NEWS | Aug. 20, 2020

Disasters don’t wait: Make your plan today

By Allen Mendiola JBSA Office of Emergency Management

September is recognized as National Preparedness Month and serves as a reminder to plan and prepare for emergencies that could impact homes, workplaces, schools, and communities.

Accordingly, the Air Force’s “Be Ready,” the Army’s “Ready Army” and the Navy’s “Ready Navy” awareness campaigns were established to ensure military and civilian members have the knowledge required to enhance resilience, equip readiness and increase security by being prepared to respond and recover from any emergency situation that occurs at Joint Base San Antonio. 

Planning and preparation are essential in building resiliency and coincide with this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” This serves to remind us to take the necessary steps now to be prepared today and throughout the year.

Four weekly themes have been developed to assist in planning and preparation, with the goal of fostering a culture of preparedness across the installation and in the local communities.

September is a dedicated time to develop emergency response plans for units and homes; as well as partnering in local efforts to enhance JBSA’s overall preparedness. 

Commanders at all levels must ensure the JBSA Emergency Management Program and the National Preparedness Month initiatives listed above are a priority in September and throughout the year. Failure to get the word out may have a negative impact on the installation’s emergency preparedness and mission continuation.

Look for weekly updates across JBSA social media platforms during the month of September to assist in making sure everyone stays prepared. Contact your JBSA Office of Emergency Management for additional information at 210-671-2260.