Participate in the National Preparedness Month Coalition

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

More than 3,260 organizations across the country signed up to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Ready Campaign for National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2008 and they hope to surpass that number this year. As of June 19, more than 1,200 national, regional, tribal, state and local businesses and organizations, including Fire Corps, have pledged their support and joined the 2009 NPM Coalition. Non-member organizations are strongly encouraged to join before the start of NPM on September 1.

Led by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, NPM is held each September to raise awareness and promote action surrounding emergency preparedness among citizens, businesses, and communities. NPM 2009 is focused on helping Americans understand what it truly means to be Ready, which includes specific items to include in kits, making a plan, being informed, and getting involved. This will also be the focus of Ready’s new public service announcements that are being produced by the Advertising Council and are slated to launch during NPM this September.

All NPM Coalition members have agreed to distribute emergency preparedness information and sponsor activities across the country that will promote emergency preparedness. Membership is open to all public and private sector organizations. Groups and individuals can register to become members by visiting, and clicking on the National Preparedness Month banner.

Fire Corps developed the National Preparedness Month Resource Center to provide tools, resources, and materials that Fire Corps teams can utilize to help ready themselves and their community for emergency situations. Access the Fire Corps National Preparedness Month Resource Center online at

View the 2009 NPM Coalition list at For more information on the Ready Campaign and NPM, visit (English) or (Spanish). Information is also available by phone at 1-800-BE-READY or 1-888-SE-LISTO.

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