September is National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month 2017 Logo [JPG]One the heels of yesterday’s post about hurricane preparedness, I wanted to also share the following timely information and resources.

Every year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) together with the Department of Homeland Security declared September National Preparedness Month.  This years theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

From the Ready.gov website, National Preparedness Month is defined as follows:

“We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.”

Each week has a plan and this weeks plan is “Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends.”

Here is a brief, 60 second, video on the topic:

Use the following links to download the latest versions of these helpful planning guides:

For Inidividuals:

Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids-Ready Kids

Emergency Supply List

“Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information to Get Ready”

“Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Pet Owners”

“Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Older Americans”

“Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For People With Disabilities.”

“Commuter Emergency Plan”

For Businesses:

“Prepare For Emergencies Now; Information for Businesses”

Ready Business Poster

Business Continuity Plan

Business Impact Analysis Worksheet

Continuity Resource Worksheet

Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Response Plan Resources

Insurance Discussion Coverage Form

Program Coordinator Committee Worksheet

Risk Assessment Table

Be sure to check back next week for next weeks National Preparedness Month theme.

 

 

 

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