"Our entire emergency management team has a role to play when it comes to preparing for and responding to the next disaster," said Administrator Fugate. "One of the most important parts of that team is the public. The more prepared the public is now, by getting an emergency response kit, making an emergency action plan, and getting a skill, like CPR, the stronger our emergency response team will be."
-The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate
September is National Preparedness Month. Consider registering on VolunteerMaine.org as a volunteer responder to disasters. Take a first aid class with Red Cross in your area. Check out other resources at Ready.gov.
Hurricane season is ramping up. Winter is approaching. There's always a chance of a fire. Help mitigate the damage and distress by preparing during September, National Preparedness Month.
#Update: Coincidentally, September also happens to be Hunger Action Month. Learn more about it at our partner, Good Shepherd Food-Bank's website.