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
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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