FEMANational Preparedness Month begins today, September 1. We believe that it is important to educate the public on being prepared for disasters. Therefore, once again we are awarding CEUs for proof of your participation in this program. This year’s theme is, Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

 Encourage people you know and your clients to create a family disaster preparedness plan. It’s easy to inform via your social media account(s). You can either use the information provided at the links below, or just follow National Inventory Certification Association on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NICAssn) and Twitter (@NICAssn) and share our posts.

 The month-long event concludes with National PrepareAthon! on September 30, where they (and you) encourage action in the form of practicing a family emergency plan to make sure everyone knows what to do and has the phone numbers with whom they need to stay in touch.

If you choose to join NICA in America’s PrepareAthon, click here: www.ready.gov/prepare. Then click on Be Counted, and add your activity.

Here are some things you can do to get started:

Download the National Preparedness Month toolkit  – You will find useful tips on how to promote preparedness promote through social media.

Check out Weekly Themes – A focus on a specific hazard will raise awareness to help you learn more about the hazard.

Register for National PrepareAthon! Day  – Continue your momentum; participate in National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30. Go to America’s PrepareAthon! to select your activity.

To receive the CEUs (to go toward your renewal of your certification), just send NICA an email stating you’re participation, then tag NICA in a post so we can verify your month-long participation.