Take Time for Preparedness During September
Sept. 1, 2009
September 2009 marks the sixth annual National Preparedness Month. The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management encourages county residents to become better prepared for all types of emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities.
Four simple steps can help residents prepare for emergencies:
- Get an emergency supply kit.
- Make a family emergency plan.
- Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen where you live.
- Get involved in preparing your community.
Emergency management professionals are available to give presentations on emergency preparedness to homeowners associations, civic groups, businesses, faith communities and other organizations. To schedule a presentation, or for more information about emergency preparedness, call the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000, TTY 711.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711