September is National Preparedness Month
Emergencies can range from inconvenience to devastation, but you can resolve not to be a victim of an emergency or disaster and take the necessary steps to minimize the impact on you and your family.
Preparedness is a shared responsibility and it takes a whole community. By using the Ready Army program we want promote the four themes of this year's National Preparedness Month's message.
BE INFORMED: Consider emergency situations that occur in your geographic area annually. Examine reported hazards in the areas your family frequents. Identify challenges, limitations, and specific needs of each family member.
MAKE A PLAN: Plan for emergency situations early and update existing plans with lessons learned after every incident. Incorporate geographic hazards and common local emergencies into planning.
BUILD A KIT: Prepare for All-Hazards emergencies by assembling at least one emergency kit for your home. Include at a minimum basic household items necessary in an emergency such as water, food, batteries, and radio. Ensure enough supplies to last 72-hours.
GET INVOLVED: Find out how you can promote preparedness in your community. Sign up to volunteer prior to a disaster or emergency and receive the necessary training to support your installation or community.
Throughout the month of September the Fort Riley Emergency Management Office will be providing more information to inform Soldiers, Family Members, and the Civilian Workforce on the importance of All-Hazards planning.