ARRL East Bay Section

Register your group for National Preparedness Month

Posted by af6aq on May 11th, 2009

Last year, hundreds of clubs and ARES groups registered as participants for National Preparedness Month.  (We swamped their list with clubs and groups so much that for a time ham groups outnumbered all the others put together).  We got a lot of recognition for that!  In most cases, all groups needed to do was what they were doing anyway – nothing special – as we are already always working on preparedness issues.  Why not get credit for it in federal eyes?


Let’s do it again! J


Allen Pitts, W1AGP


Dear Citizen Corps Partners and Affiliates:

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and 436 organizations have already registered as Coalition Members! If you have not yet signed up to be a 2009 Coalition Member, visit to register. Becoming a Coalition Member means you pledge to promote emergency preparedness during the month of September.  This can be done either by providing information, hosting events and/or sponsoring activities for your customers, members, employees, stakeholders, and communities. Please remember, even if you were a Coalition Member last year, you still need to re-register this year if you intend to participate.

National Preparedness Month Coalition membership is open to all public and private sector organizations for free. Once you register you will receive access to the NPM Web site where you can find a toolkit full of templates, resources, and tips to assist you with promoting emergency preparedness.  

As we mentioned during the Webinar, Ready brochures are limited. So, for those of you who are interested in obtaining more than the maximum order quantity of brochures, we encourage you to use our two-page printer-friendly versions that may be printed out and duplicated as needed. You can download these at These two-page versions are perfect for distributing to your employees, colleagues, members, or stakeholders to help spread the preparedness message.

We are looking forward to a successful NPM this year! As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, please write us at

Thank you,

The Ready Campaign