National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.
Emergency preparedness is the shared responsibility of the entire nation. Every community, business, family, and individual has a role in planning and preparing for emergencies and disasters of all kinds.
Maryland Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to highlight the important role of citizens as they prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, and communities. This nationwide observance encourages all Americans to learn more about ways to prepare for all types of emergencies, from natural disasters to potential terrorist attacks.
The United States Department of Homeland Security and Citizen Corps urge all Americans to take time during September 2020, to get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, be informed about different threats and their appropriate responses, and to get involved in preparing their community.
Calvert County recognizes the importance of preparing for potential emergencies and is proud to observe this month with appropriate events, preparedness information, and activities. Therefore it is proclaimed by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners that the month of September 2020 be known as Calvert County Preparedness Month.
It is further proclaimed that all citizens are urged to join with the Calvert County Department of Public Safety and the Division of Emergency Management in carrying the message of preparedness to the community.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon