September is National Preparedness Month: Week 3 – Be Informed

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Emergency preparedness is critical for both man-made and natural disasters. It is important to be informed so you know what to do during an emergency based on where you live, the type of emergency, and other special considerations. Start by learning what the local emergency plan is for your area through your local government. Visit www.ready.gov/america/local/index.html to find resources about preparedness in your community.

The Department of Homeland Security’s Ready campaign provides information to help you, your family, and your community prepare for all types of emergencies. Fire Corps teams can assist by encouraging citizens to take the steps necessary to get prepared. Find information at www.ready.gov so you can be informed about all types of disasters, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, winter storms, biological threats, tornadoes, explosions, and more.

Visit the Fire Corps National Preparedness Resource Center for additional tools, resources, and materials that Fire Corps teams can utilize to help ready themselves and their community for unexpected situations.

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