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Region II: National Preparedness

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.

Through a series of scenarios, learn how to discuss steps to improve your safety in the event such a tragedy occurs. Material is also available in Spanish (Español).

Additional information about America’s PrepareAthon is available on


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
Last Updated: 
02/10/2017 - 13:52