25. National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month begins this Sunday, September 1st.  In conjunction with this event, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering all citizens the opportunity to join the National Preparedness Community, (http://community.fema.gov) a FEMA moderated website that includes national announcements, training events, discussion boards and preparedness planning information.  Almost 27,000 Americans are now members of this community.

I found out about the community through The InfoGram, a publication of the U.S. Fire Administration’s Emergency Management & Response–Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) www.usfa.dhs.gov/emr-isac .  This two-page weekly newsletter has tons of interesting and useful response links.