National Preparedness Month 2009 news

As National Preparedness Month Ends In The US, The Need To Stay Prepared Remains

An image from one of the public service advertisements unveiled during National Preparedness Month FEMA continues to encourage every American to be ready for emergencies As September comes to an end, so does the 6th annual National Preparedness Month (NPM), but FEMA continues efforts to ensure every American is prepared. NPM, sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, in conjunction with FEMA, is held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to pre...

National Preparedness Month: Wildland Fires And Firewise

Fire Corps is highlighting the need for awareness of increasing wildfire risks Fire Corps urges action on wildfire risk Throughout National Preparedness Month Fire Corps has been releasing weekly information bulletins regarding a particular preparedness topic. September is the peak of wildfire season, and, according to The Blue Ribbon Panel on Wildland/Urban Interface, it is estimated that 100,000 wildland fires destroy nearly 1 million acres every year in the United States...

National Preparedness Month: Hurricane Preparedness

A hurricane-damaged home - Fire Corps is calling for an increase in hurricane preparedness Fire Corps highlights dangers of US hurricane season It's National Preparedness Month, and each week Fire Corps is releasing information regarding a particular preparedness topic. September is not only National Preparedness Month, but it is also in the peak of hurricane season. In recent years, tragedies like hurricanes Katrina and Rita have emphasized the need for prepared...

Secretary Napolitano And US Girl Scouts Announce New Preparedness Patch

The US Girl Scouts and DHS Citizen Corps have announced a new alliance, promoting community preparedness New initiative will bolster community preparedness Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Kathy Cloninger today unveiled a Girl Scout preparedness patch - designed to engage Girl Scouts and their families in personal preparedness for all emergencies-and announced a new affiliation between DHS Citizen Corps and the...

Secretary Napolitano And FEMA Administrator Fugate Unveil Ads To Encourage Emergency Preparedness

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano introduces the ads in New York Ads designed to highlight National Preparedness Month across US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today joined with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate and the Ad Council to launch a new series of Ready Campaign public service advertisements (PSAs) designed to encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies, kicking off September's...

September Is National Preparedness Month In The US

National Preparedness Month 2009 aims to spread awareness of the need for shared preparedness National campaign designed to highlight need for shared preparedness Led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, National Preparedness Month is held each September and is designed to raise awareness and promote action surrounding emergency preparedness among citizens, businesses and communities. Gary Jones, Acting Regional Adminis...

Red Cross Trains U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Senior Staff In Emergency Medical Response

DHS Secretary Napolitano and senior staff received EMS training from the American Red Cross Session highlights importance of basic EMS skills ahead of National Preparedness Month The American Red Cross today trained Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other DHS leaders on how to be prepared for and respond to medical emergencies until professional responders can get to the scene. Red Cross instructors offered hands-on trainin...

Help Your Community Be Ready During National Preparedness Month

Fire Corps programs aim to promote community emergency preparedness Focus on what it truly means to be "ready" September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and Fire Corps programs nationwide can help promote emergency preparedness in their communities. Led by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps and supported by organizations including Fire Corps, NPM is held each September to raise awareness and promote action surrounding emergency preparedness among citizens, busines...

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