Fort Worth wants residents to be prepared for disasters, emergencies

Published on September 02, 2022

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Each September, National Preparedness Month encourages and reminds Americans to be prepared for disasters and emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. The dedication of the entire month to preparedness serves as a reminder that disasters and emergencies can and will happen at any time.

The theme for 2022 is “A Lasting Legacy: Prepare for disasters to create lasting legacy for you and your family.”

“Fort Worth families have lived through almost every kind of severe weather and emergency situation in the past two years,” Fire Chief Jim Davis said. “From a historic winter weather storm in 2021 to the record-breaking drought and grassfires this summer, topped with 10 inches of rain in 24 hours. But how do you and your family prepare for any of these emergencies, and are you ready for them to happen again?”

“The Fort Worth Fire Department is looking forward to taking the month of September to recognize National Preparedness Month with our residents,” Davis said. “We may not be able to predict every disaster or emergency we experience, but we have the opportunity now to be proactive in being prepared.”

“Your family, your home and the life you’ve built in Fort Worth are worth protecting. And the Fort Worth Fire Department is here to help.”

Each week in September focuses on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families, pets and communities. Watch City News over the next four weeks for information you can put into action right away.



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