National Preparedness Month
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) strives to stay at the leading edge of innovative solutions to challenging technical problems. Using this year’s National Preparedness Month weekly themes as a guide, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight some S&T programs worthy of a merit badge for the contributions they’ve made to our nation’s preparedness.
For National Preparedness Month 2017, first responder partners provided tips citizens and communities can use to plan for emergencies.
September 17-23 is the third week of National Preparedness Month. During this week, we ask that you take some time to practice and refine your family emergency plans. Often you are the help until help arrives. That's why practice makes perfect! Practice your plans by completing an exercise, workshop, or training.
September 10-16, is the second week of National Preparedness Month. This week’s theme is having a Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community. Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate. When the whole community comes together we can often meet the needs of everyone.
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an opportunity to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
In this video, emergency medical technicians share tips for what medical and personal information is most critical for people to have ready in the event of an emergency.
In this video, Captain Randy Bittinger shares tips with fellow first responders on why it’s important to understand the community they serve as a key aspect of disaster preparedness.
In this video, Captain Randy Bittinger gives tips for where to take shelter in the event of a disaster.
In this video, emergency medical technicians provide preparedness tips on developing basic first aid skills and getting CPR training.