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Humor Kicks Off Emergency Preparedness Month
09/08/2013 - by V. Prestwich
We should all be serious about our emergency plan. We should all be serious about our food storage. That does not mean there isn’t a time to laugh.
To kick off September’s National Emergency Preparedness Month, FEMA produces some not so serious ads.
These ads do not focus on fear tactics. Rather the humor comes from a family having a conversation about what NOT to do. This is an unconventional ad campaign with the tagline, “Winging it is not an emergency plan.” Ready.gov/kids
The attempt is to get families talking about real issues and real emergencies.
Since 2004, FEMA has used September to heighten awareness for any disasters.
The Ready website claims that only 11 percent of American families have made an emergency plan. This is troubling when one considers that there were 50% more disasters declared in the last ten years than in the previous ten years.
For more information and ideas go to www.ready.govIncluded on this site are:
- Emergency Kit checklist for Parents
- Family Plan for Parents
- Ideas on how to help children cope during and after a disaster
- Disaster Master and Build a Kit. These are two online games for your children that will test your know-how in a wide range of emergencies
- Download an emergency kit
- And much more
As you add to your food storage, you can also add to other wise preparations.