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National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

September marks the annual observance of National Preparedness Month (NPM), a 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.


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 upcoming opportunities.