What is National Preparedness Month?
National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign, and with support from coalition members throughout the nation, NPM is held each September to increase public awareness about emergency preparedness. During the month, Americans are encouraged to participate by hosting activities and initiatives. In recent years, more than 3,000 organizations joined the Ready Campaign as coalition members.
This year, NPM focuses on encouraging you and other Americans to take active steps toward getting involved and becoming prepared. Preparedness is everyone's responsibility. We have to work together as a team to ensure that individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities are ready. What can you do? Put together an emergency supply kit. Make a family emergency plan. Be prepared to help your neighbor. Work as a team to keep everyone safe. For more information about NPM, visit the Ready website, www.Ready.gov