This page describes the National Preparedness Division.
Region II Individual Preparedness Activities
America’s PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercises. The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of individuals who:
Understand which disasters could happen in their community
Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
Take action to increase their preparedness
Participate in community resilience planning
A key element to successfully responding to and recovering from a major disaster is the overall preparedness of individual citizens and their families. With that in mind, FEMA invites you to participate in a series of ‘What would you do?’ scenarios with your loved ones in order to assess your level of preparedness.
Additional information about America’s PrepareAthon is available on https://www.Ready.gov/Prepare
In active collaboration with our full range of partners and stakeholders in the private sector, the non-governmental & volunteer sector, and all levels of the public sector (states, territories, tribes, counties, municipalities):
To build a culture of individual and community preparedness;
To integrate existing partner & stakeholder emergency management plans to facilitate comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional Regional planning;
To assess current Regional risks and capabilities to prioritize any consequent capability shortfalls; and
To align priorities within the Region to effectively steward grant programs, trust building and test additional prioritized capabilities.
Leadership: Lawrence O'Reilly
Things You Should Know
Things Businesses Should Know
Things Communities Should Know
Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Vision
- FEMA Region II's March 2014 THIRA