National Preparedness Month Guidance

By U.S. ArmySeptember 3, 2015

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September is National Preparedness Month.

During this month, the Army highlights a campaign designed to increase your understanding of the threats you may face in the course of your daily lives and actions you can take to better prepare to respond to those emergencies should you experience them. Being "ready" is not just a process or a checklist of things to do, but an approach to a whole concept way of conducting deliberate planning and preparation to allow you and others the greatest opportunity to minimize the effect of a given emergency. Consequently, planning is the key to preparedness. The Ready Army tenets--Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit, and Get Involved--outline the preparedness actions you can take to prepare best for an emergency.

Here are links to additional information about ways you can prepare yourself, your office, your family, and your community for any emergency you might face. Spend some time looking over these and other resources available to you. Know what threats you are at greater risk of being affected by and make a plan to implement actions that will mitigate the effect of those threats.

Download: National Preparedness Month Guidance - September 2015 [PDF]