National Preparedness Month Emphasizes Replacing Fearfulness with Readiness

National Preparedness Month Emphasizes Replacing Fearfulness with Readiness

“Prepared. Not Scared” is 2019 Theme


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is asking all Tennesseans to make disaster resilience a priority today with his proclamation recognizing September as National Preparedness Month.

Active Shooter Awareness and Prevention- New Session

New Session! 

September 21, 2019


Active shooter incidents are unpredictable and evolve quickly. In the midst of the chaos, citizens can play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter incident. Shelby County Emergency Management and Homeland Security aims to enhance preparedness through a "whole community" approach by providing tools, and resources to help citizens prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.

Registration is required. 

CERT Classes for September 2019- ***New dates available***

Learn how to prepare for the unexpected by taking the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. CERT students learn life-saving skills; gain a new confidence that they will know what do before, during and after a disaster. And be able to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until the professional rescuers arrive on the scene.

CERT training is presented through lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises to teach students what to do before, during, and after a disaster.

Modules include: