October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, helping individuals protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Cybersecurity Alliance lead a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally. 

There are four easy ways to protect yourself online:

1.Enable multi-factor authentication

2. Use strong passwords

3. Recognize and report phishing

4. Update your software


Learn more about being cyber aware throughout the month of October on LEMA's social media accounts. 


Fall is here!

As we enjoy the season, we also need to take a moment to think about how we can all be more fire safe at home and during outdoor activities.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms are vital to ensuring your family’s safety. Test these devices frequently (at least once a month) and replace any batteries when needed.


National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2022

The NFPA is celebrating100 years of fire prevention. This year's campaign “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape™”, works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe from home fires.


Learn more about NFPA's campaign and fire safety visit their website at https://www.nfpa.org/ 

Ready.gov is also promoting:

Global Hand Washing Day, October 15. 

Global Handwashing Day highlights the importance of handwashing with soap and water at home, in the community, and around the world.

One of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest — handwashing with soap and water. Keeping hands clean can prevent 1 in 3 diarrheal illnesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.


Great Shake Out Earthquake Drills

Click on the image below to learn about Earthquake preparedness.



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