September is National Preparedness Month, and if you have never heard of this before, ISC Cherry Hill is happy to explain more about this often overlooked national “Ready” PSA campaign. Read below to learn more about the history, current themes and basically all about why this is an important month to know about.
Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.
Originating in 2003, the Ready Campaign is described as a, “…national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and manmade disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.”
National Preparedness Month is supported in part by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as a time to openly communicate with and plan with your family about what to do in case of an emergency. Types of emergencies range from natural disasters to a fire in your home. This year’s theme is, “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”
Weekly focused themes
- Week 1: September 1-5th Flood
- Week 2: September 6-12th Wildfire
- Week 3: September 13-19th Hurricane
- Week 4: September 20-26th Power Outage
- Week 5: September 27-30th Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day (Sept. 30th )
Ready Campaign Video
We at ISC Cherry Hill hope you take time to discuss a plan with your family for National Preparedness Month during September. While we certainly hope you will never need to act on any of these plans, it is always good to be prepared!
ISC Cherry Hill would like to take the time today to say THANK YOU to our local Camden County & Cherry Hill Township Police and Fire Departments for EVERYTHING they do! We appreciate the work you do every single day in keeping us safe and protecting our families and community. We will never forget those who gave their lives on September 11th, nor those that continue to serve in their place. Thank you for your service! #NeverForget #ThankYou