September is National Preparedness Month!

Don't Wait. Communicate. Make a family emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month. Learn more at www.ready.gov/September.

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.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters.  Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.

 

2018 Weekly Themes

Week 1: Sept 1-8 - Make and Practice Your Plan

 Does your family have a fire escape plan? Make one today & practice two ways out of every room. Practice your fire escape plan by having a home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the home

Does your family have a fire escape plan? Make one today & practice two ways out of every room. Practice your fire escape plan by having a home fire drill at least twice a year with everyone in the home

 

Week 2: Sept 9-15 - Learn Life Saving Skills

 On National Day of Action, Saturday, September, 15,  hold a preparedness event . Some examples of events might be hosting a CPR class or  Community Emergency Response Team  (CERT) training at your business, school, or house of worship; or volunteering with a  local disaster response or recovery agency .

On National Day of Action, Saturday, September, 15, hold a preparedness event. Some examples of events might be hosting a CPR class or Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training at your business, school, or house of worship; or volunteering with a local disaster response or recovery agency.


Week 3: Sept 16-22 - Check Your Coverage

 Insurance is the first line of defense; check your  insurance  coverage and review the  Document and Insure Property guide . Flood Insurance allows communities and families to recover more quickly and more fully. Visit  Floodsmart.gov  to learn more about flood insurance and how to protect your home or business.

Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage and review the Document and Insure Property guide. Flood Insurance allows communities and families to recover more quickly and more fully. Visit Floodsmart.gov to learn more about flood insurance and how to protect your home or business.


Week 4: Sept 23-29 -  Save for an Emergency

 Over 40 percent of all Americans don’t have $400 in savings according to the Federal Reserve. What will you do if there is a disaster? Learn how you become more financially prepared: www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness

Over 40 percent of all Americans don’t have $400 in savings according to the Federal Reserve. What will you do if there is a disaster? Learn how you become more financially prepared:www.ready.gov/financial-preparedness

Join TSSi in getting ahead this September. Shop the Emergency Preparedness section on our webstore!