Clarksburg WV


Focus on Fire Safety: National Preparedness Month


This September marks the ninth annual National Preparedness Month

This year’s theme is “Pledge to Prepare - Awareness to Action

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking the public -- individuals, business, and organizations -- to take specific action steps by doing at least one of the following:

  • Learn about emergency hazards - including home fires - and their appropriate responses
  • Make a communications plan
  • Build an emergency kit
  • Get involved in preparedness in their community.

For more information on National Preparedness Month, including tips on preparing for a fire emergency, visit