Get Ready Day is next week, Tuesday, Sept. 20! It is a day to remember the importance of emergency preparedness. It’s always held the third Tuesday of September and is part of National Preparedness Month.
Being prepared is the easiest way to stay safe in the event of an emergency. Get Ready Day is a reminder of this. When you’re prepared for an emergency, you can help protect yourself and your loved ones from diseases and disasters.
There are so many different things you can do to celebrate and spread the importance of emergency preparedness this Get Ready Day. You could hold a Get Ready Day event on your campus, in your community or workplace! Hosting an event is a great way to spread information and help show others the importance of emergency preparedness. Here are some suggestions:
- Hold an after-school community preparedness fair and invite students, parents and families
- Sponsor a preparedness talk in your community
- Pass out infographics, fact sheets or other materials on your campus or workplace (many can be found on www.aphagetready.org!)
- Post preparedness information and materials on community bulletin boards or around your school or workplace
- Collaborate with local businesses to have them post or hand out preparedness fliers and information
Hosting an event is a great way to spread information about emergency preparedness! But not everyone has the time or resources to do this. Some other things you can do are:
- Put a link to preparedness information (or this blog!) on your website or social media account
- Post a message about Get Ready Day on your social media to spread the word
- Use the hashtag #GetReadyDay and follow @GetReady on Twitter
- Post our social media shareables to your account
- Tell others about emergency preparedness resources
- Look out for our Get Ready Day podcast next week
- Encourage others to make emergency stockpiles, and refresh your own
Get Ready Day is a day to remember how important it is to be prepared. So get prepared – and put it on your calendar. Have a wonderful Get Ready Day!