This September marks the eighth annual National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme “A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare” aims at turning awareness into action. Individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations can now sign up to become a National Preparedness Month Coalition Member, joining a community who will share emergency preparedness information.
In the past, National Preparedness Month coalition members have worked to create a culture of emergency preparedness in the United States. This year, with your help, we hope to increase the number as we encourage Americans to get prepared before a disaster strikes. So here’s how to get involved:
- Register to become a coalition member at www.Ready.gov/community to have access to a toolkit full of resources for promoting emergency preparedness and to receive e-mail updates.
Even if you were a coalition member last year, it’s important that you register this year to have the benefits of a coalition member. And be sure that each level of your organization registers – branch offices, regional offices, retail stores, etc. – so they can promote preparedness at their location, too.
- Check out the webinar on National Preparedness Month for an overview of this year's theme and other resources available to NPM 2011 Coalition Members.
There is no better time to prepare your business or organization from a disaster than now. We hope you’ll join us in promoting emergency preparedness in September, and all year round, by visiting Ready.gov today.