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Survival Kits for Disaster Preparedness Month
September is the sixth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM), which is the perfect time to remind citizens about the importance of having an emergency preparedness survival kit and plan for their families, businesses, and communities.
www.SurvivalKitsOnline.com has joined a coalition of over 3,200 members across the nation for the third year in a row. This coalition includes a wide range of state and local governments, businesses, and organizations. NPM is held each September to increase public awareness about emergency preparedness. Owners of www.survivalkitsonline.com Chad Allen and Scott Kastner, eagerly participate in this month long event in order it help educate the public and help save lives.
This year, the Ready Campaign is helping Americans understand preparedness goes beyond fire alarms, smoke detectors, dead-bolt locks and extra food in the pantry to change perceptions about emergency preparedness and help Americans understand what it truly means to be "Ready." Having survival kits and supplies on hand for each family member it essential. Each person should have a survival kits at home, work, school and automobile with enough supplies to be self-sufficient for at least a minimum 72 hours.
A study released this summer by Citizen Corps, found that Americans are not as prepared as they think. Fewer than half of individuals 42% have an emergency plan for their home and less, approximately 32% of Americans have 72-hour survival kits.
Making an emergency disaster plan starts with gathering information about where you live, work, go to school and anywhere you spend great amounts of time. You will need to know what types of emergencies or disasters could affect that location. Once you have this information, you are ready to sit with family members to formulate your plan. The plan should include contact information, evacuation procedures including two meeting places, an outside the area designated contact, as well as a complete inventory of all survival kits and supplies. Each person in your family or group should have a good understanding of what to expect should a natural or man-made disaster strike. Once you have a written plan schedule a time twice per year to review and revise this plan.
Spend some time during the month of September to “Get Prepared to Survive” ®
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