America's PrepareAthon!℠ was launched in 2013 as a national, grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, and exercises. The goals of the campaign are to increase the number of individuals who:
It takes three easy steps to participate in America's PrepareAthon!:
Visit the website to find free, easy to use, customizable hazard-specific guides and resources designed to help you plan and conduct preparedness activities.
Why should you get involved? Did you know that nearly 70 percent of Americans have not participated in a preparedness drill or exercise at their workplace, school or home in the past year? Participating in drills and exercises helps build and reinforce what you should do when a disaster strikes. Knowing what to do is critical, especially when seconds count. Practicing what to do, where to go, and how to stay safe during an emergency empowers individuals and the entire community.
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