By Christy J. Clark, 10/3/2019
In an emergency, every second counts- that’s why it’s crucial to have a plan, and why this year’s National Preparedness Month theme is “Prepare Now, Learn How.”
Since its inception in 2004, National Preparedness Month is observed each September in the United States of America. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their businesses, homes and communities.
One of the best ways a business can be prepared is to be self-sufficient following an emergency; that takes pressure off of responders and they can focus on the most critical situations.
This month, I encourage everyone from company leadership to employees to take the opportunity to ensure they have or know an emergency response plan at their placement of employment. Emergencies and disasters test the resilience and strength of companies, individuals and communities.