On this second week of National Preparedness Month, the Department of Homeland Security encourages everyone to learn lifesaving skills. The week’s focus is on individuals protecting themselves and their homes from flooding, earthquakes, and fires. NFPAs Get Ready community toolkit provides materials fire departments and fire and life safety educators can use during presentations to reinforce these potentially lifesaving measures.
The Floods fact sheet provides tips on how to prepare the home from floods, evacuation tips, and pointers on how to stay safe if caught in the midst of a flood.
The Earthquakes fact sheet explains what residents can do before, during and after an earthquake to increase their chances of survival.
The Home Fires fact sheet, encourages installing and maintaining smoke alarms and gives safety tips for what to do if a fire occurs in the home.
All materials are available in English and Spanish.