April 30 is National PrepareAthon! Day. FEMA and Ready.gov have released a helpful digital engagement toolkit designed to help individuals and organizations use social media channels to promote the PrepareAthon! event.
The toolkit includes sample tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram messages to customize and help you raise awareness and engage with your community.
Event timeline and themes:
- March 15 – 31: Raise awareness about America’s PrepareAthon!
- April 1 – 15: Share your preparedness action for America’s PrepareAthon!
- April 16 – 30: Join the national conversation and illustrate your preparedness action with visuals like photos, graphics or the customizable flyers you can find at ready.gov/prepare.
Find more information about America’s PrepareAthon! at www.ready.gov/prepare.
Download the toolkit here: http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/readynpm/view?objectId=3235152
September is National Preparedness Month and the theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” This is a great time to encourage your residents, staff, customers and other stakeholders to self-register for your emergency alerts.
Each week throughout National Preparedness Month will focus on different emergency preparation topics:
Week 1 – How to Reconnect with Family After a Disaster
Week 2 – Know How to plan for specific needs before a Disaster
Week 3 – How to Build an Emergency Kit
Week 4 & 5 – How to Practice for an emergency
Download the National Preparedness Month 2014 Digital Engagement Toolkit from Ready.gov and you will find printable publications, sample social media posts, tips, tools, and more.
September is National Preparedness Month. Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month is managed and sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign 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. Also available are banners, images, and logos to support community member outreach for the NPM 2013 including a Facebook cover photo and Twitter background.