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Emergency Preparedness Month

Ready in 60 Seconds LogoReady in 60 Seconds Video Contest Winners

The Health Department and Emergency Services launched the first Ready in 60 Seconds video contest on September 1, 2011. We would like to congratulate the morning English as a Second Language class at the Orange County Literacy Council for placing FIRST in this year's contest. Please see the video below to learn the basic items for a 72-hour disaster preparedness kit.

View on Mac (.MOV/Quicktime) | Video Transcript | Award Photo

About National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month! National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps program each September to help Americans prepare their homes, businesses, and communities for disaster.

The Orange County Health Department and Orange County Emergency Services are encouraging individuals and families to take time this month to make an emergency plan and disaster supply kit. This page will tell you more about our Preparedness Month activities and how you can get a kit, make a plan, and stay informed.


Preparedness Month Events in Orange County

Become a Volunteer

Orange County has many ways that you can become involved with local emergency preparedness and response efforts. Click the links below to learn about our top three emergency-related, community volunteer programs.

Orange County Preparedness Month Materials    

Where can I find more information?


For more information about this campaign and its activities, contact:

Candice Watkins Robinson, MA
Sr. Public Health Educator - Health Communication
Orange County Health Department

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