The American Public Health Association is launching a campaign to help Americans remember to check and restock their emergency preparedness kits. The “Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks” campaign is aimed at getting households to gather and refresh their emergency supplies before a potential disaster occurs on every daylight savings time adjustment. The next daylights savings change occurs on March 9th, when we will spring forward one hour.
“Since we already use daylight saving as an opportunity to ensure that our families are prepared for an emergency, it’s a great time for us also to make sure that we have a fully stocked emergency kit and that none of the perishable items have expired,” said Georges C. Benjamin, APHA’s executive director. “When we spring forward this year, we want every American to make sure their family has a preparedness kit to fall back on in the event of an emergency.”
The AHPA has put together downloadable materials on how to be prepared for public health emergencies, what to include in a preparation kit and how to educate your children on these items.