National Preparedness Month

Monthly Theme
This September: You Can Be the Hero
This September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). La Vergne Police Department has committed to participate in National Preparedness to increase preparedness throughout the U.S. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. The La Vergne Police Department is participating this year by providing detailed information to our citizens, pet owners, businesses owners, seniors, and individuals with access and functional needs.
One of NPMs key messages is: being prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for 3 days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or maybe even without response from police, fire or rescue.

Preparing can start with 4 important steps:
  1. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
  2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.
  3. Build an emergency supply kit.
  4. Get involved.
Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging all individuals and all communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. Preparedness information and events will be posted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

For more information about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month, call 800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 800-462-7585.