Cobb County Government

September is National Preparedness Month - See what you can do to prepare



The Cobb Emergency Management Agency provides countywide emergency management program leadership, continuity, and direction to enable Cobb County and its partners to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the impact of natural, manmade, or technological disasters upon its people or property.





September is National Preparedness Month

Being ready for the worst takes some forethought.

Officials are encouraging the public to take time in September for National Preparedness Month and plan for all the possible hazards that could arise at work, home or elsewhere.

“Being prepared for emergencies can literally mean the difference between life and death for many people,” Cobb Emergency Management Agency Director Cassie Mazloom said. “If nothing else, planning ahead can help reduce the problems that arise with a crisis and can make the event more bearable.”

Hazards and Information Mapping

Cobb EMA

Make Your Own Ready Kit

Build a kit!

Make your own Ready Kit with the items listed below. Most are easy to inexpensive and any one of them could save your life.

Moving in the Summer Heat

Be prepared for the summer heat!

It's important to familiarize with the hazards that extreme heat can bring before hotter temperatures set it. Take precaution now and begin to prepare!

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.