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North Florida PrepareAthon

PrepareAthon Overview

Week # 5 – September 27th – 30th
Week # 4 – September 20th – 26th
Power Outage
9/25 – Extreme Heat Preparedness
9/24 – Chainsaw Safety
9/23 – Food Safety During Power Outages
9/22 – Generator Usage / Safety
9/21 – Downed Electrical Line Safety
9/20 – Power Outage Preparedness
Week # 3 – September 13th – 19th
9/19 – Hurricane Evacuation
9/18 – Hurricane Preparedness – ASL
9/17 – Hurricane – Emergency Home Board Up
9/16 – Hurricane Preparedness
9/15 – Hurricane Awareness – Storm Surge
9/14 – Hurricane Awareness – Wind
9/13 – Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane
Week # 2 – September 6th – 12th
9/12 – Wildfire Response
9/11 – Wildfire Evaluation – ASL
9/10 – Wildfire Evacuation
9/9 – Red Flag Warnings
9/8 – Wildfire Prevention – Off-Road Vehicles 
9/7 – Preparing Your Home for a Wildfire
9/6 – Preparing Your Community for a Wildfire
Week # 1 – September 1st – 5th
9/5 – Flood Preparedness – ASL
9/4 – Flood Preparedness
9/3 – Flood Plain Awareness
9/2 – Flood Insurance
9/1 – Preparing Your Home for a Flood

The North Florida / South Georgia PrepareAthon was part of National Preparedness Month 2015.

The focus of the PrepareAthon was to provide individuals, families, neighborhoods, organizations, churches, businesses and government agencies an opportunity to enhance their disaster preparedness and response skills.


The North Florida / South Georgia PrepareAthon was sponsored by the following organizations:

2-1-1 Big Bend – FloridaAgricultural and Environmental Development Institute – FloridaApalachee Regional Planning Council – FloridaBig Bend COAD – FloridaBig Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce – FloridaCapital Area Chapter – American Red Cross – FloridaCity of Tallahassee – FloridaCivil Air Patrol – Tallahassee Composite Squadron – FloridaCivil Air Patrol – Florida WingColumbia County Emergency Management Department – FloridaEarl Bacon Agency Inc – FloridaElite Business Strategies LLC – FloridaFlorida Division of Emergency ManagementFlorida National GuardFlorida State UniversityFranklin County Emergency Management Department – FloridaGadsden County Emergency Management Department – FloridaLafayette County Emergency Management Department – FloridaLiberty County Emergency Management Department – FloridaNational Weather Service – TallahasseeNorth Florida Medical Reserve CorpsTallahassee Community College – FloridaTaylor County Emergency Management Department – FloridaThomas County Emergency Management Agency – GeorgiaWakulla County Sheriff’s Office – Florida

Disaster Preparedness Video of the Day

To prepare North Floridian’s and South Georgian’s for the next disaster and to participate in the Workplace Down Exercise and / or the Civic Safeguard Exercise individuals could access and view each day’s disaster preparedness video found to the right.

Workplace / Community Exercises

On September 30th North Floridian’s and South Georgian’s had the chance to assess their disaster preparedness an response capabilities by participating in one or both of the following exercises.

There is NO COST to participate in either of these exercises.

Workplace Down – An Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise

The purpose of this exercise was to provide workplace managers and owners along with their employees an opportunity to enhance their ability to respond to an active shooter incident occurring at their workplace.

This exercise was designed for private sector companies / businesses, public sector agencies / departments and non-profit organizations.

Civic Safeguard – A Community Hurricane Response Tabletop Exercise

The focus of this exercise was to provide individuals, neighborhood associations, community organizations and churches with an opportunity to assess the knowledge and skills associated with preparing for and responding to a hurricane.

Just In Time Disaster Training Library

With over 1,800 disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training videos the Just In Time Disaster Training is the most comprehensive, easy to search, FREE internet based source available.

The library can be accessed at the following web site: