National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about steps individuals, families and communities can take to be ready for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is Prepare to Protect and highlights how preparing for disaster helps protect everyone you love. For the week of September 19-25, the recommended action is ‘Engage Your Community On Preparedness’.
You could help save countless lives by taking simple actions to prepare your community or organization for a disaster before one strikes. FEMA offers free trainings and education tools to train yourself and others on the best ways to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a disaster or emergency.
Learn how you can help your community before, during and after a disaster or emergency at www.ready.gov/get-involved or listen to the FEMA “Before, During, & After” podcast episode 94, Role of Faith Based and Community Organizations in Emergency Management. https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/audio/fema_episode-94_faith.mp3