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Anne Arundel County Fire Department
Thursday September 4th, 2014 :: 12:59 p.m. EDT


September is National Preparedness Month


For Immediate Release: September 4, 2014

Contact: Lieutenant Russ Davies
410-222-8746 (PIO Line)

September is National Preparedness Month

If an emergency occurred tomorrow, would you be ready?

This September marks the 14th annual National Preparedness Month. National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities.

National Preparedness Month is a time to prepare yourself and those in your care for emergencies and disasters, both large scale and smaller local events. We know that emergencies can happen unexpectedly in communities just like ours. The recent heavy rain event which unexpectedly brought record breaking amounts of rain to Anne Arundel County demonstrates how fast emergencies can occur. Being prepared means to stay informed; know how and where to get information and alerts from local and state emergency management agencies; and to understand the specific risks in our community and prepare against them.

“National Preparedness Month is an excellent time to create plans or to update your existing plan so that your family or business is ready in the event of an emergency,” said Fire Chief Michael Cox, Jr.

"We encourage our citizens to take advantage of the Anne Arundel County Emergency Preparedness Fair this month," said Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis. “An emergency can happen anywhere at any time and this is an opportunity for people to learn how they can take control of their own safety and the safety of their loved ones."

Through the month of September the Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will offer weekly tips on how to prepare for an emergency by being informed, making a plan, building a kit and getting involved. Additionally, the Office of Emergency Management will sponsor a Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 27th, from 10AM to 2PM at the Lowes of Quarterfield Shopping Center, 415 George Claus Blvd, Severn.


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Anne Arundel County Fire Department
8501 Veterans Highway
Millersville, MD 21108

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