COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2018 —
Presidential Proclamation designates September as National Preparedness Month. It’s an initiative of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The purpose of National Preparedness Month is to educate and empower citizens to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies. The theme for 2018 was “Disasters Happen, Prepare Now, Learn How.”
The Defense Supply Center Columbus completed a number of activities during National Preparedness Month. DSCC’s goal was to provide information to installation employees to make them better prepared for emergencies at home, at work and in the community.
Events included Emergency Preparedness displays in the cafeterias of the Installation’s Operations Center and Defense Finance and Accounting Service – Columbus
, as well as the Child Development Center's
Emergency planners discussed preparedness with employees and provided them with numerous pamphlets and brochures to assist them in their individual preparedness planning.
“See Something, Say Something” Day was conducted Sept. 12 to test associates awareness and reporting of suspicious activity around the Installation.
All personnel are encouraged to take time to “Prepare Now.”
Make a Family Emergency and Communication Plan
for your family. Additional information is available from the Installation Emergency Manager
at 614-692-9578 or at the FEMA website
At work, become familiar with your organization’s emergency action plan and learn what to do during different emergencies.
Sign up for the AtHoc mobile app to receive emergency alerts at work. The mobile app has advantages over other devices that receive alerts. The app does not require any personally identifiable information.
The alerts typically arrive sooner and in an easy to read format. Associates can visit the centerwide site (CAC enabled) for information on downloading the mobile app.
Be aware of your surroundings. Know where exits are wherever you are. If you “See Something, Say Something.” Don’t ignore suspicious activity. Report it to the proper authorities.