It’s National Preparedness Month … Do You Have a Plan?

Posted at 11 a.m.

An emergency can happen while you are at work, at home, while family members are at school or even while you are on vacation. It is never too late to get started with preparedness by making an emergency plan.

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month — a time to focus on preparing for emergencies that could affect us anytime, anywhere. This year’s theme is “Don’t wait, Communicate. Make your emergency plan today.”

In this video, Ursula Kiel with our office of emergency management talks about the importance of having a plan.

To learn how to make a family emergency plan –— as well as emergency plans for your business and house of worship — visit

For more on National Preparedness Month and how you can prepare, visit

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About Fairfax County Emergency Information

Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.

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