Focus on Fire Safety: National Preparedness Month

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/

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