As part of National Preparedness Month 2012, Ready Colorado is taking part in activities throughout the state. Colorado National Preparedness Month Activities can be found in the events section at http://www.readycolorado.com/ready-central/list-of-events/. If you are interested in taking a class this September, go to http://www.readycolorado.com/classes/ to find a class in your area.
In addition, Ready Colorado is encouraging citizens to sign on, sign up and register their cell phones with their city’s or county’s reverse notification system. To find out how to register for reverse notifications in your county, go to http://www.coemergency.com/p/local-info-sources.html. Signing up is free and can be completed in a matter of minutes.
Governor John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan will be hosting Colorado Remembers, a September 11 remembrance ceremony, on Sept. 11, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Civic Center Park. Admission is free and open to the public. Information about this event is available at http://www.thecell.org/events/.
The American Red Cross is also planning a fun activity for National Preparedness Month. Red Cross partners from the Four Corners states are engaging in an “Emergency Kit Cook-Off” that will test home cooks’ creativity while educating participants about disaster preparedness. From Aug. 17 – Sept. 3, the public can vote on the ingredients they want to cook with, nominating two items from each of the five categories: protein; fruits and vegetables; starches, grains and nuts; beverages; and comfort foods. Each state is competing to see who can get the most ingredients submitted. Once the ingredients are selected chefs from each state will prepare their own Emergency Kit Cook-Off concoctions. For more information on the Emergency Kit Cook-Off and to vote, go to http://emergencykitcookoff.blogspot.com/.