NFPA’s Get Ready! Preparing Your Community for a Disaster has the right tools for National Preparedness Month 

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 19, 2016

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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

emergency preparedness handouts for older adults and people with disabilities. It also
includes an emergency supplies kit handout that is a check-off list of items needed in the event

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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