The Safe America Foundation is pleased to offer a series of webinars as part of our 'Drill Down for Safety' national program. Through this program, Americans are demonstrating their level of preparedness by practicing various activities in September, which is National Preparedness Month.
In 2009, the Safe America Foundation held its inaugural 'Drill Down for Safety' program and in partnering with governmental agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, groups, families, and other stakeholders – over 400,000 Americans at 127 sites/cities in 24 states did a preparedness activity!
The webinar series typically are one hour webinars of 40 minutes of presentation followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers. The presenters are subject matter experts from public and private sectors. We look forward to your participation.
Please check back on this website, as we continually update it with new webinars.
For more information, contact Bob Surrusco at
Safe America Podcasts
The Safe American Foundation has a variety of podcasts for you to view or download.
Safe America Foundation Retrospective
Here is a historical look at the Safe American Foundation and the programs that have impacted people across the nation and in other countries as well. The Safe America Foundation team and its partners profile some of the unique initiatives, projects, and collaborations.
Introduction to Drill Down for Safety
In 2009, Safe American Foundation began its inaugural '9/11 Drill Down for Safety' campaign. It was obvious that there was a need to reach out to new stakeholders across the nation to help them do emergency practice drills to be prepared for an emergency. The Safe America team and its partners began a grassroots efforts spreading across the nation resulting in over 400,000 people in 27 states at 127 sites/cities participating in the campaign by doing a preparedness activity in September! In response, more governmental agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, groups, families, and others have joined the campaign.
Safe America Foundation: Drill Down for Safety
This is a shorter version of 'Introduction of Drill Down for Safety' campaign that can easily be shared with others at your business, agency, group meeting, family meeting, and other events.
Pledge to Drill
Len Pagano, CEO of Safe America Foundation provides perspective on the importance for people to practice preparedness drilling, along with some tips.
How to use text messaging during an emergency
Uncle Joel's niece is worried as she watches on t.v. a large storm being reported. Using a cell phone, Caitlin texts Uncle Joe asking if he is okay, but he does not know how to text. Eventually, Caitlin shows Uncle Joel how to text.
Drill Down for Safety Volunteers
Volunteers share why it is important for people to be prepared by participating in the '9/11 Drill Down for Safety' campaign
Drill Down for Safety: Business
Erin shares why it is important for all business to practice drilling even in a small office such as this one! Here are some tips that can help you develop your practice drill.
Drill Down for Safety Public Service Announcement
Safe America shares why emergency preparedness drilling is important through knowledge, practice, readiness, and confidence.
Drill Down for Safety on WSB
WSB-TV Channel 2, AtlantaGeorgia reports on the '9/11 Drill Down for Safety' campaign being announced in WashingtonD.C.
Safe America Volunteers and Staff (l-r) Chuck Banks, Len Pagano, Scott Propp and Jeff Gordon were among those pleased at results of Safe America Task Force meeting in Chicago HQ of Motorola.
The 'key developments' include finalized plans for a multi-state 'drill season' in September, with details to be shared June 24 at USA TODAY HQ and June 30 meeting at NBC in New York. For more details, contact
Safe America CEO Len Pagano met with West Virginia First Lady Gayle Manchin and Business Council Co-Chairman Sam Cipoletti recently to plan activities for ‘Drill Down for Safety.’ Mrs. Manchin has agreed to film a TV spot for the program as well as promote ‘Drill Down’ with other ‘First Spouses’ of all 50 states. Her husband, Governor Joe Manchin, is the incoming Chairman of the National Governors Association. Mr. Cipoletti is an executive with Verizon in West Virginia.
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Safe America Foundation Thanks FEMA for Keeping America ‘Ready’
What We're Up To
Safe America ‘Drill Down’ Chairman Norman Y. Mineta (l) and Safe America CEO Len Pagano present FEMA’s Andrew Mitchell with an award, thanking FEMA for its work to keep the country prepared to respond to any disaster. The award was given at a luncheon kicking off Safe America’s ‘9/11 Drill Down for Safety’ project. Business and civic leaders representing more than 400,000 volunteers and participants heard former Secretary of Transportation Mineta say Safe America’s call to have everyday Americans rehearse what they would do in any emergency situation is a fitting call to action that those who lost their lives on 9/11/01 would fully appreciate.
Others honored during include Founding Corproate Sponsor Motorola… and its Foundation executive, Eileen Sweeney, along with the Medical Reserve Corps and the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center BCLC) which are partnering in the national program. Study our web site for more information on how you, your family, your business and your community can ‘pledge-to-drill’ – either on 9/11 or throughout the next year.