National Preparedness Month
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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 and clicking on the National Preparedness Month banner.  In 2010, nearly 5,000 registered as Coalition Members, the highest number ever.


A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.

This September marks the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the tragedy brought upon New York City and our Nation by acts of terrorism, including an airplane crash into the Pentagon that killed 125 public servants and 64 people on the plane.

In observing this ten year anniversary of September 11, 2001, we honor those who lost their lives in this tragedy, those who lost their loves ones and also our Nation as a whole including our armed forces.  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