Hurricane season has gotten off to a quick start. Already three named storms have occurred in the Atlantic hurricane season. The season runs from the beginning of June to November with the peak from mid-August to late October. Recent hurricanes and disasters have shown that communities count on firefighters and other first responders to keep them safe and protected. These days first responders and local residents are working together to prepare cities and towns for disaster. Firefighters can reach out to members of their communities with essential safety information included in NFPA’s emergency planning toolkit: Preparing Your Community for a Disaster. The toolkit includes fact sheets on hurricane preparedness in English and Spanish.