America’s PrepareAthon (AP!) is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. Each spring and fall, America’s PrepareAthon will provide a national focus for individuals, organizations and communities to participate through drills, group discussions and exercises to prepare for local hazards.

On April 30th, Americans are asked to implement one simple preparedness action to mitigate their risk and reduce their vulnerability to one of the following hazards: tornado, hurricane, flood, and wildfire.  America’s PrepareAthon (AP!) is an opportunity for organizations like yours to prepare for emergencies and disasters through drills, group discussions, or exercises. 

Here is how you can participate:

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To move people to action, the President, through Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8), has directed all federal agencies to work with their stakeholders across the country to “coordinate a comprehensive campaign to build and sustain national preparedness, including public outreach and community-based and private-sector programs to enhance national resilience…”

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.