As I prepared to write this article on the role of pharmacists in emergency preparedness, I pondered, “What do pharmacists think about emergencies or disasters? If they were asked to define either one, what would they say? Do a set number of people need to be affected for a problem or issue to turn into a disaster or emergency? Would nationwide media coverage have to occur for an event to qualify as a disaster or emergency? Could all situations potentially impact pharmacy?” Seven years after the events of September 11, 2001, we need to keep these questions alive and advocate for expanded involvement by our profession.