NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Established in 1996, the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to plan and prepare for emergencies; educate the public about preparedness; coordinate emergency response and recovery; collect and disseminate critical emergency information; and seek funding opportunities to support the overall preparedness of the City of New York.
Ready New York is the City's educational campaign to encourage New York City residents to prepare for all types of emergencies. Ready New York takes an all-hazards approach to preparing, based on three guiding principles: knowing the hazards in New York City, making a household disaster plan, and stocking emergency supplies. Ready New York's resources now include eight multilingual publications, numerous public service announcements, multimedia advertising campaigns, extensive web content, a speakers' bureau, a reprinting program, corporate partnerships, and continuous community outreach.
Read an invitation letter from OEM Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno