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NPM 2009: Get Involved

After preparing yourself and your family for possible emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan and being informed, take the next step and get involved in preparing your community. Learn more about Citizen Corps, which actively involves citizens in making our communities and our nation safer, stronger and better prepared.

We all have a role to play in keeping our hometowns secure from emergencies of all kinds. Citizen Corps works hard to help people prepare, train and volunteer in their communities. For more information, go to to get involved.

Additional Considerations for Businesses

Your local Citizen Corps Council can provide you with more information on how to conduct Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for your employees, constituents or members. In addition, there are many ways businesses can get involved in the community to spread the emergency preparedness message. One suggestion is to hold a business roundtable event to discuss plans, current status and details of operations with other businesses in your area.

For additional ideas, check out the National Preparedness Month 2008 Overview to find out what NPM Coalition Members did last year!

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