Week 2 of National Preparedness Month: Helping your neighbors and community

Week 2 of National Preparedness Month: Helping your neighbors and community

September 11, 2017 - 11:59 am
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This is Week 2 of National Preparedness Month, and the focus is on helping your neighbors and community. Putting together an emergency kit is important (Week 1’s lesson), but what can you do to help protect your neighbors as well, especially those who may be older, have special needs, or may otherwise be more vulnerable?

Depending on the disaster or emergency, it could be a long time before emergency responders are able to reach your neighborhood or office. Checking to make sure your neighbors are okay – and helping them if they are not – can actually save a life.

Remember: You are the help until help arrives! FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has a great training video for just that purpose.

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