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Saturday, September 6, 2008

National Preparedness Month



It's interesting that as kids in schools (and in the work place as well) there is so much emphasis placed on safety. In school each month we had firedrills and tornado drills. And we learned all about how we can keep our home safe and free of hazards, but unfortunately these lessons don't always carry over into adulthood because we just assume that the accident or emergency won't happen to us, and we take our safety and good fortune for granted.

And it's in these times when we're unprepared and we're least expecting it that something does happen. Personally I don't think you can ever be fully prepared for an emergency; nor can you ever be quite certain of how you'll handle yourself in emergency until you've done it. No matter how well you plan, there's always this chance that in the heat of the moment, you'll make a mistake or forget the protocol. But this all the more reason that we should at least try to be prepared.

I was cruising through some of the usual blogs I visit, when I ran across a post at Get Organized Now regarding National Preparedness Month. I remember reading about this in the past, but I had totally forgotten about it until I saw it on this blog. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is the sponsor of National Preparedness Month, which is an effort to inform the American people and encourage them to get their home and family prepared for any disaster or emergency that may occur. This includes everything from making a disaster supply kit to planning an escape route in the event of a fire. To learn more about National Preparedness Month and download emergency plans and supply lists and other information, visit Ready.gov.




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