National Preparedness Month

Starting in 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency chose the month of September as National Preparedness Month. The choice was obvious with September 11, 2001 still very fresh in the minds of Americans. Each year National Preparedness Month has grown to reach more people and more communities. This year marks the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. Given the occasion, FEMA and the Ready Campaign have chosen the theme "A time to remember. A time to prepare." to underscore this year's National Preparedness Month.

Dartmouth has partnered with FEMA and the Ready Campaign to support this initiative. You are encouraged to follow the links on this page to learn more about what you can do to prepare yourself, your family, your friends, and your property for an emergency. In the wake of Hurricane Irene, which largely spared Dartmouth but devastated our neighbors in New Hampshire and Vermont, the importance of being prepared has become quite clear. Just taking a few simple steps to get a kit, make a plan, and be informed can make a big difference in an emergency.

Please, register for DartAlert by following this link: DartAlert Registration

For more information about being prepared, please browse the Dartmouth Emergency Preparedness website and visit Ready.GOV.