September is National Preparedness Month

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2017 NPM Theme: Disasters Don't Plan Ahead.  You Can. 

September is National Preparedness Month.  This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. 

We ask everyone to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and the national day of action, National PrepareAthon! Day is on Friday, September 15, 2017.

More information about PrepareAthon! can be found at:


2017 Weekly Hazard Focused Themes

  • Week 1:  September 1-9                        Make a Plan for Yourself, Family, and Friends
  • Week 2:  September 10-16                    Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
  • Week 3:  September 17-23                    Practice and Build Out Your Emergency Plans
  • Week 4:  September 24-30                    Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger


For more information how to plan and prepare, go to our Forms and Documents section on the Jefferson County Website for helpful tools and resources to utilize.  


During the month of September, JCHSEM is inviting all residents of Jefferson County to fill out our preparedness survey. This will help us to understand where and how we need to target our preparedness training and activities, understand our community's perception of risk, and understand how you prefer to get your emergency public information.

It is 14 questions and takes only about 3 minutes to complete! We value your input and hope that you will participate. 

You will find it at