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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Anaheim Fire & Rescue Announces Participation in September’s National Preparedness Month (NPM)

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Anaheim, California (August 30, 2019) - Every September, a nationwide, month-long effort called National Preparedness Month (NPM) is hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. This year’s NPM’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Anaheim Fire & Rescue has committed to participate in NPM this year by promoting emergency preparedness throughout the community.

Some of the planned activities include an emergency preparedness booth at the Downtown Anaheim Farmers’ Market every Thursday in September, where emergency preparedness educational materials and promotional giveaways will be distributed.

One of NPM’s key messages is: being prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days without electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or maybe even without response from police or fire. Preparing can start with these important steps:

  1. Register for Anaheim Alert to be informed about local emergencies by visiting www.anaheim.net, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
  2. Make an emergency plan for what to do in an emergency; at home and in your workplace.
  3. Build an emergency supply kit that will last at least 72 hours; remember your pets, family members with access or functional needs, and/or medications.
  4. Get involved with local preparedness organizations and efforts.

Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes the whole community. For further information and to obtain additional preparedness resources, visit www.anaheim.net/prepare and https://www.ready.gov/september

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