10 September 2015

National Preparedness: Make Your Emergency Plan Today. Courtesy photo.
National Preparedness: Make Your Emergency Plan Today
By Garth Phoebus, USAG Emergency Manager

Across the U.S., hundreds of thousands of people will use September as a month to review their personal plans to communicate and prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency situations or incidents. Ready.gov, partnering with Ready Army, provides online resources in order to assist in preparing your family, vehicles and work with kits and materials to last up to 72 hours after an incident.

The Ready Campaign establishes four universal building blocks of emergency preparedness: Be Informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved. With that focus in mind, the senior leadership of the Fort Detrick community encourages everyone to get involved. The Emergency Management partners will take this time to setup tables outside of the Commissary and AAFES Exchange in order to provide free materials for your use. We will also be there to answer any questions you may have about preparedness.

Be on the lookout on Facebook and Twitter for tweets about preparedness with the #PrepareAthon!. There are weekly themes discussing specific situations to prepare for, such as:

  • Week 1: Flood
  • Week 2: Wildfire
  • Week 3: Hurricane
  • Week 4: Power Outage(s)
  • The final day of “PrepareAthon!” will be Sept. 30.

There will be tips that will help you succeed in becoming involved in preparedness. This information will save lives and that is the most important mission that we can accomplish. Remember to be on the lookout for our tables around the installation and “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

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