National Preparedness Month is an initiative aimed at increasing the overall number of individuals, families and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, businesses, schools and places of worship.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency recommends the following preparedness tips:

Take a basic first aid or CPR class.
Create a family emergency plan so loved ones know who to contact and where to go in an emergency.
Have a small kit of emergency supplies in your home and car.
Know how to turn off utilities safely in your home.
Review insurance policies and coverage to ensure it is adequate for the hazards you may face.
Build up an emergency fund.

More information about how to prepare for an emergency, including specific information for people with access and functional needs or pets, is available on the Ready PA website.