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Community Resilience and Emergency Preparedness - Information Resources

Individuals can make a difference in their own community but not everyone has bought into preparedness.  Research on personal preparedness indicates that individuals who believe they are prepared for disasters often are not as prepared as they think.  In addition, some admit they do not plan to prepare at all. 

The challenge: Maximizing awareness and encouraging participation in disaster preparedness activities to affect change at the community level.

Our nation’s emergency managers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, EMT/paramedics, and other emergency responders do an incredible job of keeping us safe, but they cannot do it alone. We must all embrace our personal responsibility to be prepared – in doing so; we contribute to the safety and security of our communities as well.

There are organizations in your community that host community-planning meetings, provide preparedness information and volunteer opportunities to community members and when in need, are available to respond to a disaster.  Organizations like Citizen Corps provide this support in communities nationwide.

CLICK HERE - Community Preparedness - https://www.ready.gov/community-preparedness

CLICK HERE - To find a local Citizen Corps Council near you - https://www.citizencorps.fema.gov/cc/searchCouncil.do?submitByZip

CLICK HERE - FEMA - Emergency Management Agencies and Offices

 

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