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Emergency Preparedness Program

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September is National Preparedness Month

This September, the Marine Corps encourages all Marines and their families to participate in National Preparedness Month. 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 resources below to promote the campaign within your organization or installation. Please contact ready@usmc.mil to request design customization.  

NPM Toolkit 17
Ready Flyer 
Ready-1/4 Page AdThis .pdf is formatted as a quarter-page ad for publications.
Ready-Facebook CoverThis image is formatted as a Facebook cover photo.
Ready-MCX Website SlideThis image is formatted to fit the MCX web rotator.
Ready-Theater SlideThis image is formatted to be used at an Installation theater or kiosk.
Ready-Twitter CoverThis image is formatted as a Twitter cover photo.
U.S. Marines-1/4 Page AdThis .pdf is formatted to be a quarter-page ad in a publication.
U.S. Marines-Facebook CoverThis image is sized for a Facebook cover image.
U.S. Marines-Flyer 
U.S. Marines-MCX SlideThis image is formatted for the MCX web rotator.
U.S. Marines-Theater SlideThis image is formatted for installation theaters and kiosks.
U.S. Marines-Twitter CoverThis image is formatted as a Twitter cover image.
Fight the Bite

Sun’s out―bugs out. That is the reality facing many Marine Corps Installations this summer as the mosquito that carries the Zika virus becomes more active. To combat this potential threat, Ready Marine Corps―the Marine Corps’ public awareness and emergency readiness program―is launching the “Fight the Bite” campaign to educate the community about mosquito-borne illness and how to mitigate the risk of transmission. 

Ways to ‘Fight the Bite’

  • Use EPA-registered repellent with either DEET, Picardin, or IR353.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Treat clothing with permethrin. Uniforms that have been factory treated with permethrin will have a label sewn inside the garment.
  • Ensure window and door screens are secure and do not have holes.
  • Eliminate standing water outside in places such as buckets, old tires, and children’s toys. Empty vases, planters, or other containers with standing water inside the home as well.  

Ready Marine Corps will continue to publish information on its website and social media accounts as it becomes available. Contact ready@usmc.mil for more about the campaign and ongoing readiness efforts. 

Fight the Bite Toolkit
 TitleModified DateSize 
Facebook Banner6/24/2016392.03 KBDownload
Flyer6/24/20161.49 MBDownload
Large Web Banner6/30/20161.01 MBDownload
Rotator Slide7/12/2016101.95 KBDownload
Theater / Kiosk Slide6/30/201612.99 MBDownload
Twitter Banner6/24/2016871.93 KBDownload

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