Getting involved and being part of something larger is the theme of Week 4 of National Preparedness Month

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 27, 2017

Colorful illustration of people planning for an emergency under the words, "Talk to Your Neighbor

During this final week of National Preparedness Month the public is encouraged to do its part to get campus, Photo of college campus building followed by Safety tipsbusiness, faith-based organizations and community organizations prepared for an emergency. FEMA provides tools for developing a preparedness program for businesses to plan for and reduce the impact of disasters, tools to make sure schools have emergency procedures in place for disasters that could affect campuses, and suggested steps to protect houses of worship. NFPA has joined forces with FEMA for National Preparedness Month and has a number of resources communities can use with this week’s theme in mind.

Campus and dorm fires information:

  • graphics
  • handouts
  • fire statistics
  • information on safety awareness campaigns
  • educational videos

Safety tip sheets on these topics:

  • campus fire safety
  • safety in places of public assembly
  • religious candles

The fact sheets in NFPA’s toolkit, “Get Ready: Preparing Your Community for a Disaster,” help with preparation for varied types if disasters.