Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Winging It" is a pretty rough Preparedness Plan (aka. "Fake it 'till you make it" doesn't work as an Emergency Plan)

USA.gov - Winging It Is Not an Emergency Plan

Emergencies can occur with no warning. Do you have a supplies kit and a plan of action?

September is National Preparedness Month. Visit Ready.gov for guidance on what to before, during, and after different kinds of natural disasters and other emergencies.

Another action you can take is to join the National Preparedness Community. It’s free and open to all. As a member, you’ll have access to special preparedness resources and can collaborate with others in your community.

FEMA - National Preparedness Community


National Preparedness Month 2013 Toolkit

The National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2013 Toolkit includes suggestions for activities and events that state, local, tribal and territorial governments, business, non-governmental organizations, and community organizations could sponsor to promote NPM.

This toolkit also includes templates and drafts of newsletter articles, blogs, posters, and other collateral material that you are able to use in various outreach efforts. As you familiarize yourself with the toolkit, keep in mind the audiences that you work with, and select the tools that are best able to help your organization reach them most effectively.

The National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2013 Toolkit is available below in its entirety. Individual chapters and resources by audience from the NPM Toolkit are also listed below according to the Toolkit's Table of Contents


You've heard me stand on the soapbox before, so I won't repeat it all. Just let me say preparedness is a process, not a destination...


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"Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake-Resistant Design and Construction" Free PDF from FEMA
While it can be too later to prepare, it's never too early... Being ready is not hard, just do it, bit by bit...
Be prepared and know what you've got - Free Home Inventory Spreadsheet
A 2012 Survival Guide from How Stuff Works (Nonsense, but being prepared isn’t)
Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) provides Zombie Apocalypse 101 Survival Tips (really...) - And Zombie badges too!
Live on Earth? Then you live in a earthquake zone (your local activity may vary). When should you think about preparing for one? Um… Now!
Your Evacuation Plan – Do you have one? The time to make one is now, BEFORE you really need it…
National Preparedness Month: Don’t be afraid.. Be Ready

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