Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September is National Preparedness Month

The Tacoma Fire Department Emergency Management Division would like to remind everyone that September is National Preparedness Month (NPM).  NPM focuses attention on what citizens should do to ready themselves, their families and their communities for potential disasters.

According to Ready.Gov, the U.S. government’s official preparedness website, there are three key steps for each citizen to become prepared for an emergency:

1) Get A Kit
2) Make A Plan
3) Be Informed

This year, there is a special emphasis on encouraging everyone to a create an emergency communications plan for their family and finally, be sure to check out the great regional resources provide by the Washington State Emergency Management Division.