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“What Should We Tell The Public?”/National Preparedness Month Series — Mary Fetchet

September 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In recognition of National Preparedness Month and in honor of the anniversaries of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, this blog will be presenting a special series of “What Should We Tell The Public?” videos during September. Beginning today, Thursday, September 11th, and continuing everyday the rest of the month, the blog will feature a short video with an important preparedness tip, idea or message.

I will begin the special series today, September 11th, with Mary Fetchet, Founding Director of Voices of September 11th. Mary and her husband Frank lost their 24-year-old son, Brad, in the World Trade Center attacks seven years ago today. Soon after, she founded Voices of September 11th as a clearinghouse for information and support for those affected by the 9/11 attacks. The group now serves more than 7,000 members with information, outreach and programs on the many aspects of post-9/11 life, with a particular focus on helping 9/11 families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers and others affected by the attacks. Voices has created the 9/11 Living Memorial, an amazing digital archive which commemorates the lives that were lost and documents firsthand accounts of rescue workers and survivors at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Mary and Frank have made emergency preparedness a central part of the Voices of September 11th mission. And in this video, shot at the Voices offices in New Canaan, Connecticut, she makes the important point that preparation and information could have saved lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Mary says we must learn from history and all of us should make sure our homes, schools, workplaces and communities are prepared for emergencies. 



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