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National Preparedness Month

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.

 

2017 Weekly Themes


Week 1: September 1-9 Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

Week 2: September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Week 3: September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Week 4: September 24-30 Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

 

Week 1:  September 1-9
Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

 

Week 2:  September 10-16
Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

  • Learn skills you need to help yourself and others until help can arrive.
  • Take Until Help Arrives training.

  • Check on your neighbors.
  • Talk with your Power Company about utility safety.                         
  • On National Prepareathon Day, Friday, September, 15, hold an event.

Week 3:  September 17-23
Practice and Build Out Your Plans

  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
  • Maintain emergency savings for use in case of an emergency
  • Participate in an emergency drill
  • Know how to access community resources (e.g., shelters, food banks)

 

Week 4: September 24-30
Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger 


            

Hashtags and Emoji

 

  • #NatlPrep
  • #PlanAhead

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Dallas County Health and Human Services please call 214-819-2000.

Ganesh Shivaramaiyer
Interim Director
Christopher Perkins, D.O., M.P.H.
Medical Director / Health Authority

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