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America's PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience.
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March 7, 2014
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  • Washington, D.C., Sep. 5, 2013 -- Craig Fugate introduces America's PrepareAthon (AP) at the workshop on "Building Resilience to Catastrophic Risks through Public-Private Partnerships" at the National Academy of Sciences. AP is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. The Great ShakeOut on October 17, 2013  is the first AP community day of action.

    Craig Fugate and America's PrepareAthon!

    Photo by Jennifer Lynette
    Washington, D.C., Sep. 5, 2013 -- Craig Fugate introduces America's PrepareAthon (AP) at the workshop on "Building Resilience to Catastrophic Risks through Public-Private Partnerships" at the National Academy of Sciences. AP is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. The Great ShakeOut on October 17, 2013 is the first AP community day of action.
  • Washington, D.C., Sep. 5, 2013 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate addresses individual and community preparedness during America's PrepareAthon. America's PrepareAthon is designed to prepare everyone before a disaster (e.g., tornadoes, extreme heat, earthquakes, or wildfires) strikes through year-round drills, discussions and exercises at the community level.

    America's PrepareAthon at the National Academy of Sciences

    Photo by Brittany Trotter
    Washington, D.C., Sep. 5, 2013 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate addresses individual and community preparedness during America's PrepareAthon. America's PrepareAthon is designed to prepare everyone before a disaster (e.g., tornadoes, extreme heat, earthquakes, or wildfires) strikes through year-round drills, discussions and exercises at the community level.
  • Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- Students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, TX simulate sheltering in place during an America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action drill on April 30.  The students held a pep rally at Cross Timbers Middle School.

    Students take part in America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action

    Photo by Stephanie Moffett
    Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- Students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, TX simulate sheltering in place during an America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action drill on April 30. The students held a pep rally at Cross Timbers Middle School.
  • Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- Students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, TX creatively dress up as characters from the Wizard of Oz during a America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action tornado drill and pep rally at Cross Timbers Middle School On April 30.

    Students Take Part in a Region VI America's PrepareAthon! Event

    Photo by Stephanie Moffett
    Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- Students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, TX creatively dress up as characters from the Wizard of Oz during a America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action tornado drill and pep rally at Cross Timbers Middle School On April 30.
  • Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- FEMA Region VI Deputy Regional Administrator David Passey speaks with students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, Texas about preparedness.  The students took part in a tornado drill/pep rally on April 30 for America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action.

    Region VI joins Grapevine, TX Students for an America's PrepareAthon! Event

    Photo by Stephanie Moffett
    Grapevine, Texas, April 30, 2014 -- FEMA Region VI Deputy Regional Administrator David Passey speaks with students from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD in Grapevine, Texas about preparedness. The students took part in a tornado drill/pep rally on April 30 for America's PrepareAthon! Day of Action.
  • FEMA Region VI Regional Administrator Tony Robinson talks about items in his preparedness kit during a local media interview that included Denton, TX Mayor Mark Burroughs. The interview covered America's PrepareAthon! and plans for FEMA Region VI and the city of Denton to hold an April 30 Tornado Drill.

    FEMA Region VI Administrator Talks Preparedness

    Photo by Jacqueline Chandler
    FEMA Region VI Regional Administrator Tony Robinson talks about items in his preparedness kit during a local media interview that included Denton, TX Mayor Mark Burroughs. The interview covered America's PrepareAthon! and plans for FEMA Region VI and the city of Denton to hold an April 30 Tornado Drill.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Participates in PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Supports PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Supports PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.

    FEMA Corps Supports PrepareAthon

    Photo by Peter Herrick, Jr.
    Philadelphia, Pa., May 6, 2014 -- On May 6th the Department of Labor organized a PrepareAthon for the Curtis Center with FEMA Region III and OSHA. 25 agencies were invited to come and talk with staff about taking actions, participate in a preparedness game and learn about flood mitigation from 10am-2pm.
  • San Antonio, Texas, May 14, 2014 -- PrepareAthon! Staffer Paloma Garcia mans a information booth at the Texas Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio.

    FEMA Region 6 Talks America's PrepareAthon! at Texas Conference

    Photo by Jacqueline Chandler
    San Antonio, Texas, May 14, 2014 -- PrepareAthon! Staffer Paloma Garcia mans a information booth at the Texas Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio.
  • <p>Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Nulise Francois works side by side with U.S. Army soldiers to spread the emergency preparedness word during an America&#39;s PrepareAthon event at Boston&#39;s South Station.</p>

    America's PrepareAthon Event in Boston

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Nulise Francois works side by side with U.S. Army soldiers to spread the emergency preparedness word during an America's PrepareAthon event at Boston's South Station.

  • <p>Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Robert Keller chats with a commuter about how to get prepared for disasters during an America&#39;s PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston.</p>

    America's PrepareAthon Event at South Station in Boston

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Robert Keller chats with a commuter about how to get prepared for disasters during an America's PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston.

  • <p>Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Emily Miller chats with a commuter about how to get prepared for disasters during an America&#39;s PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston.</p>

    America's PrepareAthon Event at South Station in Boston

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Emily Miller chats with a commuter about how to get prepared for disasters during an America's PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston.

  • <p>Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- Emily Miller and Robert Keller are all smiles at an America&#39;s PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston. Other emergency response agencies from around Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts joined FEMA Region I in sharing preparedness info at this event.</p>

    America's PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- Emily Miller and Robert Keller are all smiles at an America's PrepareAthon event at South Station in Boston. Other emergency response agencies from around Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts joined FEMA Region I in sharing preparedness info at this event.

  • <p>Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Robert Keller mans the FEMA table at an America&#39;s PrepareAthon event at Boston&#39;s South Station.</p>

    America's PrepareAthon Event at South Station in Boston

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- FEMA staffer Robert Keller mans the FEMA table at an America's PrepareAthon event at Boston's South Station.

  • <p>Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- Commuters heading home from a long workday in Boston stop to chat about emergency preparedness with FEMA staffer Robert Keller. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross, the MBTA Transit Police, and the Boston Fire Department, among other agencies, joined FEMA Region I at Boston&#39;s South Station for an America&#39;s PrepareAthon event.</p>

    America's PrepareAthon Event

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Boston, Mass., September 3, 2014 -- Commuters heading home from a long workday in Boston stop to chat about emergency preparedness with FEMA staffer Robert Keller. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Red Cross, the MBTA Transit Police, and the Boston Fire Department, among other agencies, joined FEMA Region I at Boston's South Station for an America's PrepareAthon event.

  • <p>FEMA Region I staffers share preparedness information at the Massport Safety Fair, held in the JetBlue hangar at Logan International Airport.</p>

    FEMA Region I at Massport Safety Fair

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    FEMA Region I staffers share preparedness information at the Massport Safety Fair, held in the JetBlue hangar at Logan International Airport.

  • <p>Massport Fire Rescue shares preparedness information at the Massport Safety Fair, held in the JetBlue hangar at Logan International Airport.</p>

    Massport Safety Fair, Logan International Airport

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Massport Fire Rescue shares preparedness information at the Massport Safety Fair, held in the JetBlue hangar at Logan International Airport.

  • <p>Workers line up for lunch at the Massport Safety Fair, held in the JetBlue hangar at Logan International Airport.<br />
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    Massport Safety Fair

    Photo by Eilis Maynard

    Workers line up for lunch at the Massport Safety Fair, held in the JetBlue hangar at Logan International Airport.
     

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