September is National Preparedness Month, which reminds us 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, “Individual
Preparedness,” focuses on the actions individuals can take to be prepared for emergencies,
including being aware of specific needs they may have in an emergency, and considering
individuals with disabilities or access and functional needs.
NFPA’s community toolkit, Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster, includes
of a disaster. All of these materials are available in English and Spanish.
The Get Ready! Toolkit provides a library of material on emergency preparedness firefighters
and other first responders can use to reach out to members of the community. Individuals can
access these items as well.
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