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September is National Preparedness Month

August 30, 2019

Alaska, Child Welfare,

September is National Preparedness Month, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign, which promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning throughout the year. The 2019 theme is "Prepared, Not Scared."

“Prepared, Not Scared” encourages parents, teachers, and early childhood educators to teach our youth what to do when a crisis occurs, and how to take preparedness actions together.

After the earthquake that struck Southcentral Alaska on November 30, 2018, thread worked with FEMA, the State of Alaska Child Care Program Office (CCPO) and the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) Child Care Licensing Office to help families, early childhood educators and programs recover after the crisis. thread provided families with emergency preparedness resources to better plan for future emergencies. Click here for more info.

Each week of National Preparedness Month, the Ready Campaign will emphasize a unique aspect of preparedness:

September 1—7: Save Early for Disaster Costs

September 8—14: Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters

September 15—21: Teach Youth to Prepare for Disasters

September 22—30: Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness

FEMA’s Ready Campaign launched in 2003 as a national public service campaign to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies.


For details on the weekly themes during National Preparedness Month, click here.