September is National Preparedness Month
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As September approaches Citizen Corps and are gearing up for the fourth annual National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort meant to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. Throughout September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will work with over 1,000 organizations to highlight the importance of emergency preparedness and promote individual involvement through events and activities across the nation.

“Get a kit, make a plan, be informed and get involved.”

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Coalition members agree to distribute emergency preparedness information and sponsor activities across the country that will promote emergency preparedness. Membership is open to all public and private sector organizations. Groups and individuals can register to become National Preparedness Month Coalition members…

… the Home Safety Council (HSC) will distribute its popular Get Ready with Freddie! disaster preparedness kit this month. The campaign is geared toward teachers and students in the nation’s 65,000 elementary schools. The kit will be delivered in late August to an estimated 13 million teachers, students and their families to teach them about preparedness. HSC is also sponsoring a national Kids Prepare America Contest to showcase how students are driving family preparedness efforts at home. One student winner will be chosen from each of the 10 FEMA regions for a Grand Prize trip to Washington, D.C., in June 2008, accompanied by an adult family member, his or her teacher, and a local safety partner. Citizen Corps members are invited to join the HSC Expert Network to receive a free copy of the Get Ready with Freddie! program and contest rules. To register please visit

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