Message From The Chief
September is National Preparedness Month. Our nation has set aside this month not just to remember the challenges we, as a nation, have overcome but to reinforce the need for all of us to be prepared for disasters and emergencies.
Being prepared is a shared responsibility; it takes the entire community. As individuals, businesses and as civic and community organizations, I encourage Texans to commit to doing at least one of the following simple tasks:
There are many ways to get involved in your community’s preparedness efforts. I encourage all Texans to consider joining a civic or religious group or one of the many Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) in Texas.
When one area of Texas is struck by disaster, thousands of Texas volunteers from other areas stand ready to reach out and help. They are members of community organizations and faith-based groups who have trained ahead of time so that they can be effective. Texas volunteers make all the difference in helping our communities recover.
What are your plans for remembering 9/11?
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Chief W. Nim Kidd, CEM®