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Consumer Newsletter
September 2007

Are You Prepared for Emergencies?

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. National Preparedness Month 2007 is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The goal of the month is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action.

Here are a few steps that you can take right now to get prepared in case of an emergency:

  Get a Kit - Get a kit of emergency supplies that will allow you and your family to survive for at least three days in the event an emergency happens. The kit should include basic items like water, food, battery-powered radio, flashlight and a first aid kit. Go to for a complete list of recommended supplies.

  Make a Plan - Plan in advance what you and your family will do in an emergency. Your plan should include a communications plan and address sheltering-in-place and evacuation. Go to for more information and templates to help get you started.

  Be Informed - Learn more about different threats that could affect your community and appropriate responses to them. Go to for more information about natural disasters and potential terrorist threats and visit for more information about the emergency plans that have been established in your area.

  Get Involved - After preparing yourself and your family for possible emergencies, take the next step: get training in first aid and emergency response and get involved in preparing your community. Citizen Corps provides residents with opportunities to prepare, train and support local emergency responders. For more information or to get involved visit to find your local Citizen Corps council.

Take some time to stay informed about how to react to even unlikely scenarios. You should be prepared to adapt this information to your personal circumstances and make every effort to follow instructions received from authorities on the scene.

To find specific, disaster and emergency-related supplies, we recommend SOS Survival Products at This site provides an emergency supply checklist along with a catalog of emergency survival kits, first aid and trauma kits, shelter, sanitation, and comfort supplies, communication and electrical supplies, and much, much more. And, don't forget to check out our Featured Products listed below.

Featured Products

When it comes to being prepared for an emergency, this month's Featured Products will help you organize your important documents, valuables, and information:

Featured Partners

Every month we like to highlight some of the Partners that have helped to contribute to our success by providing those wonderful "Tip of the Week" or "Product Reviews".

We hope that you will visit their website and engage their services when you need some help getting organized.

  Steve Thayer, MyvitalFiles, Inc.,

  Kathy Jenkins, Come To Order,

  Betsy Kramer, Cash in Clutter,

  Marlo Nikkila, Organize Together,

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