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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:

  • Understand which disasters could happen in the community;
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage;
  • Take action to increase their preparedness; and
  • Participate in community resilience planning.

It takes three easy steps to participate in America's PrepareAthon!:

  1. Choose your hazard and preparedness activity,
  2. Create an account and register your activity on www.ready.gov/prepare, and
  3. Download materials designed to help you plan and promote your day of acction.

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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