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The more you prepare for an emergency in advance, the quicker you will be able to recover and get life back to normal. These videos demonstrate preparedness in action or stress the importance of getting prepared before a disaster strikes. Visit Ready.gov to get prepared today.
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September 20, 2013
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  • A short instructional video explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.

    Preparing Makes Sense

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    A short instructional video explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved.
  • Lodi, N.J., September 20, 2011 -- September 20, 2011 -- FEMA, along with state partners, put up billboards around the NJ area to get people information and emphasize the importance of preparedness. -- Tim Pioppo/FEMA

    Preparedness Billboard on Rt. 46

    Photo by Tim Pioppo
    Lodi, N.J., September 20, 2011 -- September 20, 2011 -- FEMA, along with state partners, put up billboards around the NJ area to get people information and emphasize the importance of preparedness. -- Tim Pioppo/FEMA
  • Lodi, N.J., September 20, 2011 -- September 20, 2011 -- FEMA, along with state partners, put up many roadside billboards to emphasize the importance of preparedness, and to get information out to people in a varied way. -- Tim Pioppo/FEMA

    Billboard on NJ Rt. 46

    Photo by Tim Pioppo
    Lodi, N.J., September 20, 2011 -- September 20, 2011 -- FEMA, along with state partners, put up many roadside billboards to emphasize the importance of preparedness, and to get information out to people in a varied way. -- Tim Pioppo/FEMA
  • Green Bay, Wis., September 12, 2011 -- A billboard promotes the theme of National Preparedness Month 2011. Get prepared before a disaster strikes at www.Ready.gov.

    National Preparedness Month Billboard

    Photo by FEMA News Photo
    Green Bay, Wis., September 12, 2011 -- A billboard promotes the theme of National Preparedness Month 2011. Get prepared before a disaster strikes at www.Ready.gov.
  • Produced :60 and :30 PSA reminding residents to prepare now for the upcoming hurricane season.  Right click on mp3 icon to download and save to a local computer.

    Be Ready 08

    Audio by Radio Room
    Produced :60 and :30 PSA reminding residents to prepare now for the upcoming hurricane season. Right click on mp3 icon to download and save to a local computer.
  • Preparing for a disaster helps everyone in the family accept the fact that disasters do happen.  A disaster supply kit can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable during and after a disaster.

    How To Assemble a Disaster Preparedness Kit

    Video by Thomas Trace
    Preparing for a disaster helps everyone in the family accept the fact that disasters do happen. A disaster supply kit can help you and your family stay safe and comfortable during and after a disaster.
  • FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino reminds us of the importance of making sure you and your pets are prepared for disaster.

    Pet Preparedness

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino reminds us of the importance of making sure you and your pets are prepared for disaster.
  • Administrator Fugate uses the example of the San Bruno, California explosion and fire as a reason to make sure you and your family are prepared for any disaster.

    The Importance of Preparedness

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Fugate uses the example of the San Bruno, California explosion and fire as a reason to make sure you and your family are prepared for any disaster.
  • Administrator Craig Fugate on the release of new public service announcements for Listo.gov, the Ready Campaign's spanish-language website.  The PSA's are also available in English.

    Launch of new preparedness PSA's

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    Administrator Craig Fugate on the release of new public service announcements for Listo.gov, the Ready Campaign's spanish-language website. The PSA's are also available in English.
  • Anuncio de servicio público que recalca la importancia de la preparación. Visite listo.gov para preparar un equipo, hacer un plan y estar informado.

    Listo.gov PSA - Consecuencias

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    Anuncio de servicio público que recalca la importancia de la preparación. Visite listo.gov para preparar un equipo, hacer un plan y estar informado.
  • A public service announcement promoting preparedness. Visit Ready.gov to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.

    Ready.gov PSA - Consequences

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    A public service announcement promoting preparedness. Visit Ready.gov to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
  • Public Service Announcement promoting preparedness.  Visit Ready.gov to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.

    Ready.gov PSA - Flood

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    Public Service Announcement promoting preparedness. Visit Ready.gov to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed.
  • Anuncio de servicio público que recalca la importancia de la preparación. Visite listo.gov para preparar un equipo, hacer un plan y estar informado

    Listo.gov - Inundaciones Anuncio

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    Anuncio de servicio público que recalca la importancia de la preparación. Visite listo.gov para preparar un equipo, hacer un plan y estar informado
  • A message from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and acting U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines on simple things you can do to protect yourself from fires in the home as part of 2010 Fire Prevention Week.

    Fire Prevention Week

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    A message from FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and acting U.S. Fire Administrator Glenn Gaines on simple things you can do to protect yourself from fires in the home as part of 2010 Fire Prevention Week.
  • Administrator Craig Fugate and "Abe", one of the "Racing Presidents" from the Washington Nationals baseball team on simple steps you can take to save lives during Fire Prevention Week.

    Craig and Abe on Fire Prevention Week

    Video by Bradley Carroll
    Administrator Craig Fugate and "Abe", one of the "Racing Presidents" from the Washington Nationals baseball team on simple steps you can take to save lives during Fire Prevention Week.
  • Two earthquake mitigation activity testimonials from California business owners/operators. Mr. Hoyt Fields of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and Mr. Jim Saunders of Pasa de Robles, CA both provide brief explanations of the earthquake mitigation activities that they have taken to protect their businesses.

    Earthquake Mitigation Saves Lives

    Video by David Javier
    Two earthquake mitigation activity testimonials from California business owners/operators. Mr. Hoyt Fields of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and Mr. Jim Saunders of Pasa de Robles, CA both provide brief explanations of the earthquake mitigation activities that they have taken to protect their businesses.
  • When Bridgewater, MA was struck by the mid January 2011 blizzard, virtually the entire town was without power or communications. The Bridgewater CERT team opened an emergency storm shelter available to the public.

    Community Emergency Response Team Active in Bridgewater, MA

    Video by wendell.davisjr@fema.gov
    When Bridgewater, MA was struck by the mid January 2011 blizzard, virtually the entire town was without power or communications. The Bridgewater CERT team opened an emergency storm shelter available to the public.
  • FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama provides one-of-a-kind training for first responders from around the nation.  Here is a quick look at Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents.

    Center for Domestic Preparedness - Technical Emergency Response Training

    Video by Shannon Arledge
    FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama provides one-of-a-kind training for first responders from around the nation. Here is a quick look at Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) incidents.
  • FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III provides information on kicking off National Preparedness Month 2011.

    Kicking Off National Preparedness Month

    Video by Sandy Jasmund
    FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III provides information on kicking off National Preparedness Month 2011.
  • Most people spend a lot of time in their vehicles.  Make sure  you have an emergency kit in your car because you never know when an emergency or disaster can strike.

    Be Prepared For Emergencies While Traveling

    Video by Sandy Jasmund
    Most people spend a lot of time in their vehicles. Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car because you never know when an emergency or disaster can strike.

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