National Preparedness Month Kicks off in Union Square

NYC Office of Emergency Management team with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Photo Courtesy of NYC OEM

NYC Office of Emergency Management team with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. Photo Courtesy of NYC OEM

NYC Emergency Management hosted a free preparedness fair Thursday in Union Square Park. In addition to activities and fun, the event served to remind New Yorkers to take action and prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, learn and worship. Participants were able to win free prizes, watch a CPR demonstration and take part in fun activities like rock climbing.

The fair was a joint effort with help from the NYPD, FDNY, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency, American Red Cross and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. LES Ready - Long Term Recovery Group and Boxed Water also hosted tents at the event, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer stopped in Union Square to support the event.

If you missed the event, do not worry. NYC Emergency Management will be hosting a series of emergency preparedness events for National Preparedness Month – September. You can also find information about your Hurricane Preparedness Zone on LinkNYC's throughout the city (designed by Union Square firm C&G Partners).

Visit NYC.gov/NPM to learn more.

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Image courtesy of C&G Partners.

Image courtesy of C&G Partners.

Image courtesy C&G Partners.

Image courtesy C&G Partners.