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Citizen Corps: Monthly Themes 2014

2014 Monthly Themes and Events for Preparedness

The following national holidays, days of recognition, and weekly and monthly themes may be used by Citizen Corps Councils and partners to encourage and promote civic engagement, public safety, preparedness, resilience, and volunteerism. The outreach themes are intended to be used as an opportunity to jumpstart work with additional Citizen Corps partners and affiliates on promoting awareness, planning events, and media outreach to strengthen community preparedness at the state and local level.

Local Citizen Corps Councils and partners may contact local representatives from the organizations below to learn how the community can benefit from involvement, reach out to citizens about participation, and involve the local media in distributing information on these events. These events will help raise awareness for local Citizen Corps activities and ultimately increase community preparedness, training, and volunteer participant action.

Months

January
  • Winter Fire Safety
  • Winter Storm Preparation
  • January 1-15: Resolve to be Ready
  • January 12: Haiti earthquake four-year anniversary
  • Janurary 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
February
  • Black History Month    
  • Winter Fire Safety Awareness Campaign
  • Earthquake Awareness Month (CUSEC)
  • February 2-8: National Burn Awareness Week
  • February 27: Chile earthquake four-year anniversary
March
  • American Red Cross Month (Volunteer Preparedness)
  • National Women's History Month
  • March 2-8: Severe Weather Preparedness Week
  • March 9: Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • March 16-22: Flood Awareness Week
  • March 20: First Day of Spring
  • March 23-29: Tsunami Preparedness Week
April
  • Financial Preparedness Month
  • April 1: FEMA's Anniversary
  • April 6-13: National Volunteer Week
  • April 7-13: National Public Health Week
  • April 15: Tax Day
  • April 17: The Great Utah ShakeOut
  • April 30: America's PrepareAthon! Spring National Day of Action
May
  • May 3: National Wildfire Preparedness Day
  • May 10: National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
  • May 12-16: National Law Enforcement Week
  • May 12-16: National Small Business Week
  • May 15: Start of Pacific Hurricane Season
  • May 18-24: National Public Works Week
  • May 18-24: National EMS Week
  • May 20: First Anniversary of the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado Disaster
  • May 23: Heat Awareness Day
  • May 26: Memorial Day
June
  • June 1-7: National Hurricane Preparedness Week
  • June 1-7: Rip Current Awareness Week
  • June 1-November 30: Hurricane Season
  • June 12: Heat Awareness Day
  • June 21: First Day of Summer
  • June 22-28: Lightning Safety Awareness Week
July
  • Heat and Drought Preparedness
  • Firework and Park Safety
  • Summer Thunderstorms
  • July 4: Independence Day
August
  • Workplace Preparedness
  • August  23: Third Anniversary of the 2011 Virginia Earthquake
  • August  29: Hurricane Katrina 9th Anniversary
September
  • Wildfire Mitigation
  • National Preparedness Month
  • Campus Fire Safety
  • September 1: Labor Day
  • September 11: 9/11 Anniversary: National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • September 15-October15: National Hispanic American Heritage Month
October
  • Crime Prevention Month
  • Prepare to Mitigate
  • October 5-11: Fire Prevention Week
  • October 8: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction 2014
  • October 11-12: National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Weekend 2014
  • October 16: The Great U.S. ShakeOut
  • October 19-25: America’s Safe Schools Week 2014
  • October 20-24: National School Bus Safety Week
  • October 29: Second Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy
November
  • National American Indian Heritage Month
  • Critical Infrastructure Preparedness Month
  • November 2: Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00AM (set clocks back and check smoke detectors)
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • November 23-29: National Family Week
  • November: 27: Thanksgiving Day
  • November 30: Atlantic and Pacific Hurricane Seasons End
December
  • Winter Storm Awareness
  • Resolve to be Ready
  • Holiday Preparedness
  • December 3: International Day of Disabled Persons
  • December 21: First Day of Winter

 

Last updated: 04/10/2014 - 11:55 PM