NEW YORK CITY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE ANNOUNCES
PARTICIPATION IN SEPTEMBER'S NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH
SEPTEMBER: A TIME TO REMEMBER. A TIME TO PREPARE.
YORK, NY (August 1, 2011) This September, our nation will mark
the ten year anniversary of 9/11, the New York City Amateur
Radio Emergency Communications Service (NYC-ARECS) has committed
to participate in National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September,
an event founded after 9/11 to increase preparedness in the U.S.
The event, now in its eighth year, is a nationwide, month-long
effort hosted by the FEMA Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging
households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for
of NPM's key messages is: be prepared in the event an emergency
causes you to be self-reliant for three 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 three important steps:
Get an emergency supply kit
Make a plan for what to do in an emergency
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.
is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. This year's
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 to Ready.gov.
we all know, New York City is vulnerable to both natural and man-made
disasters. So on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the
9/11 attack on New York City, all New Yorkers should be encouraged
to be informed and make a plan on how they and their family will
deal with the immediate aftermath of a civil emergency,"
said Charles Hargrove, President of the NYC-ARECS.
more information about the FEMA Ready Campaign and National Preparedness
Month, visit Ready.gov or
call 11-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585.
of NYC-ARECS are dedicated to providing auxiliary radio communications
for New York City in the event of a technological, natural or
terrorist disaster. Team members are licensed by the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and may participate in the Radio
Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), a protocol created by
the FCC and is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency.