National Preparedness Month
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021
We are happy to help celebrate National Preparedness Month through all of September. Joining with our friends at FEMA, United States Fire Administration, and Department of Homeland Security, we are helping to raise the importance of Preparing for Emergencies and Disasters. An emergency and disaster can happen at any time, to anyone, and anywhere. How everyone reacts to those life changing moments is different based on their level of preparedness.
Visiting Ready.gov, your family will have countless resources to help ensure they are prepared at a moments notice. Below is an out line of suggested topics to discuss meal time, car trips, and even bed time:
- Week 1- September 1-4th--Make A Plan
- Talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Make sure to update your plan based on the Centers for Disease Control recommendations due to the Coronavirus and its variants. Ensure to keep your furry family members in your communication plans and contact sheets
- Week 2-September 5-11th--Build a Kit
- Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
- Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Kits come in various shapes and sizes, so selection based on your family's needs is left ideally up to you.
- Week 3-September 12-18th--Low Cost, No Cost Preparedness
- Natural disasters don’t wait for a convenient time. Preparing for them shouldn’t wait either. Start today by signing up for alerts, safe-guarding important documents, and taking other low cost and no cost preparedness actions to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies for you and your family.
- Week 4-September 19-25th--Teach youth about Preparedness
- Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do in case you are separated. Reassure them by providing information about how they can get involved.
- Don't count out adults and the Elderly either; we all can use reminders from time to time.
If you need additional assistance in your preparedness discussions, plans, and steps, please reach out to us and a member of the company can best address your questions.