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Help Craft Our Nation’s Preparedness Messaging

Our nation’s resilience depends on you and your neighbors preparing for potential hazards in your communities. To facilitate this effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is increasing outreach efforts and encouraging everyone to take actionable steps to be prepared.

A new topic -- Building and Sustaining National Preparedness Efforts: A National Campaign -- has been started on Ideascale for you to contribute your experiences and ideas to. In addition to informing discussions throughout the workshop, your posts on this topic will help FEMA begin to develop a national campaign encouraging people to take actions in their everyday lives to prepare for disasters.

This effort is a major part of Presidential Policy Directive 8 / PPD-8: National Preparedness – and it’s one of the most visible ways the whole community will be involved in keeping our nation safe and resilient. Visit Ideascale through June 18, to post your ideas and read and comment on others’ ideas and experiences.

For more information on PPD-8, visit


About the National Capital Region
The National Capital Region (NCR) encompasses the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William in Virginia and Montgomery and Prince George’s in Maryland, which include the municipalities of Bowie, College Park, Gaithersburg, Greenbelt, Rockville and Takoma Park.