National Preparedness Month Series - The Prequel
FirstAidStore™ takes preparedness very seriously... you'll read us stating over and over (ad nauseum) that "Prepare" begins with "Pre" meaning before.
While we've been there supplying goods after Katrina, donating protective masks and gear during the San Diego Wildfires, shipping hundreds of thousands of First Aid Kits to the American Red Cross for Sandy Relief, and more - that is all Disaster Response & Relief.
What is more important to us is preparedness. We want you, your workplace, and your community to be ready for the next disaster - not to depend upon outside relief efforts if and when they arrive.
Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the United States of America. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. FEMA's Ready Campaign, the correlating public education outreach campaign, disseminates information to help the general public prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
We have been promoting awareness, preparation, and readiness for decades, and since preparedness means before, we are going to "practice what we preach" and offer you a series of National Preparedness Tips every day leading up to National Preparedness Month in September 2013. It is our hope that by setting aside our normal mixture of first aid information, health, and safety topics, and focusing purely on preparedness and survival issues each day throughout August, and continuing though the entire National Preparedness Month in September, we can help each of you prepare and get that much closer to the National Preparedness Goal.
National Preparedness Goal
The National Preparedness Goal, released in September 2011, defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies. The goal itself is succinct:
“A secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.”
These risks include events such as natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other man-made hazards, terrorist attacks and cyber attacks.
FIRST THINGS FIRST! We'll be offering you a host of helpful information and resources, and encouraging you o join groups like CERT, the National Preparedness Coalition, American Red Cross Red Rating, and others in the upcoming Preparedness Days beginning Tomorrow - but let's start with this... Download National Preparedness Month 2013 Tool Kit - FREE:
The National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2013 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.
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Survival Gear! Wouldn't you like to be a Prepper too?
Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
Are you Ready?
Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time.
Check your Emergency Supplies:
- Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
- Count your stock... is it enough?
- Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
- Keep cash on hand - ATMs may not be available, and you cannot count on credit cards in an emergency.
- Think Ahead-Plan Wisely-Prepare Yourself to Survive!
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