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Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger.

Get involved and share preparedness information in your community, faith-based organization, business & more.

Resources to Protect Your House of Worship             Make your Campus Ready                Business Preparedness Planning

Download the FEMA Mobile App to help keep you prepared.

You can also download the app via text messaging:
If you have an Apple device: text APPLE to 43362
If you have an Android device: Text ANDROID to 43362

Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate and FEMA places tremendous value on communities that embrace a local “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” approach. Neighbors Helping Neighbors empowers community leaders to involve and educate individuals from their community about simple steps one can take to become more prepared.

Get Involved!

There are many ways to Get Involved especially before a disaster occurs, the content found on this page will guide you find ways to take action in your community. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individual taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies, empowering individuals to lend support.

Arlington County Fire Department staff explain how important it is for citizens to act in the time before professional emergency responders can arrive.

Household Hazardous Waste Event – October 2017

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Household Hazardous Waste Events
October 14, 2017, 8:30-2:00

2017 Household Hazardous Waste Event Flyer

Northampton Community College, Main Campus, Bethlehem Township, PA
Use Green Pond Rd entrance only

Northampton County residents ONLY

Bring Photo ID or recent utility bill to verify residency

No cost, except for tires.

No TVs or other electronics accepted

Adhesives, Aerosols, Antifreeze, Automotive fluids & cleaners,

Batteries (all types), Compressed gas, Fluorescent light bulbs, Flammables/combustibles, Fire extinguishers,

Herbicides/pesticides, Household cleaners, Mercury-containing products, Motor oil/filters,

Oil-based paint & stain, Old gasoline/oil mixtures,

Pool chemicals, Propane cylinders, Thermometers, Thermostats

Non-hazardous materials will not be accepted
No latex paint or stains
No smoke detectors/radioactives
No medical wastes

Accepted Scrap Metals

Recycling of residential scrap, that is primarily metal, including lawn furniture, yard equipment (oil, gas & batteries removed),

major metal appliances (washer, dryers, stoves), air conditioners and dehumidifiers (refrigerant does not require removal, it will be recycled), etc.

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Automobile, & light duty truck $2.50 each
Tractor trailer $5.50 each

No rims/wheels accepted (see scrap metal, above)
No farm, bicycle, mini-bike, motorcycle, golf-cart,
backhoe, etc. tires will be accepted.


Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.


National Preparedness Month

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.

The Day Before

Make a plan today.
Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area.  Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.