TOPIC OF THE WEEK: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
"Preparedness is everyone's responsibility. All sectors of society - business and industry, civic and volunteer groups, industry associations and neighborhood associations, as well as every individual citizen and every family - should plan ahead for disaster. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own." - FEMA
CDC: Emergency Preparedness & Response Site The official website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on all aspects of emergency response, access numbers, guidance and more. http://www.bt.cdc.gov
FEMA: Family and Community Preparedness This program works through a broad coalition of partnerships to ensure that everyone has the necessary information and skills to protect themselves, their families, homes and businesses from disasters. http://www.fema.gov/preparedness/community_prepare.shtm
Ready.gov One of the primary mandates of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency. http://www.ready.gov
National Disaster Education Coalition Federal government agencies and national not-for-profit organizations working together to develop and disseminate consistent educational information for the public about disaster preparedness. http://www.disastereducation.org
This week features an online exhibit from The History Channel:
The History of Labor Day http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/laborday/ Labor Day is the celebration of the value and dignity of work, and its role in the American way of life. Find out the origins of the holiday that celebrates the successes of the labor movement.
Lee County School District Fort Myers, Florida
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Mr. Phillips's 6th Grade Website @ Buffalo Elementary Sarver, Pennsylvania
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