Day Until National Preparedness Month!
DoD plays a vital role in supporting the U.S. government's preparations for and responses to a wide range of threats posing the greatest risks to national security -- threats that include acts of terrorism, cyber threats, pandemics, and catastrophic natural disasters.
By collaborating, we can be prepared to meet these threats and to mitigate future crises.
Partnering together where we work, live, learn and visit makes us all safer, stronger and more secure.
Participate in National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30th.
Register your preparedness activity here: www.ready.gov/prepare
Encourage others to participate in or conduct preparedness activities and register them on www.ready.gov/prepare
Share images of you and your community participating in or conducting preparedness activities.
Share stories of how being prepared made a difference using #PrepareAthon
Share pictures of your component or installation's preparedness campaign to be highlighted on this site.
Email high-resolution images to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a caption describing the action. Be sure to include full names of people in the photo, as well as the photographer's name.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DoD News Update: Press Secretary Discusses Disaster Relief Support Preparations
Airmen Participate in Emergency Management Response Exercise
NPM is a national campaign of action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies and disasters that could affect us where we live, work, learn, and visit.
The theme for the September campaign, "Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today," emphasizes emergency preparedness for children, youth, older adults, vulnerable populations, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. NPM culminates with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30, 2016, as a capstone event promoting emergency preparedness activities across the country.
Please review the DoD After Action Questionnaire and leverage the downloadable resources for campaign guidance, information, and campaign social media actions. Complete the questionnaire to capture Component or installation's activities during the September 2016 NPM campaign (August 28-September 30, 2016) and ensure these important initiatives are represented in the final report to the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the White House on DoD’s participation in the NPM campaign.
*Please submit the DoD After Action Questionnaire survey responses by October 10, 2016: www.defense.gov/prepare.
*After completing and submitting After Action Questionnaires, please review the instructions and submit nominations for Letters of Recognition at: www.defense.gov/prepare.
Please email completed survey form to: email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the most commonly asked questions and answers about National Preparedness Month and America’s PrepareAthon! campaign by clicking here.