September is National Preparedness Month

DSCC Installation Emergency Manager

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By Presidential Proclamation, September is designated as National Preparedness Month. The overarching theme for 2018 is “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” 

Below are some of the activities scheduled at the Defense Supply Center Columbus. The goal of these activities are to involve the workforce and ultimately increase their level of awareness of basic preparedness and security concerns with their family, at work and in their communities.

All personnel are encouraged to take time to learn lifesaving skills such as CPR and first aid and check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as floods, earthquakes and tornados. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

The devastating hurricanes and wildfires of 2017 reminded the nation of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community.

  • Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.: See Something/Say Something Day! During the day, suspicious vehicles and/or persons will be pre-positioned around the installation. Associates should report these via the DLA iWatch system
  • Sept. 13: Emergency Information Display/Distribution. During Resiliency Day, a display will be outside of the Building 20 cafeteria to distribute emergency management publications with important information for associates on numerous emergency preparedness topics. The Installation Emergency Manager and staff will be available to answer questions.
  • Sept. 20: Emergency Information Display/Distribution. A display will be outside of the Building 21 cafeteria to distribute emergency management publications with important information for associates on numerous emergency preparedness topics. The Installation Emergency Manger and staff will be available to answer questions. 
  • Sept 26: Parent Preparedness Information. DSCC Police will distribute information to parents at the Child Development Center. A table with a poster will be setup at the inside entrance of the CDC. Police will staff the table and distribute a variety of information pamphlets from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on home preparedness.

For more information on National Preparedness Month at DSCC contact the Installation Emergency Manager Jayce Ashwill.