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National Preparedness Month Webinars Prepare Businesses, Children, Schools,  


                        Pet Owners and Aging Americans  

September 13th: Available Resources to Prepare Schools- This webinar will answer many of your questions about getting schools prepared for a disaster of any kind. If you are a school administrator, principal, teacher or concerned parent, you won’t want to miss this integral discussion.  Some of the questions to be discussed include:




  • How was Joplin successful in preparing for and recovering from a disaster? How can other schools learn from their experience? 


  • Where can schools find additional funding and resources in today’s budget climate?  How does the DHS grant processwork? 


  • What free preparedness trainings are available for schools and school administrators, both online and in person? 


  • What preparedness resources are available to schools at little or no cost?  




September 15th: Preparedness for the Pets in our Homes and in our Hearts- Whether it is a cat, dog, turtle, fish, horse, cow or llama – animals are a very important part of our lives; however when it comes to preparing for disasters, they can pose some unique challenges. Join us to learn from pet and livestock emergency preparedness experts about:




  • The considerations and trends emerging in household pet and livestock readiness strategies


  •   Disaster preparedness resources available to those with animals in their lives


 September 22nd: Preparedness Considerations for Aging Americans – Log in and learn about specific preparedness steps for Aging Americans.  Hear from FEMA officials and leaders at the forefront of Aging American Preparedness and have your questions answered: 


  • What can I do to bring preparedness to my community?


  • What are the free resources available to me?


  • How do I connect with my state emergency management?


If you know or care for someone that is aging, you’ll want to join.  


September 27th: Earthquakes can happen anywhere. Are you Ready?– You only have seconds. Do you know exactly what to do the moment the ground starts shaking? If it involves a doorway, a triangle, or running – these are not quake-safe actions. Participants on this webinar will learn:


  • How to get your organization involved in ShakeOut – the largest earthquake drill in the country


  • Actions to take during an earthquake, taught by experts from ShakeOut and FEMA


  • Where to register so you can practice updated quake safety and learn more about quake preparedness


Be sure to sign up as a National Preparedness Month Coalition member!  In as little as two minutes, you will have access to preparedness events taking shape across the country, templates, new ideas, and tools to promote your preparedness activities.  We are dedicated to forming a coalition that is large and diverse; so America’s communities can become better educated through the people they know.  Let’s work together to find new partners and bring preparedness to the forefront year round



During an emergency, the first thing we all think about is the safety of our families. 
Here at the health department we encourage our employees to prepare for emergencies with their families. When people know their families are prepared by having a communication plan, a disaster supply kit, and knowing emergency procedures, they will be ready to respond to help protect the publics health. 

No matter the type of emergency, a snowstorm, flood or disease outbreak, if you have 3-4 days of food and water on hand, an emergency communications plan, and a little preparedness training, things will go much easier.

Basic Preparedness - a guide from FEMA on starting a plan for your family
Safe and Well website, which enables people within a disaster area to let their friends and loved ones outside of the affected region know of their well-being.
What about your workplace safety and health?