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September 7, 2012

Re:  National Preparedness Month

Dear Mayor:

Once again, September has been designated National Preparedness Month. In recognition of Preparedness month the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) want you to get involved.

Collectively, we invite you to Pledge to Prepare by joining the National Preparedness Coalition now. As community leaders, we hope you will encourage your constituents to do the same. You can access more information and get involved by visiting their website at:

The National Preparedness Coalition Online Community is where communities, businesses, organizations and families can connect and collaborate on emergency preparedness. FEMA invites all Americans to use the Coalition to empower themselves to prepare and to coordinate preparedness activities with their families, neighbors, co-workers, and those with whom they may study or worship.

Here are the top 5 reasons to join:

  • Get access to useful information to help you prepare.
  • Promote your national preparedness event on the calendar.
  • Get support and share best practices with over 10,000 members.
  • Connect with FEMA personnel and others near you in the regional forums.
  • Help others prepare and increase our resilience.

All you’ll need to know about what should be done before, during and after an emergency can be accessed from Additional information tailored to New Jersey residents can be found at or

If you have any questions, contact Jon Moran at 609-695-3481, ext. 121 or

Very truly yours,

Hon. Timothy C. McDonough                            William G. Dressel, Jr.
Mayor, Hope                                                   Executive Director
Chairman, League Emergency
Management Preparedness Committee




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