• Region II

September is National Preparedness Month

Please see the FEMA email chain below. September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. The link below provides resources and a toolkit if your site would like to participate:


Thank you for participating in the Voluntary Protection Program.

"Is your community prepared? September is the first month of fall, when kids head back to school, and our traditional month to focus on preparedness. This year's theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate." focuses on family, community and individual preparedness. We're excited about the opportunity to help you and your family learn more about emergencies and how to be prepared whenever or wherever they strike.

As is the tradition, each week of National Preparedness Month has a designated theme:

• Week 1 (September 4-10): Preparing Family and Friends

• Week 2 (September 11-17): Preparing Through Service

• Week 3 (September 18-24): Individual Preparedness

• Week 4 (September 25-30): Lead-up to National PrepareAthon! Day, September 30"

(This is shared from an email sent to the Region 2 VPP Sites from Richard F. Brown, CSP, CFPS, VPP Manager, US DOL OSHA)

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