by Jason J. Brown - Wednesday, September 28, 2016
September is National Preparedness Month, highlighting the importance of developing and implementing safety plans and strategies in the event of emergencies that pose dangers to your home and family. Building an emergency preparedness kit is an important step in ensuring you and your family have access to critical resources and supplies that may be scarce or unavailable in the event of a major weather or event of other catastrophe.
However, threats to your home exist well outside severe weather, and include incidents such as criminal activity like break-ins and burglaries.
NRA’s Refuse To Be A Victim program teaches tips and techniques to help alert individuals of dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. In preparing your home and family to survive in the event of natural disasters, it’s also a great opportunity to outfit your home and build plans to protect against other dangers. These tips provided by the Refuse To Be A Victim program can help bolster your efforts against these possible threats:
Inspect and upgrade locks
Check the lighting around your home
Develop a home safety strategy
Set up a safe room
These tips and more are available through NRA Refuse To Be A Victim seminars, which are held throughout the country. Join the more than 100,000 people who have developed safety strategies. Visit https://rtbav.nra.org for more information or to find a seminar near you!