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NEWS | Sept. 1, 2022

National Preparedness Month: ‘Protect your legacy’

By Dave Little 902nd Civil Engineer Squadron Office of Emergency Management

Each September, National Preparedness Month is observed to emphasize the importance of planning and preparing for emergencies that can impact our homes, families, and communities. It serves as a reminder to plan and prepare for emergencies that could impact our homes, workplace, schools and communities.

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 they require to enhance resilience, equip their readiness and increase security by being prepared to respond and recover from any emergency situation that occurs at Joint Base San Antonio.

They also serve as a means to strengthen their readiness and to increase our security by being prepared to respond to and recover from any emergency that occurs in Joint Base San Antonio.

Planning and preparation are essential in building resiliency and coincide with this year's theme, "A Lasting Legacy.” The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Preparing for disasters creates a lasting legacy for you and your family.

The end goal is to foster a culture of preparedness across the installation and in our communities. It is a dedicated time to develop emergency response plans in our units and at home, and to join in local efforts to become a partner in our overall preparedness.

Commanders at all levels need to ensure the Joint Base San Antonio Emergency Management Program, and the planning associated with it, is a priority in September and maintained all year around. 

Failure to get the word out and get the planning in place could contribute to a potential negative impact on the installation’s emergency preparedness and mission continuation.

Contact the JBSA Office of Emergency Management for additional information at 210-652-3567 or 210-671-2260.