National Preparedness Month: Terrorism Awareness

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

It’s National Preparedness Month, and each week Fire Corps is releasing information regarding a particular preparedness topic. September is not only National Preparedness Month, but it also marks the eighth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. While terrorist attacks are rare, fire departments and their communities need to be ready and have a plan in place before a disaster strikes.

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) created a Terrorism Awareness Guide as a resource for terrorism preparedness planning. The Guide, available on the NVFC web site at www.nvfc.org/TAG, serves as a compendium of resources and links regarding grants, training and learning, informational tools, and Department of Homeland Security standards and guidelines. The NVFC developed the Guide in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration, which is an entity of DHS.

Learn more about National Preparedness Month and access resources at www.ready.gov. Fire Corps has created an online National Preparedness Month Resource Center to provide your department and Fire Corps team with additional tools and resources to get your community prepared for emergencies of all kinds. Don’t wait until it is too late – make sure your department, Fire Corps team, and community are ready when disaster strikes.

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