Video: National Preparedness Month – Helping Your Neighborhood and Community
Posted at 1 p.m.
It’s the second week of National Preparedness Month. This week’s theme is “Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community.”
In this week’s video, Sulayman Brown, assistant coordinator of emergency management for Fairfax County, stresses the importance of being prepared for a minimum of three days (72 hours) before assistance arrives.
As part of your planning, be sure to include what you and your neighbors can do together to make sure everyone stays safe, such as checking on elderly neighbors and those with access and functional needs.
You’ll also want to stay informed with Fairfax Alerts so you can share information through your neighborhood groups. And you and your neighbors will want to get involved and can participate with groups such as Volunteer Fairfax and Citizen Corps programs.
Get more information from the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem or by calling 571-350-1000, TTY 711. Emergency preparedness information can be found at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency.