September is FEMA’s National Preparedness Month and part of this event is the announcement of the 2012 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards recipients. These awards recognize outstanding individuals, organizations, Citizen Corps Councils, and programs that work to create safer, stronger, and well-prepared communities that can withstand emergency events and disaster. The application period is open through July 31, 2012, and nominations can be made at [email protected].
A review board of emergency management experts will select the winners in each of the following categories:
- Outstanding State Citizen Corps Council Initiative(s)
- Outstanding Local Citizen Corps Council Initiative(s)
- Outstanding Community Emergency Response Team Initiative(s)
- Outstanding Achievement(s) in Youth Preparedness
- Preparing the Whole Community
- Promising Partnerships
- Awareness to Action
- Innovative Use of Technology
- Volunteer Integration
- Community Preparedness Heroes
Full details and an application for the 2012 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards can be viewed at www.citizencorps.gov/newsevents/awards/2012/2012app.shtm. All types of organizations make a difference in our community, and you can acknowledge the work you or someone you know has done to build a more resilient nation by submitting an application for these great awards. All winners will be FEMA’s honored guests at a community preparedness roundtable event in Washington, DC.
In addition to submitting a colleague for award consideration, you can visit the website, www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/READYNPM, to become a 2012 National Preparedness Coalition member. Once registered, you’ll have access to helpful discussion forums, calendars, outreach materials and other great member resources. Membership provides important opportunities to support community preparedness.