September is 2014 National Preparedness Month across the U.S.A.. If you haven’t already starting preparing your home and family for emergencies, then there’s no time like the present. The time is now and the season is near! Start the National Preparedness month off right by taking action to help secure the safety and well being of your family and loved ones by educating yourself on ways to accomplish that goal and what protective measures to take. After you know what to do, you’ll need to share this information with your family and make a family emergency plan to follow. Next you’ll need to acquire the appropriate gear and supplies, and demonstrate to your family how and when to properly use them. Finally, you’ll want to get involved in the local community to find out what services they offer during times of crisis. Knowing how your community and neighbors can work with you will go along way in your families well being.
Tips for 2014 National Preparedness Month
1: Get Educated – The first thing to do is to get informed and educated on what you can do to protect your family before, during, and after an emergency situation. There are many informative books and websites out there that can give you an abundance of knowledge and ideas for dealing with any type of emergency. You can also check out the Disaster Guide section of this website for additional info. If books are more your style, amazon offers a wide variety of emergency and prepping books that cover every situation imaginable. You can visit that page by clicking here.
2: Plan and Prepare – The next step to take this 2014 National Preparedness Month is to start taking action. This means that you need to plan for unforeseen emergencies and stock up on the right supplies. For example, one of the most important items to stock up on is of course emergency food. If you’re new to buying emergency food, emergencyguru.com has plenty of information on how and where to get started in the Food Tips section of this website. There you will learn everything from what emergency foods you can pick up at your local grocery store, to food company reviews of some of the best companies online that will deliver right to your door. Preparing yourself and family for emergencies is best done before the crisis happens. Since we don’t have a crystal ball, we need to prepare now!
3: Get Involved with the community and neighbors – Get to know your neighbors, they might be the best supply that you have! Take time to know what plans your neighbors have for emergency situations. It’s also a good idea to discuss what you all can bring to the table in times of crisis. Teaming up to share supplies and knowledge has a tremendous advantage over those who will have to figure things out on their own without any supplies or help from others. It’s always nice to know that someone has your back when times get tough. It’s also a great idea to find out what services your community offers. A lot of communities can provide shelter, emergency food and water, supplies, and even medical help. Knowing who can help and where to go for help could make the difference between life and death.
4: Spread the word – Make sure to spread the word this 2014 National Preparedness Month to everybody that will listen. Remember that everything you have leaned about emergencies came from another source. We all have picked up important knowledge here and there, so please share everything you know with those who can benefit from the information. The more people that we help, the more people out there that can help others. Wouldn’t you want help if your loved ones well being was in jeopardy?
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Thank you for taking time to learn more about National Preparedness Month. Stay safe, prepare, and help others!