National Crime Prevention Month
America's Safe Schools Week
This week is America's Safe Schools Week . While many schools will be conducting activities to educate students about safety procedures, it's also important to get students involved in creating a safer environment.
Youth can bring unique strengths to emergency preparedness. That's why, in 2012, the Federal Emergency Management Agency created the Youth Preparedness Council to bring together youth leaders from across the country who are engaged in youth preparedness.
So during America's Safe Schools Week, encourage youth in your community to help create a safer environment by:
Wildfires can occur anytime, anywhere, even in your back yard. Take action now to protect your property and your family.
o Disposing of charcoal briquettes and fireplace ashes properly;
o Never leaving a fire unattended and making sure it is fully extinguished;
o Storing combustible or flammable materials in safe containers away from the house;
o Keeping the gas grill and propane tank at least 15 feet away from any structure; and
o Keeping vehicles parked away from tall, dry grass.
For more information, visit the America's PrepareAthon! Wildfire section .
Webinar: Teen CERT, Campus CERT and Workplace CERT
On Wednesday, November 2 , FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar featuring Teen, Campus and Workplace Community Emergency Response Team programs. The webinar will focus on best practices, challenges and successes of starting and growing a program in each category!
Title: Teen CERT, Campus CERT and Workplace CERT
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. EDT
- Capt. Lafate Elliott Day , Lafourche Parish Teen CERT (LA)
- James Caesar , University of California, Santa Barbara
- Jeremy Kirchner , NBC Universal Workplace CERT (CA)
How to Join the Webinar:
We hope to that you will be able to join us on November 2!
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