Bartow County, Georgia – The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services Emergency Management Division are using September’s National Preparedness Month to encourage residents to prepare for disasters.


The month-long initiative increases awareness and inspires the citizens of Georgia to be prepared for any natural or man-made disaster. Bartow County will join thousands of private, public, and nonprofit organizations that are designed to motivate people to take the necessary steps to ensure their homes, workplaces, and communities are prepared for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.


National Preparedness Month is a great chance for people to prepare and evaluate their emergency plan and emergency kits, and if they don’t have one, to make one,” said Dwayne Jamison Bartow County Fire Chief and EMA Director.


Citizens and their loved ones can prepare by dedicating a little time each week this month by focusing on the tips below:


  • Week 1: September 1-10 Make a Plan
  • Week 2: September 11-17 Build a Kit
  • Week 3: September 18-24 Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
  • Week 4: September 25-30 Teach Youth About Preparedness


Residents can learn more tips on how to prepare and plan before a natural or man-made disaster by visiting


Each week BCFES Emergency Management Division will be posting tips and guides via our Facebook page and website.

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