About America's PrepareAthon!

America's PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through group discussions, drills, and exercises. 
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The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of individuals who:

  • Understand which disasters could happen in their community
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
  • Take action to increase their preparedness
  • Participate in community resilience planning

How do I use this website?

Know the hazards that can affect you and your community

10 ways you can participate in Preparedness Activities

Learn how others prepared

Register to participate in America's PrepareAthon!

Participate in discussion forums online with your peers

Plan your own local community or organizational preparedness activity

Download resources to promote your preparedness activity

Share your preparedness activity on America's PrepareAthon!

Download additional resources on America's PrepareAthon!

Learn the actions to take for disaster preparedness and practice them!

Stay in Touch

Email: prepareathon@fema.gov 

Twitter: @PrepareAthon follow the conversation #PrepareAthon

To move people to action, President Obama, 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…”