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National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

September marks the 9th annual National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual campaign to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses, and communities. NPM is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with the Citizen Corps. While September is the month for recognizing national preparedness, the goal is to engage the public to make preparedness a part of their daily lives.

This year, Serve DC will participate in more than 15 outreach and related events across the city throughout the month, including the FBI Preparedness Expo; the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Prepare, Prevent, and Protect Expo; the US Department of Homeland Security Safety Fair; 7th Annual Senate National Preparedness Month Fair; the Amtrak Safety Fair; the George Washington University Safety Expo; and more. 

In addition to outreach events, Serve DC is celebrating NPM 2013 by highlighting the benefits of its free emergency training. Each week, Serve DC will feature a video profile of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer on its YouTube channel.  

As the designated Citizen Corps coordinator for the District of Columbia, Serve DC is proud to organize NPM events and activities. Sign up for Serve DC's mailing list to be notified of related upcoming opportunities.