September is National Preparedness Month
Marisa Lloyd

September is National Preparedness Month

Pullman Police Department

PULLMAN – National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September, to promote family and community disaster planning, now and throughout the year. The event is a nationwide, month-long effort encouraging households, businesses, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for Disasters is Protecting Everyone You Love.” Take time to learn lifesaving skills, such as CPR and first aid. Check your insurance policies for coverage of the hazards you may face, such as floods, earthquakes, and weather events.

Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps, like shutting off water and gas. Often, our residents will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to be prepared to help yourself and your community.

The Pullman Police Department provides emergency preparedness tools and resources on our website (pullman-wa.gov/police). From the menu, select “Safety Resources”, then “Emergency Preparedness”. Information is also available in the Police Department lobby.

Pullman PD strongly urges you to sign up to receive emergency notifications from the Whitman County and City of Pullman Emergency Alert System; sign up by clicking on the “Emergency Notification System” in the “Resident & Visitor Information” on the Police Department website.

 

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