What is it?
The Army Emergency Management Program provides emergency management services when and where they are needed. The program is responsible for synchronizing all activities and operations related to preventing, protecting against, mitigating the potential effects of, responding to, and recovering from an all-hazards/all-threats environment.
This function serves as the single integrating program across the Army on installations, facilities, territories, activities and associated off-installation areas subject to Army jurisdiction.
What are the current,
past efforts of the Army?
The Army Emergency Management Program works with partners and stakeholders both internal and external to Department of Defense. Through integrated participation in preparedness activities, exercises, drills, training events and other initiatives, the Army promotes the whole community perspective. This best practice helps ensure Army personnel and their families are aware of and know how to plan for threats and hazards, including preparedness for natural disasters and pandemics.
Army emergency managers have a solid history of preparedness and response to weather events, man-made incidents, and the recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Success in these missions was achieved through a comprehensive method for planning, organizing, training, equipping, and exercising the force in preparation for the full spectrum of emergencies Soldiers and their families may face.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned?
The Army, along with the joint and interagency capacity, will continue to provide emergency management services necessary to prepare the Army community and mission capability for all hazards.
Every year in September, along with the nation, the Army will observe National Preparedness Month. Army leaders at all levels will emphasize hazards, threats, preparedness topics, and activities relevant to the local area and specific installation missions. The end state is a more resilient Army workforce that is better prepared for emergencies and disasters.
Why is this important to the Army?
The Army needs a ready force to carry out its mission. The Army Emergency Management Program empower the Army mitigates mission risk by encouraging its Soldiers, civilians, and family members to be proactive in preparing for life’s inevitable emergencies and disasters.