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Emergency Preparedness Program

Supporting The Nation's Premier Force in Readiness
September is National Preparedness Month


This September, the Marine Corps encourages all Marines and their families to participate in National Preparedness Month 2017. The month-long campaign recruits participants to take action by making plans, practicing them, running drills, and building kits. Ready Marine Corps will be publishing preparedness tips on Facebook and Twitter @ReadyUSMC throughout the month

Ready Marine Corps also offers ready-to-use forms for a Family Emergency Plan and Contact Cards to make participating easier. Download the NPM 17 Toolkit to promote the campaign within your organization or installation. 

America's PrepareAthon!

America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through participation in hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises. It was directed as part of the Presidential Policy Directive-8: National Preparedness. 
To register to participate or learn how to get involved, go to www.ready.gov/prepare.
Additional America's PrepareAthon! resources are available at www.defense.gov/prepare.

Looking to spread the word about preparedness? Check out Ready Marine Corps' preparedness partner resources

Take Action to Prepare

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in eMNS
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communication plans 
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Make a
family plan 
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Plan with
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a kit
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Attend a class held by
Marine Corps Family Team Building
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Perform home
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Hold an
emergency drill

Set your own course through any hazard: stay informed, make a plan, build a kit.
Live Ready Marine Corps.

What People Are Saying
Preparedness is the talk of Twitter during National Preparedness Month and America's PrepareAthon! Check out what users are saying by following the links below.