September is National Preparedness Month. Take this opportunity to learn how you can prepare for emergencies, put together an emergency supply kit, establish your family communications plan, and become better aware of threats that may affect you, your family and community. Check out FCIC's Citizen Guide to Disaster Preparedness for helpful tips and information.

Throughout the month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, American Red Cross, and other partners, will host a series of events to highlight the importance of citizen emergency preparedness. You can find opportunities to volunteer or get first aid or CPR training.