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Story by: Eric Durr - NYS Director of Public Affairs
Dated: Fri, Sep 14, 2007
Soldiers and Airmen know the value of readiness in combat. The New York State Office of Homeland Security wants us to think about the importance of readiness at home as well.
To mark September as National Preparedness Month, New York’s Deputy Secretary for Public Safety is urging members of the New York National Guard to make sure that their home and family are ready for emergencies of all kinds.
The Homeland Security Office’s “Aware Prepare” website provides easy tips for Guard members to use in preparing their families for emergency situations. For Guard members who may also be called upon to help their state and community in an emergency, it’s especially important that you leave your family well prepared to cope in your absence.
The three steps to emergency preparedness are:
For more information on emergency preparedness and safety visit the "Aware Prepare" website.