We aren't just "Weather Junkies"... while extreme weather certainly affects our business as disaster preparedness providers
and survival gear suppliers
, there's much more to it than that. Weather is fascinating and frightening. We became Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™ to help inform our readers and customer about how to prepare for the exigencies sudden weather changes can foist upon us all.
About Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort of partnering with organizations like First Aid Mart™ who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.
As a WRN Ambassador, First Aid Mart™ commits to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.
The WRN Ambassador initiative is a:
- Unifying effort;
- Inclusive; and
- Force multiplier (i.e., new partnerships lead to even more partnership opportunities).
WRN Ambassadors serve a pivotal role in affecting societal change — helping to build a nation that is ready, responsive, and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and water events.
First Aid Mart™ is an officially recognized as a WRN Ambassador, recognized for committing to:
- Promoting Weather-Ready Nation messages and themes;
- Engaging with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities;
- Sharing First Aid Mart™ success stories of preparedness and resiliency;
- Serving as an example by educating employees on workplace preparedness.
As a WRN Ambassador, First Aid Mart™ serves as a change agent and leader in our online community. First Aid Mart™ strives to inspire others to be better informed and prepared, helping to minimize or even avoid the impacts of these natural disasters.
Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires more than government alone. It requires the entire Weather Enterprise to provide information for better community, business, and personal decision making, and innovative partnerships across all segments of society. We must involve everyone in an effort to move people – and society – toward heeding warnings, taking action, and influencing their circles of family, friends, and social network to act appropriately.
The WRN Ambassador initiative is the connecting hub of a vast network of federal, state, and local government agencies; emergency managers and city planners; researchers, the media; the insurance industry; nonprofit organizations; the private sector; and many others who are working together to address the impacts of extreme weather on daily life.
Together we will inform and empower communities, businesses, and people to make pre-event decisions that can be life-saving and prevent or limit devastating economic losses. We are a nation of many communities, and it is only through connected communities that we will achieve this goal.
Nest step? First Aid Mart™ encourages you to make a Spring effort by checking out:
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Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.)
Of course, you should Check your Emergency Supplies, too:
- Count your stock... is it enough?
- Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
- Keep cash on hand
- Don't let your gas tank get below half-full