Avon, IN (PressExposure) August 29, 2012 -- This September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). Indiana-based Hartman Inventory has committed to participate in National Preparedness to increase preparedness throughout the U.S. The event, now in its ninth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Hartman Inventory is participating this year by raising awareness of being prepared for renters, homeowners and businesses through their social media campaign, blog posts, and newsletter.
One of NPM's key messages is: be prepared in the event an emergency causes you to be self-reliant for three days without utilities and electricity, water service, access to a supermarket or local services, or maybe even without response from police, fire or rescue.
Preparing can start with four important steps:
1. Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
2. Make a plan for what to do in an emergency.
3. Build an emergency supply kit.
4. Get involved.
Preparedness is a shared responsibility; it takes a whole community. This year's National Preparedness Month focuses on turning awareness into action by encouraging all individuals and all communities nationwide to make an emergency preparedness plan. Preparedness information and events will be posted to http://www.ready.gov/community.
"We provide nationally certified inventory services for residential and commercial clients. Having a thorough list of your personal property is one key element of being prepared; this month we will focus on all aspects of preparedness," explained President Cindy Hartman. "We feel it is important to provide this knowledge. Being prepared is not difficult, so we share this information to help everyone see how easy it really is."
This is the third year Hartman Inventory has participated in NPM.
For more information about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month, visit http://www.ready.gov/community or call 11-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585.