In 2007 I proposed to set aside December as a month of UK National Preparedness
towards an awareness and understanding of preparedness activities in readiness for disasters and emergencies.
From 2012, I changed the month to September in order that we will align
with the US-FEMA preparedness month of September. Hopefully this way we will attract and encourage more interest and responses
and to discuss ways and means of readiness/responses and preparations in times of emergency and disasters
Emergency Preparedness One-Day Workshop 19 October 2013
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Be prepared for any Emergency disaster – Prepare
for the unexpected.
From localised power outages to national disaster
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In 2006 I suggested that here in UK we have a National
Preparedness month (December) similar to the one they organise in the States during September – see Homeland security
‘ready’ at http://www.ready.gov
I received some interest and feedback, but nothing
compared, naturally, to the interest generated in the USA. However, Britain has experienced a number of severe weather events
since that time; flooding, storms and occasional earthquakes, not to mention the many major disasters we have witnessed
on a global scale in 2010-11
I anticipate the interest this year would be
What is a National Preparedness day?
The idea is to bring awareness to the public eye and
to demonstrate how to take simple basic steps to prepare for emergencies (both natural and man-made), and to highlight the
importance of emergency preparedness, and promote individual involvement through events and activities across the UK.
increase public awareness on the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action.
take some simple steps to prepare families for emergencies – such as;
an emergency supply kit.
a family emergency plan.
informed about different threats and getting involved in preparing their communities
to pet owners
for seniors and the disabled
to know your local government emergency planning procedures
to do prior to, during and post emergency event.
B safe B prepared B wise – Survive!
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