What is America’s PrepareAthon! and How to Participate

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WRN-AmbassadorTitle: What is America’s PrepareAthon! and How to Participate

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Time: 2-3 PM Eastern Time

Twitter Hashtag: #PrepareAthon

Research has shown knowing what to do when a disaster strikes is critical, especially when seconds matter the most. But it takes practice. Practicing what to do, where to go, and how to stay safe during an emergency empowers individuals and the entire community.

America’s PrepareAthon!SM was launched in 2013 as a national, grassroots campaign for action to increase community preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific group discussions, drills, and exercises. Millions of Americans participate in America’s PrepareAthon! adding to the national momentum of preparedness. To learn more about this exciting initiative and how you can participate, we invite you to join a special TweetChat: 

Facilitators: Mary Jo Flynn, @maryjofly and Kevin Sur, @rusnivek

Disaster-SurvivalTwo well-known emergency managers, Mary Jo Flynn (@maryjofly) and Kevin Sur (@rusnivek) will lead a conversation with communities and organizations from around the country who have participated in America’s PrepareAthon! activities previously or plan to participate in an upcoming event. Some participants will include:

  • City of Orlando;
  • Evac2Go;
  • Georgia Emergency Management Agency;
  • NYC Office of Emergency Management;
  • Prince George’s County (MD) Office of Emergency Management;
  • Ready Montana;
  • Red Cross Denver;
  • Shake Out;
  • Smyrna, Georgia

and many more.

Join the conversation or follow along using #PrepareAthon.

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