National Preparedness Month Week Four: Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

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Ready Business

  • Get involved and share preparedness info in your community, faith-based organization, business & more: www.ready.gov
  • 40% of businesses never recover after a disaster. Watch this video and #PlanAhead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U0EFYKGn50&feature=youtu.be
  • Develop a preparedness program for your business to plan for & reduce the impact of disasters: www.ready.gov/business
  • Planning ahead for disasters can be the difference between going out of business and running a successful one.

Ready Campus

  • Make sure your campus is a #ReadyCampus and prepared for all types of emergencies. Get involved: www.ready.gov/campus
  • Make sure your school has emergency procedures in place for disasters that could affect your campus.
  • Know how to get in touch with family/friends if phones are down. Text instead of call and mark yourself as safe on social media.
  • If you can’t get in touch with family/friends after a disaster, register yourself as “Safe and Well” on the Red Cross’ website 
  • Sign up to receive alerts from your school in case of an emergency like an active shooter event or natural disaster.

Faith-Based Preparedness

  • Keep your congregation safe – make sure your house of worship has a plan for all types of emergencies.
  • Faith-based venues can become targets. Protect your congregation & house of worship by preparing for emergencies: www.fema.gov/faith-resources
  • Take steps to protect your house of worship from arson. Illuminate the exterior/entrances and clear anything that could fuel fire.
  • Get involved. Advocate including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into emergency planning in your community. Ready.gov/myplan. Brought to you by the Ad Council and Ready.