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FEMA Thanks You

Individuals, Business and other Organizations interface wit State and Federal Agencies year round to keep America Safe - From CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) to the Stop the Bleed Campaign, grassroots efforts make a difference.

This Week, The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division would like to thank all of the individuals, families and organizations who helped make 2015 a great year for preparedness!

You demonstrated your commitment to preparing your homes, communities, and the nation for disasters in many ways, including your continued participation with Community Emergency Response Teams, youth preparedness, and registered America’s PrepareAthon! events.

In 2015, people across the country planned events for America’s PrepareAthon! bringing together schools, businesses, local government, faith leaders, hospitals, employees, individuals, families, and others to participate in preparedness drills and activities. Some of these experiences are featured in the new “stories” section on the campaign’s website, highlighting the incredible work happening around the country.

In one story, Visa, the global payments technology company, prepared its staff for emergencies – both at home and work. Visa conducted a two-day event that allowed staff to meet with local and national emergency preparedness organizations, build their own family and pet emergency plans, and join the financial company’s own emergency response team. They were able to sign up more than 100 employees for the team!

In another story, Smyrna, TN became the first town in the state to participate in  activities with America’s PrepareAthon!. In partnership with Smyrna, GA – more than 1,000 community members participated in a tornado safety drill in 2015. The town also held its first  emergency preparedness expo with with more than 30 sponsoring organizations – the Rutherford County’s Sheriff’s Office, Health Department, and Emergency Management Agency, Smryna Police and Fire Department, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Keep at it. We are just beginning 2016, and each of you can make a difference in your workplace and community!

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