Be Disaster Aware: Public Safety Officials

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National Preparedness Month

September 11, 2014

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Every day, our public safety officials protect and serve our families and communities – putting their lives at risk to save ours.  They are our nurses, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, emergency managers, public utility workers, and other first responders. Their bravery helps citizens and communities stay safe before a disaster – and also helps us rebuild when things have been destroyed.  During National Preparedness Month, we want to sincerely thank all public safety officials that work hard every day to keep our families and communities safe


Remember, public safety officials have families too. Public safety officials who are well-prepared in their own household will have the peace of mind to focus on the task at hand, rather than worrying about whether their family is taken care of. If you’re a first responder, make sure you take some time this month to make sure your own family is prepared. The Ready Responder Toolkit is designed to provide emergency response agencies with planning tools to help prepare first responders and their families for emergencies. Remember, first responders can serve as role models for other members in the community, leading by example to encourage preparedness.


Are you or someone you know a public safety official? Tweet this message out to encourage preparedness amongst other public safety officials in your community.

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First Responders: Join the Community of Practice


Are you a First Responder? The National Preparedness Community's First Responders Community of Practice is an excellent place to collaborate with community members with the same interests. The National Preparedness Community is full of many brave men and women who work tirelessly to ensure that their communities are safe and prepared for any, and every, emergency situation. You can actively engage with your peers and other emergency managers on a variety of topics, and find great resources to help increase preparedness in your communities. Join the Community of Practice now!

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National Preparedness Month 2-14 Report Back Survey

Did you plan an event for National Preparedness Month? Take five minutes to share information about your event and the impact it had in your community. Your answers will help us share your stories and highlight your accomplishments on the National Preparedness Community and other online channels.


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