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Resiliency Digest
April 2019
News & tips for being ready
before, during, and after emergencies.
Grow Your Resilience During April!
April is planting time, so as you plan your garden this spring, why not take a little time to cultivate resilience throughout your environment as well?
Tend to Wildfire Risks
Nearly 45 million homes abut or intermingle with wildlands in the U.S., and more than 72,000 U.S. communities are now at risk for wildfires. But there are things you can do to protect your property before wildfires occur. Here are just seven ways to reduce your risk. Visit the National Fire Protection Association's website for more!
Cultivate the Ability to Act Quickly
Wildfires spread remarkably quickly, so having your "GO Bag" packed and ready to grab is critical. What should be in your bag? Visit FEMA's How to Prepare for a Wildfire for tips on protecting your important documents and being ready for a wildfire.
Plant Little Bits of Good
National Volunteer Week is April 7-13, 2019, and is a great time to plant a few seeds of good in the community. Visit the Points of Light website for opportunities and celebrations you can join in on!
Community Resiliency Achievements & Announcements
The next CERT course kicks off on April 11 and we still have a few spaces left! In addition to training for helping in the community during emergencies, our volunteers participate in a number of educational and mock training events each year. If you know someone interested in this FREE seven-week course, they can register online or contact Rebecca Joyce, S-A-W CERT Coordinator, Phone: 540-885-5174 ext.112
For additional resources to help protect yourself, loved ones, and property, visit the National Weather Service, , U.S. Fire Administration , and the National Safety Council.  
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