DEERFIELD BEACH, Florida–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AshBritt, the nation’s leading rapid-response emergency management contractor, is thrilled to announce the AshBritt Family Emergency Preparedness Campaign: a large-scale effort to help families prepare for disasters before that they do not occur.
FamilyEmergencyPreparedness.org was created in response to requests from public information officers and emergency management personnel to help support pre-season preparedness campaigns. The site provides downloadable resources that are a valuable educational tool for government agencies, schools, businesses, community organizations and citizens. All resources are free to the public.
Downloadable infographics feature fun, kid-friendly explanations of the most important ways to prepare for disaster, like collecting nutrition, self-care, personal comfort, caring for pets, and other items and essential supplies. Each area of readiness follows the easy-to-remember PLAN acronym: Plan, Locate, Assemble, Notify. PLAN helps children understand the importance of helping to prepare their home, find shelter and/or escape routes, gather essentials and know how to communicate with friends and family in the event of a disaster .
These tools convey serious subjects through the playful illustrations of Nathan Jarvis. Jarvis is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed artist whose work has entertained, inspired and educated children, adults and businesses for over 40 years. Jarvis is the owner of Smartful Kids and is the award-winning book illustrator AB-Skis and good night chairlift co-created with Olympic skier Libby Ludlow.
“We are delighted to announce this project. We’ve been in this industry long enough to know that preparedness really does help mitigate the impact of disasters,” said Brittany Perkins Castillo, CEO of AshBritt. “We are thrilled to have so many partners in this effort to spread the word and help families across the country prepare for disasters before they strike.”
About Ash Britt:
AshBritt is a national emergency management and rapid response logistics company. AshBritt has led response efforts to 60 federally declared disasters in 30 states and conducted more than 400 missions, successfully serving more than 600 clients. AshBritt is the trusted emergency management contractor for cities, counties, and states and for federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, where AshBritt holds a pre-positioning debris management contract that covers 25 US states. AshBritt has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic, building and staffing field hospitals, treatment centers and vaccination sites in 20 states. For more information, visit www.ashbritt.com.