National Preparedness Month
September is historically the month in which emergency management organizations emphasize and discuss individual and family emergency preparedness. This year the CDC and FEMA have launched a joint campaign to educate individuals on the types of emergencies which we could face. They have also presented a variety of ways you can prepare yourself, your family, and your community.
This year’s campaign by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Mass DPH) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the) is called Ready Massachusetts. It is being presented in four parts as follows:
Be Informed – Know what emergencies may occur and stay informed
- Get Involved – Volunteer opportunities in emergency preparedness and response
Residents are encouraged to visit both of these sites to read about the types of emergencies which we can face in this area. You can also learn about personal preparedness plans and strategies which can allow you to prepare for and survive these situations. The more you are prepared for an emergency situation the more likely you will survive with only minor discomfort.