September is National Preparedness Month
September 7, 2021
Twenty years after the tragic events of 9/11, the NVFC remembers and honors the sacrifices made by first responders to save the lives of others. Every day, volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers across the nation demonstrate the same selflessness by dedicating their time and risking their safety to protect their communities. September is National Preparedness Month, and the NVFC offers the following resources to help responders be ready for the next emergency.
- Prepare your department by helping personnel focus on health and safety with resources through the Serve Strong campaign.
- Prepare yourself with health and fitness resources from the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program and behavioral health support from the Share the Load Program.
- Prepare your community through the use of Fire Corps volunteers to provide emergency preparedness and fire prevention education, develop preparedness plans, conduct home safety checks and smoke alarm installations, assist with disaster drills, and more.
- Prepare for the future with the Make Me A Firefighter recruitment and retention campaign and National Junior Firefighter Program.
- Prepare your responders with online courses and webinars in the NVFC Virtual Classroom.
- Prepare for all types of incidents with the Wildland Fire Assessment Program, the Fire Department Pipeline Response, Emergency Planning, and Preparedness Toolkit, traffic incident management resources, and other tools found on the NVFC web site.