Take Time for Preparedness During September


Sept. 1, 2009
OPA 159/09

News Highlights  

  • September marks sixth annual National Preparedness Month.
  • Residents encouraged to get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, be informed about different types of emergencies and get involved.

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.

Information also is available online from the Ready campaign at www.ready.gov and www.listo.gov (Spanish) and by calling toll-free, 1-800-BE-READY and 1-888-SE-LISTO.

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.

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Get News. Get Information. Get Fairfax County.Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
publicaffairs@fairfaxcounty.gov
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711


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