National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” For the first time in its history, the Ready Campaign, in partnership with the Ad Council, identified the Hispanic community as a key audience, and will launch a series of Public Service Advertisements specifically designed to encourage preparedness within the underserved demographic.
Each week in September, the campaign will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.
Week 1, Sept. 1-4: Make a Plan
- September is National Preparedness Month. Make Your Plan Today. Don’t know where to start? Visit www.ready.gov/september to #PrepareToProtect your family during a variety of disasters. #BeReady
- September is National Preparedness Month. #PrepareToProtect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike. www.ready.gov/plan
- September is National Preparedness Month. Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters and emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid www.ready.gov/plan
Week 2, Sept. 5-11: Build a Kit
- September is National Preparedness Month. Prepare to Protect. Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit
- September is National Preparedness Month. People with disabilities should consider the items they use daily, as well as life-sustaining items for their kit. www.ready.gov/disability
- September is National Preparedness Month. Prepare to Protect. Check out FEMA’s online Ready Kids Build A Kit game: www.ready.gov/kids/games
Week 3, Sept. 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
- September is National Preparedness Month. Emergencies can happen anytime, make sure your family has a communication plan: www.ready.gov/kids/make-a-plan
- Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you would go if you and your family need to evacuate. Visit: www.ready.gov/be-informed.
Week 4, Sept. 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness
- September is National Preparedness Month. Kids, parents, & educators, visit the Ready Kids web pages in Spanish: www.ready.gov/es/ninos
- September is National Preparedness Month. Need tips for talking to your kids about natural disasters? Visit www.ready.gov/kids/parents
More information about National Preparedness Month:
- CDC Prep Your Health Toolkit: https://www.cdc.gov/prepyourhealth/toolkits/takeaction.htm
- FEMA Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit: https://www.ready.gov/national-preparedness-month-social-media-toolkit