NFPA community toolkit provides materials to help families take action during National Preparedness Month

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 6, 2016

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September is National Preparedness Month, which serves as a reminder that we all must

take action to prepare–now and throughout the year–for the types of emergencies that
could affect us where we live, work and visit. Each week of September has a theme. This

week’s theme, “Preparing Family and Friends,” focuses on making a family emergency

communication plan.


NFPA’s community toolkit, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster, provides

material for reaching out to members of the community, including handouts families can use

to get prepared. 


The emergency plan cards are forms family members can fill out with their emergency contact
information. The emergency plan form helps families plan how they will contact each other if

they are not together during an emergency and provides a review of what to do in an emergency.


The emergency supplies kit is a check-off list of items needed in the event of a disaster. It also offers suggestions for helping children create their own personal pack checklist. All of these items
are free and available in English and Spanish.


The Get Ready! Toolkit also provides materials the fire service and first responders need to make

presentations to their communities, including a presenter’s guide, PowerPoint presentation and poster

to promote the training.


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