National Preparedness Month: School Emergency Plan

National Preparedness Month

Have kids? Ask your child's school for a copy of their emergency plan for you to keep at home or work.


Here’s your daily tip for National Preparedness Month:

If you are a parent or guardian, make sure that their schools and daycare providers have emergency response plans. 

FEMA recommends that you are familiar with how they will communicate with families during a crisis, whether or not they have adequate food, water and other basic supplies in place, and if they are prepared to “shelter-in place” when necessary, and where the location of their alternate facility in case of an evacuation. 

More information: School and Workplace Planning


HelpFor questions and information, contact the Office of Emergency Management:

National Preparedness Month 2011

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign. NPM is held each September and its goal is to:

  • Increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies
  • Encourage individuals to take action

September 2011 is the eighth annual NPM. The month will focus on important preparedness steps:

The Campaign’s Web sites ( and and toll-free numbers (1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO) provide Americans with free emergency preparedness information

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