FREDERICK, Md.September is National Preparedness Month.  National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort to increase community preparedness and encourage individuals, families, and communities to take action to prepare for all emergencies. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” 

During September, the Frederick County Division of Emergency Management will share information on social media accounts about emergency preparedness topics including emergency planning, building an emergency kit, preparing for disasters, youth preparedness, and more. 

“Emergency preparedness at its heart is about reducing risk and harm. Preparing our homes, workplaces and communities before an emergency occurs can allow us to both reduce the number of emergencies, and the impact of those that do occur.” said Jack Markey, Director of Emergency Management.

Residents and businesses alike are encouraged to do their part to keep our communities safe by preparing for emergencies. Take action to build communities that are more resilient in the face of disaster by reviewing preparedness plans, updating disaster supply kits, checking insurance coverage and knowing where to find local emergency information.

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