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With much planning and hard work from many partners, we have survived the National Boy Scout Jamboree! Even though there was some pretty hot weather, plus a bit of rain and mud, the scouts seemed to have a good time and enjoy their experience in West Virginia. We look forward to their next big adventure in our beautiful state in 2017.
There is much for us to do as we move forward. September is National Preparedness Month. CTP will be participating in educational and support activities to promote individual and community preparedness. Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month is managed and sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign. The Ready Campaign, together with the Ad Council, aims to educate and empower Americans to be prepared for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The specific goal of this national awareness campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of preparedness across the nation.

Individuals and families are encouraged to take important steps to prepare….make a family emergency plan (including your pets), become informed about the different types of emergencies that can occur where you live and then learn appropriate responses to them, build an emergency supply kit, and get involved in your community. You can find more information about preparing yourself and your family at or by calling (800) BE-READY, (888) SE-LISTO, and TTY: (800) 462-7585.

Contact Information

Jerry Rhodes: (304) 558-6900
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Center for Threat Preparedness | 505 Capitol Street, Suite 200, Charleston, WV 25301 | Ph: 304.558.6900 | Fx: 304.558.0464
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