Building awareness for National Preparedness Month

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The GHS-OCD team hosted a kick off wave at Chief Quipuha Park in Hagåtña.

Guam Homeland Security and the Office of Civil Defense continue to spread awareness of National Preparedness Month.

Along with their emergency management partners, the GHS-OCD team hosted a kick off wave at Chief Quipuha Park in Hagåtña earlier this week.

Their goal is to showcase Guam’s emergency management and public safety capabilities. Theme for National Preparedness Month, or NPM is “Prepared, Not Scared.”

Throughout September, GHS-OCD is joining the national campaign to provide public education and outreach activities to stress the importance of planning and preparing for natural, human-caused, and technological disasters.

The community is also encouraged to conduct preparedness actions by developing emergency plans, learning how to stay safe, and how to communicate during an emergency.

According to spokeperson Jenna Gaminde Blas, NPM will end with a grand finale expo scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Agana Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ChST).

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