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To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. Continue reading about EMI's Mission...

DON'T WAIT. COMMUNICATE. Make your emergency plan today. September is national preparedness month! FEMA logo. America's PrepareAthon! logo. Ready.gov logo.
National Preparedness Month

2015 NPM Theme: Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

September is National Preparedness Month. This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.

Here are some things you can do to get started:

  1. Download the National Preparedness Month toolkit
    In this toolkit, you will find useful tips on how to promote preparedness by using graphics, videos and text to promote through social media.
  2. Check out Weekly Themes
    Each week in September will focus on a specific hazard. We will post resources and tips to raise awareness to help you learn more about the hazard.
  3. Register for National PrepareAthon! Day
    Continue the momentum by participating in National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Join America’s PrepareAthon! and register your own event or join other activities and events. Go to America's PrepareAthon! to select your activity.
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