September is National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month and a great time to make sure you have the needed tools to survive an emergency or disaster. Emergencies will happen, but taking action now can help to minimize the impact they will have on your life. Readiness is a shared responsibility and the Office of Emergency Managements asks all Anchorage residents to make the pledge to prepare this month and to truly help themselves, their neighbors and their community to be prepared. Anchorage residents can get started by visiting www.muni.org/departments/oem and download a family emergency plan, emergency kit checklist and information on how to get involved locally. Be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in your area. Preparedness is contagious. What starts with one family can spread throughout a neighborhood, and every prepared community frees up emergency responders to take care of those who are in dire need. Preparedness is a shared responsibility and everyone has a role. So take the time and prepare.