September is National Preparedness Month and the City of Norman's Emergency Management Division and local preparedness partners will be at Sooner Mall to promote Community Preparedness September 20. From 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., the citizens of Norman and the surrounding communities have the opportunity to visit with local, state and federal agencies that promote preparedness and receive information on how to be ready for disasters and what to do after one occurs. The effort features displays of items informing the public on preparedness issues and will have volunteers on hand to answer questions.
Additionally volunteers are prepared to assist residents with programming weather radios and those interested in volunteering with Normanís Emergency Management will have the opportunity to apply for our volunteer program. A Fire Inspector from the Office of Normanís Fire Marshall will be available to discuss fire safety issues and citizens will be able to have hands on fire extinguisher training. Representatives from the National Weather Service and the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security will be participating in the event to provide information and answer questions.