National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.

The Office of Resiliency, in collaboration with the Human Resources Professional Development Center, Environmental Health and Safety, and CWRU Police Department, are providing resources for all CWRU community members to better prepare for a wide range of emergencies. Resources and materials will be provided to the community around the Rave Guardian app, Stop the Bleed kits, and general planning and preparedness methods related to topics such as natural disasters and campus safety.

Members of the community are encouraged to participate in the various learning modules as there will be an opportunity to enter for a chance to win several prizes that will be given out at the end of September. Students, faculty and staff who take the quiz modules will have the chance to win prizes.

Weekly Modules

Week 1: Make a Plan

Disaster Basics

Make a Plan


Disaster Basics Quiz

Make a Plan Quiz

Week 2: Build A Kit

Red Cross Demonstrates How to Build A Disaster Kit
Winter Car Preparedness Kit


Build A Kit Quiz

Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Kit Quiz

Week 3: Prepare for Disasters

FEMA Fire Safety: Have Two Ways Out

RAVE Guardian App Resources

Week 4: Teach Youth About Preparedness

RAVE Guardian Features You Need To Know

University Health and Counseling helps with Coping during Covid-19 Pandemic

Resiliency During COVID-19 powerpoint


RAVE Quiz 1

RAVE Quiz 2

Resiliency During Covid-19 Quiz

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