on Emergency Preparedness Month in New York City - 2012
is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National
Preparedness Coalition partner, whose objective in the month
of September is to help prepare the general public for emergencies
and disasters of all types. The Coalition grew out of the tragic
events of 9/11, an event in which NYC-ARECS members played a key
role in assisting New York City during and after the attack. This
year's Coalition campaign focuses on the theme: Pledge to Prepare.
FEMA has urged communities around the country to pledge to better
prepare themselves for disasters.
with this, NYC-ARECS has sought the assistance of both the Brooklyn
and Staten Island Borough Presidents, who have respectively offered
proclamations in their boroughs, which help NYC-ARECS spread the
words about Preparedness Month in New York City. These proclamations,
along with the distribution (at public events)
of both FEMA literature and City of New York Office of Emergency
Management "Ready New York" literature on emergency
and disaster preparedness -- has been combined with discussing
emergency and disaster preparedness to the public. This, contributes
to enhancing the safety of New York City residents, and meeting
the worthy objectives of the National Preparedness Coalition.