August 23, 2017 - September, which is unbelievably just around the corner, is National Preparedness Month, which encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. This year's theme is "Disasters don't plan ahead. You can." In addition to making sure that your business continuity plan is up-to-date, you can and should encourage your family, friends, and employees to educate themselves about preparedness. Some of this week's articles can help.
This information from the CDC will help ensure you are prepared to take action in an emergency. (Item #1) Make sure your business emergency kit has at least these items. (Item #2) Ready.gov provides a list of what you should have in your disaster kit -- and don't forget after the disaster. (Item #3)
The first responder to a scene could be you; this video training could help you save a life. (Item #4) Share this information on how to prepare for and deal with an active shooter incident. (Item #5) Share this information with your employees, family, and friends to help them become more prepared. (Item #6)
For the full issue, click here.