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National Preparedness Month: Save For an Emergency

Posted by on September 25th, 2018 Posted in: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved.

The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Save For an Emergency.

  • Plan financially for the possibility of disaster by gathering all of your financial and critical personal, household and medical information. Consider setting money aside for emergency situations.
  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) for your home. Organizations can use this kit to educate their staff on emergency planning.
  • Consider the costs of basic resources in Continuity of Operations planning for your organization.

As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, let’s review:

Has your organization been active in spreading awareness or developing a community program around preparedness? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

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