Tips to Promote National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is just around the corner, starting September 1. Here are some tips to help kick off your planning for the month of September.

“Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” We can all take action to prepare. This year’s themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and places of worship.

NPM Theme: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

2017 Weekly Themes

Week 1:  September 1-9  

Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2:  September 10-16 

Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Week 3:  September 17-23 

Practice and Build Out Your Plans

Week 4:  September 24-30  

Get Involved! Be a part of Something Larger


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