Get Ready Day is a holiday sponsored by the American Public Health Association dedicated to helping make sure people are prepared for disasters and emergencies. This includes preparing for natural disasters, pandemic illnesses, and other emergency situations. To celebrate this holiday make sure you have an emergency kit set up for each member of your household (including pets). It’s important to set-up an emergency plan that your whole family knows so they know what to do in the event of a disaster. If you already have a plan set up in your home, you can celebrate this holiday by making sure there is a plan at your work or school. Organize an event to help inform your coworkers or classmates about disaster preparedness. Get Ready Day is celebrated on the third Thursday of September.