2011 National Preparedness Month Summary Report   [open pdf - 2MB]

"Each year National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by FEMA's Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps, FEMA's grassroots strategy, and more than 1500 messages posted on the coalition site throughout the month of September. This year's NPM theme, 'A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare.' was created to capture the emotions of the ten year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and honor the local first responders that keep us safe, promote volunteer programs that help us prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and continue promoting the message that preparedness is a shared responsibility with the whole team. This September a dedicated NPM working group was formed to support the PPD-8 and whole community concept and expand on outreach opportunities on a National level which included more non-traditional organizations in order to encourage a greater crosssection of the public with a focus on how to connect the public with their local first responders and volunteer programs. Examples of this include our national work with new private sector partners and organizations such as AARP, the Girl Scouts, the Humane Society and multiple community service organizations recruited to help promote preparedness messages to their local membership. In addition, other Federal Agencies (Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Small Business Administration, Health and Human Services, etc.) were asked to promote the preparedness effort to their state, local and non-profit partners."

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