Building a culture of preparedness in America
President Trump released his National Security Strategy on December 18, 2017. On page 14 is a section entitled: “Promote American Resilience” (see below) which broadly addresses disaster response and resilience.
We have already heard FEMA Director Brock Long discuss the need to build a true culture of preparedness in the United States and that this needs to be a whole community effort. Now the President has made building a culture of preparedness the national policy.
This is music to my ears—and hopefully yours too as either an emergency manager or a citizen concerned with America’s emergency preparedness. Now the hard work begins. It is up to us to change the culture.
We must take action today. What action will you take?