MCAS BEAUFORT --
Marines and their spouses learned how to prepare for the worst during an Emergency Preparedness Brief held at the Marine Corps Family Team Building office, April 11.
The Emergency Preparedness Brief gets people thinking about different disaster situations, how they could be affected by the disaster, and what steps they can take to ensure their families stay safe and are prepared before the incident occurs.
“With hurricane season right around the corner, getting people thinking about all of these possibilities is especially important,” said Becky Salazar, the LifeSkills Program trainer for MCFTB.
There were varying experts on the subject from within the local area as well as two experts from Penn. State, all with different experiences and information to provide.
The workshop offered an opportunity to educate participants on the dangers and precautions that should be taken during hurricane season, including what to have in a hurricane preparedness kit and what should be considered while they are preparing. Participants also learned about local and national resources available to them if a disaster was to occur.
The faces of the guests held expressions of amazement and disbelief as past disasters and their effects were described. Many who thought they were well prepared soon realized how wrong they were.
Everyone walked away with a better idea as to what they should have if a natural or man-made disaster were to occur. This also answered and informed the concerns of the audience as we approach hurricane season.
“This brief was important because we are all a part of the Marine Corps community. We are all one big family, and we want to keep this family safe,” said Salazar.