FORT LEE (Jan. 15, 2009) — The New Year is a perfect time to “Resolve to be Ready” and the Department of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security and Department of Emergency Services are proud to be promoting emergency preparedness for 2009.

To help spread the message and make the community better prepared, DPTMS and DES present “Survivor Training.”

Survivor training is a presentation, which encourages the Army community to get an emergency supply kit, make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the types of emergencies that can happen in your area and their appropriate responses.

Through outreach and education, the Ready Campaign calls our Army community to action and aims to create a culture of preparedness that will save lives.

Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign, “Resolve to be Ready” is a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness as well as encourage individuals, families, businesses and communities to take action and prepare for emergencies in the New Year.

Emergencies can range from inconvenient to devastating; but by following these simple steps in advance, you will minimize the impact on you, your Family and your businesses and give yourself greater peace of mind.

For details, visit

The Web site includes free information, checklists and guidelines about the two other key components of preparedness – developing a family emergency plan and being informed.