September 2014 marks the eleventh annual National Preparedness Month, which is being supported by more than 3,000 public and private organizations all across the country. One goal of Maine CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program is to help educate individuals about how to prepare for emergencies, including natural disasters, mass casualties, biological and chemical threats, radiation emergencies, and terrorist attacks. Would you be prepared if there was an emergency today?
Follow these four steps to join Maine CDC's emergency preparedness efforts:
During September, Maine CDC is focusing our emergency preparedness communication efforts on:
- Home and family preparedness, including older Americans with disabilities and special needs
- Back-to-school Ready Kids
- Learning how to shelter in place during an emergency
The Emergency Preparedness and Response offers additional information and resources under topics such as hurricane preparedness, extreme heat, and bioterrorism.