National Preparedness Month

Posted on September 23, 2022

National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. FEMA’s Ready Campaign launched National Preparedness Month in 2004 to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies and disasters. September was chosen as National Preparedness Month, as the tragedies of September 11, 2001 highlighted the importance of being prepared to the nation.

The goal for National Preparedness Month is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, and school. Below are some websites that may be of interest in your personal preparedness:

Denton County Emergency Management:

·       Website:

·       Emergency Notifications:

·       Facebook: (20+) Denton County Office of Emergency Management | Facebook

·       Twitter: (4) Denton County Office of Emergency Management (@DentonCountyOEM) / Twitter

National Preparedness Month:


There also are several volunteer opportunities available for those who may wish to help in the event of an emergency or a disaster. Check out the links below:

Emergency Management Volunteer Opportunities:


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