National Preparedness Month

Politics & Government
12:05 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Ready Alabama Day Demonstrates State Disaster Preparedness

Firefighters enter Wallace Hall in August 2011 as part of a disaster preparedness drill.
Steve Latham/JSU Jacksonville State University

September is National Preparedness Month and Alabama officials are hosting a Ready Alabama Day in Jacksonville on Thursday, September 6. It’s a chance for Alabamians to see how nearly 50 federal and local agencies prepare for hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters.

“Ready Alabama Day is basically a time when first responders at the local, federal and state levels come together and really bring their toys,” says Jon Mason. He’s director of Serve Alabama, a state agency that focuses on disaster preparedness and volunteerism.

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