NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate kicked off a series of events on Wednesday to promote National Preparedness Month.
Speaking in Staten Island Wednesday, FEMA administrator Craig Fugate quoted an eye opening statistic, 60 percent of Americans surveyed reported that they did not have a family emergency plan.
The National Preparedness Kickoff event at the Staten Island Children’s Museum was attended by more than 1,000 children.
The National Preparedness Month (NPM) 2013 Toolkit has numerous documents for downloading for groups and organizations looking for event planning ideas.
Putting a positive spin on preparedness
Too often reality television shows like Doomsday Preppers or Doomsday Castle give the concept of being prepared a bad name. The term prepper is often associated with families wearing camouflage while building castles in the mountains.
National Preparedness Month (NPM), now in its tenth year, puts the topic of being prepared in the spotlight with a focus on things every family can do to prepare for a time of crisis. The annual month-long campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote emergency preparedness and encourage volunteerism.
What's on your mind today?
With articles like "Beyond the buzz words and stereotypes of preppers and survivalists" and "Does National Geographic’s 'Doomsday Preppers' promote stereotypes?" we have tried to keep the topic of being a prepper separate from the success of reality television shows.
What are your questions on the topic being prepared?