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September 21, 2015

National PrepareAthon! Day is Sept. 30

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September has been National Preparedness Month, a time to plan ahead for the unexpected emergencies that can devastate families, businesses and communities. Everyone is invited to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.

Don't Wait. Communicate.

The theme of this year's National Preparedness Month is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today." This is an opportunity for individuals, organizations and communities to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercises. Program goals include helping people to:
  • Understand which disasters could happen in their community
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
  • Take action to increase their preparedness
  • Participate in community resilience planning

Preparedness Planning for Your Business

Businesses can easily prepare for hazards like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and pandemic illness, as well as human-caused hazards such as acts of violence, and even technology-related hazards such as system or equipment failures and malfunctions.

The Ready Business website provides tools to create a plan to addresses many hazards using an “all hazards approach” that follows the National Fire Protection Association 1600, Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs.


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