Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dallas Office of Emergency Management Joins National Preparedness Month

The City of Dallas Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will participate in numerous education and outreach events in September as part of National Preparedness Month. The nationwide effort encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

The OEM will host an information booth from 9 to10 a.m. Thursday mornings during September and will also present these education and outreach events:

Sept. 4 – Employee Safety Fair, Federal Reserve Bank
Sept. 7, 14 & 21 – Community Emergency Response Team training

Sept. 11- Downtown Security Directors Association meeting
Sept. 11 – Day to Remember, Brookhaven College, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sept. 12 – FEMA Region VI Employee Preparedness Event

Sept. 19 – Occidental Chemical Corporation Employee Preparedness Event

Sept. 17 – Building Owners and Managers Association meeting

Sept. 21 – Outreach at Chief on the Beat at Thomas Jefferson High School, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sept. 27 – Public outreach at AT&T Performing Arts Center, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

National Preparedness Month’s key messages include preparing for emergencies by following these steps:
–     Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.

–       Make a plan.

–       Build an emergency supply kit.

–       Get involved.

Preparedness information and events will be posted on Facebook:OEMDallas and Twitter@DallasOEM. For more information visit or call 1-800-BE-READY.