FEMA.gov is encouraging all Americans to become involved with the Nation Readiness Coalition project. Below is an excerpt form the FEMA.gov website:
National Preparedness Coalition
We want YOU to be part of the national emergency preparedness effort!
Interested in preparedness throughout the year? If so, continue here to Pledge to Prepare. By Pledging you will become part of the National Preparedness Coalition. There is no cost or obligation in doing so. As a Coalition Member, you will have access to exclusive resources and be able to collaborate with thousands of fellow members across the country on ways to participate and get your community involved.
Sign up to be a Coalition Member!
We encourage all businesses, organizations, and individuals to join this national effort. Even if you registered last year, you need to do it again. As a Coalition Member, you will have access to resources and be able to collaborate with thousands of fellow members across the country on ways to participate and get your community involved. Here are a few highlights of information you will have access to once you register:
- Countless suggestions and ideas for activities and events Ready-to-use templates and messaging, including posters, web banners, press releases, articles, Facebook Status Updates and Tweets for Twitter, plus more!
- We even have materials that you can customize.
- A calendar for you to post your event and see what else is happening around the country
- No cost or obligation in joining the National Preparedness Coalition
Pledge to Prepare
We are also encouraging everyone to make a Pledge to Prepare.It only takes a few seconds to affirm that we will (a) learn risks, (b) create a kit, (c) create a plan, and/or (d) volunteer. The metrics from these pledges will help us collectively learn where we are succeeding as a whole community and where gaps still remain. The few seconds to Pledge will highlight your organization as one that stands tall, as a leader, in making a difference in the preparedness of individuals, our communities and our nation. So, go ahead, Pledge to Prepare.
Participation is Easy!
Being a part of the preparedness effort is easy and there are many ways to get involved and make a difference. From participating in an event already planned and scheduled in your community, to including preparedness messaging in existing communications, to working with your local fire community, or even creating an emergency preparedness event or practice drill… No effort is too small or too large!
Everything you do will help!
With your help as a Coalition Member, we can make certain all Americans are prepared to face and respond to disasters and emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. As a National Preparedness Coalition Member, your efforts to bring emergency preparedness to your community will not just important, they will make a difference!