Don’t let September go by without doing your part for National Preparedness Month. Already have a plan, that’s okay, now is the perfect time to review, update, and practice your emergency response plans. FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have great tips for businesses, communities, and families to help you prepare for a disaster or emergency.
Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies
The most important things you can do to protect employees, students, loved ones, pets, and yourself in the event of a disaster or emergency is to have a plan, an emergency preparedness kit, and signup for weather and emergency alerts that impact where you live and work.
Make a Plan – National Preparedness Month
Creating and updating your Emergency Preparedness Plan can help mitigate loss and confusion during disasters. To get started, check out Ready.gov for advice and templates that you can tailor to your specific needs.
Build an Emergency Preparedness Kit – National Preparedness Month
If a disaster were to strike today, would you have immediate access to what you need? Remember, you can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself. At a minimum, you should have:
- Portable Charger
- Phone and Device Cables
- First aid kit
- Important Documents
- Download the Build A Kit supply list
Sign up for Weather and Emergency Alerts – National Preparedness Month
Be sure to visit the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, download the Red Cross Mobile Apps, and sign up for the weather and emergency alerts and warnings. Do you know your evacuation routes? Take time to learn your evacuation routes and zones. You can find your local and community emergency management information at https://www.ready.gov/local. All you have to do is search your zip code.
Remember! Be Prepared! On any given day, anything can happen, so take time today to plan, practice, and share your plans.
Need help developing a plan for your school, business, or organization? The LARGO Consulting Services Team can help. We are committed to creating safe and secure environments wherever people live, learn, work, shop, and play. It’s our way of making the world a better place. Just contact us to learn more.
*The article National Preparedness Month was refreshed from a post that appeared in 2020.