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Every September, FEMA uses its Ready campaign to educate and empower Americans and increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.

ATLANTA, Georgia (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

After a relaxing Labor Day weekend, first responders, law enforcement agencies, and public safety and security authorities across the country are busy with the kickoff of National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Every September, FEMA uses its Ready campaign to educate and empower Americans and increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. U.S. Security Associates (USA) is continuing its annual support of the initiative and the 2014 theme, Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. The security company is publishing preparedness tips and tools throughout the month via social media and client communication.

Over 13 million individuals, organizations, and businesses are currently registered to participate in Americas PrepareAthon!, the National Day of Action scheduled for September 30, 2014. Americas PrepareAthon! is an opportunity to prepare for specific hazards through drills, simulations, tabletop training, and group demos and discussions. Participants in Americas PrepareAthon! have access to special training materials and planning outlines.

Leading up to the National Day of Action on September 30th, FEMA invites Americans to visit regularly throughout the month of September. Each week during National Preparedness Month, the site focuses on a different theme with digital resources and publications available for download. The content covers a different, critical aspect of family, workplace, and community preparedness every week, using FEMAs four building blocks of preparedness: be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and get involved. USA is joining the readiness movement with weekly updates and guides designed to coincide with the National Preparedness Month schedule.

Promoting preparedness is a natural extension of USAs role as one of Americas largest security companies. The organization provides security services and comprehensive risk mitigation solutions, ranging from physical security services, risk assessments, and threat analyses and direct interventions to large-scale disaster and emergency response.

We are a national security company with thousands of clients whose operations are essential to our national infrastructure and supply chain. We focus on readiness and planning every day of the year, not just during the month of September, says Joe Arwady, one of three Division Presidents responsible for leading USAs dedicated disaster and emergency response team. No question, National Preparedness Month is a prime opportunity for us to reinforce the importance of planning and practice and put the spotlight on what we can do to make our company, our clients organizations, and our nation more resilient moving forward.

U.S. Security Associates (USA) is North Americas security solutions leader, with 160 locally-responsive offices providing premier national security services and global consulting and investigations. The company provides career paths for over 46,000 security professionals serving several thousand clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the worlds best training companies, meet the globally recognized ISO standard for quality management, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USAs rise as one of todays largest security companies is a natural byproduct of these differentiators together with a commitment to investing in employee reward and development, giving back to local communities and relentlessly striving to be the best security company delivering Solutions for a Safer WorldTM. For more information, visit

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