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CHICAGO – Join FEMA, Safety Town and the American Red Cross of Illinois on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. – noon at the Naperville Safety Town campus to get hands-on safety skills training, take part in fun preparedness games and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones when faced with unexpected emergencies.

WHAT: Safety Town Preparedness Open House

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Safety Town campus, 1320 Aurora Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540

WHY: September is National Preparedness Month, an opportunity to remind Chicagoland residents and all Americans about the importance of knowing what to do before disaster strikes, and taking the steps to protect themselves, their loved ones and their legacy – so it may be passed down to future generations.

All individuals are invited to attend this free event. Visitors will receive disaster readiness information and tips from FEMA, experience the fun of Safety Town while learning important steps to stay safe around your neighborhood, and even have the chance to take part in hands-only CPR training through the American Red Cross. To learn more about Safety Town, visit Safety Town – Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident (napersafetytown.com). Find disaster readiness information at www.ready.gov or redcross.org/prepare. Learn more about FEMA’s National Preparedness Month at www.ready.gov/september.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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