Since 1922, the second week of October has been designated as Fire Prevention Week (FPW). The campaign is sponsored by
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This year’s NPM theme – “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” – focuses on planning for emergencies such as fires, flooding, power outages, and earthquakes.
The goal of NPM is to increase the number of individuals and communities that prepare for emergencies systematically. You and your family should prepare for disasters and be able to help first responders in your community.
You can learn how to respond during an emergency through training programs like Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The course teaches disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills such as CPR and first aid.
Each week in September has a different theme:
Besides creating an emergency plan, you can spread the word about NPM using the social media kit on NPM’s website. The kit provides key marketing and preparedness messaging to print or share on your social media channels.
Throughout September, over 3,000 organizations across the country will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage Americans to take action.
During National Preparedness Month, be part of the national effort to fight disasters by engaging in preparedness actions. Make a plan, spread the word, and help others!