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September is National Preparedness Month

Post Date:09/05/2018 2:00 pm

Are you prepared for an emergency? The month of September, National Preparedness Month (NPM), is a time to ensure you and your family are prepared. Hosted by the Ready Campaign, NPM encourages households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

Preparedness is a shared responsibility that takes input and work from the community. A resilient community is one that’s prepared for an emergency and that preparation can’t be done solely by local officials.  It takes individuals, families, business, schools, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations getting involved and joining together.

Ready.Gov provides the following tips to help prepare for an emergency:

Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies, empowering individuals to lend support. To help train residents for local emergency situations, the Town offers a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The 20-hour course is held once per year in the spring. For more information, or to register, visit QueenCreek.org/CERT.

Take the opportunity this September to be ready and help others be ready too. For more preparedness information, visit fema.gov and ready.gov.

For up-to-date communications from the Town of Queen Creek, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TOQC_official. For additional information about the Town visit QueenCreek.org

   

Media Contact:

Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer

480-358-3195

Constance.Wilson@QueenCreek.org

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