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National Preparedness Month 2017

For National Preparedness Month 2017, first responder partners provided tips citizens and communities can use to plan for emergencies.

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National Preparedness Month - You Are the Help Until the Help Arrives

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.

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National Preparedness Month: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

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.

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National Preparedness Month - Make an Emergency Plan

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.”

What EMTs Need to Know Video

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.

Responder, Know Your Community

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.

Know Where to Go

In this video, Captain Randy Bittinger gives tips for where to take shelter in the event of a disaster.

First Aid and CPR

In this video, emergency medical technicians provide preparedness tips on developing basic first aid skills and getting CPR training.

Gather Your Contact Information

In this video, Capt. Randy Bittinger provides a tip on gathering and preparing your contact information and personal records prior to an emergency.

PPD-8: National Preparedness System Description Announced

We first talked about the Presidential Policy Directive on National Preparedness last March and since then we have released the National Preparedness Goal outlining the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and

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