Focus on Fire Safety: National Preparedness Month
This September marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Pledge to Prepare – Awareness to Action”. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking the public — individuals, business, and organizations — to take specific action steps by doing at least one of the following:
- Learn about emergency hazards – including home fires – and their appropriate responses
- Make a communications plan
- Build an emergency kit
- Get involved in preparedness in their community.
For more information on National Preparedness Month, including tips on preparing for a fire emergency, visit www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/focus/