Gadsden Etowah EMA Promoting National Preparedness Month with Campaign


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has designated September as National Preparedness Month. To promote the cause, the Gadsden-Etowah Emergency Management Agency will be engaging in their first ever social media campaign. The campaign is designed to teach and promote information to better help citizens in surroundings areas prepare in the case of a natural disaster.

The overall theme for this year’s campaign is called ‘Disasters Happen, Prepare now, Learn How. FEMA has divided the campaign up into four-weeks’ worth of helpful tips and tools needed to make sure your family is fully equipped in the case of a natural disaster. Public Information Officer Breonna Cole gave TV24 a complete breakdown of what those four weeks consist of.

Along with their social media campaign, Gadsden-Etowah EMA has also established a Community Emergency Response Team. The free training is for anyone in Etowah County who wants to learn basic skills needed in the event of saving someone's life. Those skills include basic first aid, search and rescue, and more. The assistant planner of the CERT program shares why he believes this program is vital in terms of saving someone’s life.

To participate in the National Preparedness Month campaign, follow the Gadsden-Etowah County EMA on both Facebook and Twitter at GEC-EMA. If you would like to participate in the EMA’s CERT classes, simply call the office of the Gadsden-Etowah EMA or register by emailing ema@CityofGadsden.com.

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