News | Sept. 1, 2018

National Preparedness Month

By Dana Thornbury DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

National Prepardness Month


National Preparedness Month recognized each September, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

2018 Weekly Themes

Week 1

Sept. 1 – 8: Make and practice your plan

Week 2

Sept. 9 – 15: Learn lifesaving skills

Sept. 12: See Something/Say Something Day!

Sept. 13: Emergency information display/distribution

Sept. 15: CPR/AED Class

Week 3

Sept. 16 – 22: Check your insurance coverage

Sept. 20: Emergency information display/distribution

Week 4

Sept. 23 – 29: Save for an emergency

Sept. 26: Parent preparedness information


Download the FEMA app for disaster resources, weather alerts, and safety tips.