Thursday, June 11, 2009

FEMA - Citizen Corps News: FEMA Research Provides Insights on Personal Preparedness

Two reports produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Personal Preparedness in America: Findings from the Citizen Corps National Survey and the Citizen Corps Urban Area Survey, offer comprehensive data on the public’s thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors related to preparedness and community safety for multiple types of hazards. The results, which come from household surveys fielded in the fall of 2007, provide insight on preparedness in the U.S.

FEMA is fielding the survey again this year with more in-depth sampling across the U.S.; top line results for the 2009 survey will be available later this summer.

FEMA’s Citizen Corps grassroots community resilience movement and the Ready awareness campaign work together to actively involve Americans in making themselves and their communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to handle any emergency situation. Over 2,300 local communities have created Citizen Corps Councils nationwide to strengthen collaboration between government and civic leaders and to educate, train, and involve the public. For more information about Citizen Corps, visit To learn more about the Ready Campaign, go to To read the survey reports, go to

This news story and other Community Preparedness news, including Citizen Corps Bulletins, can be found on our website at


The National Office of Citizen Corps

FEMA Community Preparedness Division

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