National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month is managed and sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” with the aim of educating and empowering Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
The Ready Campaign relies on everyone to reach out to many different audiences and motivate them to become prepared for disasters and emergencies. FEMA encourages involving community and business leaders in the planning process with the help of its toolkit.
This NPM toolkit includes suggestions for activities and events that state, local, tribal and territorial governments, business, non-governmental organizations, and community organizations could sponsor to promote NPM. This toolkit also includes templates and drafts of newsletter articles, blogs, posters, and other collateral material that you are able to use in various outreach efforts.