The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Ready Campaign, in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council, recently launched new web tools that will make it easier for individuals and organizations throughout the nation to join the 2011 National Preparedness Month coalition and pledge their support to help prepare their families, businesses and communities for emergencies of all kinds.
The eighth annual National Preparedness Month will kick-off this September, using the slogan: "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare." The campaign seeks to transform awareness into action by encouraging all Americans to take the necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate says, - as we move forward with planning for this year's events and activities, we also recognize that this September marks the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. By doing what we can to ensure that our communities, and our nation, are prepared to respond and recover from all types of disasters and hazards, we honor the memory of those who were lost that day.