Make a plan during National Preparedness Month

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Sep 12, 2019

Practice your escape plan today!


Do you have a plan for an emergency? It’s important to make a plan today. Throughout the month of September, NFPA will be participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA. During this second week of the public awareness campaign the focus is on being prepared if disaster strikes. Here are some steps:

  • Put together a plan by discussing key questions with your family, friends, or household to start your emergency plan.
  • Consider specific needs in your household
  • Fill out a family emergency plan
  • Practice your plan with your family/household

Planning and practice are at the center of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign. Home escape planning and practice ensure that everyone knows what to do in a fire and is prepared to escape quickly and safely. FPW materials designed to help public educators, consumers, and others reinforce the important messages in their communities can be found in the toolkit, which includes sample social media posts and cards, home fire escape grids, kids’ activity sheets, checklists, and press releases.