NFPA has the tools for recognizing first responders during National Preparedness Month

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 12, 2016


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

through Service,” celebrates first responders.


NFPA provides materials highlighting the important role first responders play in the community. The

music  video, “Firefighters Are On their Way” at Sparky School House is about the job of firefighters

and the role they play as community helpers. The Sparky the Fire Dog® flag coloring sheet is a great

tool for teaching children about the job that first responders do to keep communities safe.


NFPA’s toolkit, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster, also provides materials the fire service and other first responders can use for

making presentations to their communities about emergency preparedness, including a presenter’s guide, PowerPoint presentation and poster to promote the training.


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