National Preparedness Month

September 5, 2012

September marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month. The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute has committed to participate in National Preparedness Month, an event founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S. The event is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.
Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. This year’s National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging all individuals and all communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. Preparedness information and events will be posted to Ready.gov
For more information about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month, visit Ready.gov or call 11-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585.