September has been designated National Preparedness Month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. As part of its efforts for National Preparedness Month, the State of Alabama will hold its seventh annual Be Ready Day on September 1, 2010 in Birmingham, Alabama. Be Ready Day is hosted by the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Alabama Department of Homeland Security, and the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency.
Be Ready Day, provides a unique opportunity for professional and volunteer responders to interact with citizens by exhibiting response equipment, hosting interactive demonstrations, and stressing the importance of citizen preparedness. The goal of Be Ready Day is to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for any type of disaster or emergency as well as demonstrating our state’s response capabilities.
Governor Bob Riley will be in attendance along with thousands of other Alabamians. We invite and encourage you to invite your faith and community-based organizations, schools, family, and friends to participate in this important statewide event. For additional information please contact Brooke Fussell via email at Brooke.Fussell@ServeAlabama.gov