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Village Of Scarsdale Participating In America's PrepareAThon

The Village of Scarsdale is observing the nationwide PrepareAthon Day of Action.
The Village of Scarsdale is observing the nationwide PrepareAthon Day of Action. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Village of Scarsdale encourages residents and local organizations to join the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) in observing the nationwide PrepareAthon Day of Action occurring on Saturday, April 30.

America’s PrepareAthon is a biannual national, grassroots campaign organized by FEMA to increase individual and community preparedness and resilience.

The goal of the campaign is to increase the number of individuals in our community who do the following:

  • Understand which disasters could happen in their community;
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage;
  • Take action to increase their preparedness
  • Participate in family and community resilience planning.

To support these efforts, FEMA Region II has developed simple, low-stress emergency preparedness tabletop scenarios that individuals, families, and groups can undertake to improve their levels of preparedness, and perhaps have a little fun learning or reinforcing important skills and knowledge. Each scenario focuses on a different threat or hazard and is intended to be completed by participants at their own pace, in their own space.

Participants can choose to partake in one, some, or all of the following scenarios, which include seasonally appropriate hazards: 

  • Scenario One: Active Shooter
  • Scenario Two: Tornad
  • Scenario Three: Wildfire
  • Scenario Four: Hurricane/Flooding
  • Scenario Five: Extreme Heat
  • Scenario Six: Pet Preparedness for Kids

Visit the town website to access the training scenarios and click on the “We're in, are you?” icon located at the top of the homepage. To receive emergency alerts from the Village of Scarsdale, sign-up for Blackboard Connect at their website.

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