Washington, DC – This September marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. As part of FEMA’s “This September: A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare” the government consulting firm, Man-Machine Systems Assessment, (MSA) Inc. is demonstrating its commitment to increasing preparedness through outreach, an information campaign, and staffing a preparedness booth for local Washington, DC businesses during the month of September. You can find a listing of our events, here.
MSA’s president and CEO, Lilly Harris, is an avid spokesperson for personal, family, and business emergency preparedness. “While MSA is very accustomed to providing emergency management support to our Federal government clients,” Ms. Harris explains, “it’s important that families and businesses take a moment to reflect on the tragedy of 9/11 and pledge to be better prepared in the future.”
National Preparedness Month, now in its eighth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps that encourages households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Throughout the month of September, MSA will utilize Twitter and other social media to spread a message of preparedness. “Building a culture of preparedness is essential. MSA has been an early adopter of new technology, so it’s only natural that we would assist the Ready Campaign by engaging the social media community during National Preparedness Month,” said Ms. Harris.
As part of National Preparedness Month, citizens are encouraged to visit www.Ready.gov to learn more about planning for disaster. As the site explains, disaster preparedness can start with three simple steps:
Assemble an emergency supply kit
Make a plan for what to do in an emergency
Be informed about emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify sources of information in your community that will be helpful before, during and after an emergency.
“In the past two weeks, the eastern coast of the United States has experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, Hurricane Irene, and significant flooding,” said Todd Jasper, an associate director with MSA’s Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division. “There’s no better time to begin preparing for emergencies. Proper planning can save lives and, in some cases, even mitigate damages.”
This is the second year MSA has participated in NPM.
For more information about the Ready Campaign and National Preparedness Month, visit Ready.gov or call 11-800-BE-READY, 1-888-SE-LISTO, and TTY 1-800-462-7585.
Man-Machine Systems Assessment
Man-Machine Systems Assessment, Inc. (MSA) is a Minority, Women-Owned, government Services firm providing professional, technical and analytical solutions to Federal, State, Local, and Commercial clients. With over 20 years of experience, they are committed to providing clients with the absolute best solutions to their biggest challenges. They offer subject matter experts, strong program management methodologies, and multiple locations throughout the United States to best serve clients needs. For more information please visit, www.msaincorp.com.