National Preparedness Month
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​National Preparedness Month

What is National Preparedness Month?

NPM is held each September to encourage Americans to make sure they are prepared for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Public and private organizations, groups and individuals can join the NPM Coalition and pledge to carry out at least one activity during the month to highlight the importance of family and business emergency preparedness. Register as a National Coalition member by visiting www.ready.govand clicking on the National Preparedness Month banner.

Theme: Don't Wait. Communicate.
Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

September is National Preparedness Month.  This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day, which culminates National Preparedness Month on September 30.

There is no better time to prepare than September, which is National Preparedness Month.

Use these tools to educate others about National Preparedness Month

  • National Preparedness Month is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Advertising Council.  This NPM Factsheet offers further information about the national campaign: NPM Factsheet.pdf
  • Print out and post these NPM flyers at your work place, school, community centers, churches, and other local gathering places: NPM Indy English Flyer.pdf  NPM Indy - Spanish Flyer.pdf
  • Children should be included in all emergency preparedness planning.  Here is a quiz to help kids prepare: NPM Quiz for Kids.pdf
  • Making a plan may be the single most important thing you can do for your family. Use this template to start your plan today: Make a Family Emergency Plan.pdf