In March 2012, the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee (MEMC) introduced a series of seven citizen preparedness videos.
The videos were produced by the Metropolitan Emergency Managers Committee, a regional forum for emergency managers and response agencies from cities and counties around the Kansas City region. MEMC members made a conscious decision to use humor to share important information in a fun, non-threatening way. They want people to understand the risks, but don't want to scare anyone. They hope that everyone, even children can not only enjoy these videos, but also learn some key lessons from them.
Studies have shown that humor often helps people remember what they've learned, and may also make them more likely to take action. We all know that we need to be prepared, but have you taken steps to protect your family? Do you have a plan and a supply kit? If not, now is the time to get started, especially with the increased risk of severe weather in the spring.
Each video focuses on a particular aspect of emergency preparedness and refers viewers to the MEMC's preparedness website, www.PrepareMetroKC.org
, for more details.
The videos were produced in cooperation with the Kansas City Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee and funded by an Urban Area Security Initiative grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.