Sunday, August 30, 2009

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Here's some ideas to celebrate the month:
  • Write a list of 30 preparedness goals, one for each day, that you will accomplish in September.
  • Check your local Red Cross, Department of Emergency Management, fire department, or other agency for a preparedness-related class that you can take. This month there are a number of classes in our area including CPR course, HAM radio class, etc.
  • Reinvigorate your fitness goals. I've kind of slacked off during August because I've been so busy. Starting September first I'm going to hammer away on the fitness front, at least for a month.
  • Do some simple things: get your flu vaccine, change the batteries in your smoke detector, change your passwords, etc.
  • Help others: deliver meals on wheels (it will help you to learn the roads of your city better, a preparedness bonus), volunteer to be the school crossing guard for your kid's school (you can keep kids safe while helping them learn to be more aware of their environment and safety), join your community's Medical Reserve Corps/Search and Rescue/emergency HAM radio team, etc.

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