2020 National Preparedness Month theme: ‘Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.’

On Sept. 22, Mayor Betsy Price and the City Council presented Assistant Fire Chief Homer Robertson with a National Preparedness Month proclamation.

During the ceremony, Price proclaimed Sept. 1-30 as National Preparedness Month. The proclamation was part of the Office of Emergency Management’s public education campaign designed to prepare Fort Worth residents for all types of hazards.

Fort Worth Fire Chief James Davis and Office of Emergency Management staff members were recognized for outstanding work and long hours dedicated to the response to the current pandemic and many other incidents.

Maribel Martinez, emergency management coordinator, expressed her appreciation to the City Council, city departments and partner agencies for all of the support given to the Office of Emergency Management during these challenging times.

Part of the campaign efforts included distributing emergency preparedness literature and goody bags through Fort Worth libraries, informational messages on social media, KnoWhat2Do videos through the city cable channel, informative articles in City News and a self-serve educational table at City Hall.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As the nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved. The 2020 theme is “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.”

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