Montgomery, AL – State officials say they want Alabamians to "be ready" and to celebrate National Preparedness Month. Friday is "Be Ready Day." Governor Riley, the state Department of Homeland Security, the state Emergency Management Agency and others will be out at the Capitol that day, talking with the public and showcasing their preparedness efforts. Exhibits will include a public safety helicopter, decontamination demonstrations and first aid and CPR training. Governor Riley says Alabamians should take advantage of "Be Ready Day" to learn about what they can do to protect themselves in case of a homeland security incident.