America's PrepareAthon!

National Preparedness Month - September 2017

The Ready Campaign recently released the September 2017 National Preparedness Month (NPM) theme and social media toolkit, which includes graphics, hashtags, and social media content to share.

This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” In addition to the overarching theme for the month, each week has a theme highlighting different preparedness actions.

The NPM 2017 Weekly Themes are as follows:

 

  • Week 1:  September 1-9 - Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends.
  • Week 2:  September 10-16 - Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community.
  • Week 3:  September 17-23 - Practice and Build Out Your Plan
  • Week 4:  September 24-30 - Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger.

For more information, visit www.ready.gov/september

 

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately. You Are the Help Until Help Arrives.

Click on the links below to learn how you can help:

Why get involved when someone is badly injured?

According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

Take the You Are the Help Until Help Arrives web-based training below:

 

Download in-person training materials.

Follow this link to visit the instructor page and download the course content so that you can teach others.

Complete the survey and earn your certificate.

Follow this link to to get your certificate of completion.

 

 

America's PrepareAthon! Research Materials

Communication Tools

This section contains resources on how to promote your day of action, including a Communications Toolkit and a guide on how to customize the free promotional materials.

Earthquake Creative Materials

This is a collection of creative materials to promote earthquake preparedness activities for your National PrepareAthon! Day.

Flood Creative Materials

This is a collection of creative materials to promote flood preparedness activities for your National PrepareAthon! Day.

Individual and Community Preparedness Print Publications

FEMA provides information resources in many formats, including training guides, workbooks and DVDs, free of charge. Ordering information is included.

National Creative Resources

This collection of creative materials includes logos, web badges and banners, digital invitations, posters and additional tools to help you promote your America's PrepareAthon! activities.

Resources in Other Languages

America’s PrepareAthon! offers several of the major campaign resources in languages other than English.

Tornado Creative Materials

This is a collection of creative materials to promote tornado preparedness activities for your National PrepareAthon! Day.

Wildfire Creative Materials

This is a collection of creative materials to promote wildfire preparedness activities for your National PrepareAthon! Day.

Winter Storm Creative Materials

This is a collection of creative materials to promote winter storm preparedness activities for your National PrepareAthon! Day.