During National Preparedness Month, the Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency Tells Residents to "Get Your Ready On!" | Print |

During National Preparedness Month, the Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency is urging residents to “Get Your Ready On!” by taking simple steps to prepare for emergencies. 

Matthew Kallmyer, Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency, says “While preparedness should be a priority every day, we hope residents will take time this month to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies that can arise at any time.”


Ready Kit Cook-Off
To raise awareness of the importance of Ready Kits, residents and partner agencies are invited to submit their delicious #Ready Recipes using only non-perishable ingredients, using manual tools and cooked using safe alternative heat sources available during power outages. Submit recipes to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by midnight on Friday, September 19.   All recipes will be reviewed and finalists will be demonstrated during the Ready Kit Cook-off on Tuesday, September 30 at 2 p.m. in the Fulton County Government Center Atrium.  The event will also include a demonstration of Ready Kit items and recipes that consider a variety of health and dietary needs.  Instructions and additional information.

Ready Tweet Chat
Got emergency questions? Join @afcema and @fultoninfo for a National Preparedness Month Tweet Chat on Tuesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. 

#Ready Seniors
Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency will help Fulton County seniors prepare for emergencies during four upcoming presentations, kicking off during National Preparedness Month:

  • Thursday, September 18, 10 a.m. – H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility
  • Tuesday, September 23, 11 a.m. – Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility,
  • Thursday, October 9, 11 a.m. – Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
  • Wednesday, October 15, 10 a.m. – Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Take Steps to Prepare
Residents can easily take steps today to begin their emergency preparations.  Get started by:

  • Having a Ready Kit with essential items to keep your family survive for the first 72 hours of an emergency
  • Making an emergency plan for all household members to help you communicate before, during and after an emergency
  • Staying informed about potential emergencies through emergency notifications, and weather radios
  • Getting involved in local preparedness organizations, including Citizen Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and other programs.

Register for Code Red
Fulton County residents are urged to stay informed by registering for Code Red emergency notifications.

Residents can also get emergency preparedness tips throughout the month by following @afcema and @fultoninfo on Twitter. For more information, log on to the Atlanta-Fulton Emergency Management Agency Ready Fulton website at www.afcema.com.