TULUM, México – Approximately 80 members of the Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (Sedena) recently participated in a specialized training session conducted by municipal Civil Protection experts. The objective of this training was to enhance the preparedness of these military personnel in responding effectively to natural disasters.
Under the guidance of Jessica Jacqueline Martínez Barrios, the head of the municipal Civil Protection department, the training took place at the Casa Ejidal de Tulum. Nearly 100 members of the military organization attended the session alongside meteorologists affiliated with the department and a few members from the National Guard assigned to similar duties.
During a brief interview, Martínez Barrios highlighted the importance of the training course, emphasizing its focus on equipping the Sedena members with the necessary knowledge to address the potential risks posed by meteorological phenomena. By participating in this program, the military personnel were able to strengthen their understanding of Civil Protection principles, enhance community self-protection capacities, heighten awareness of risks, and gain insights into novel approaches for self-management and coordination of preventive actions during potential weather-related incidents throughout the year.
This training session serves as a testament to the commitment of the Sedena in safeguarding the well-being of the population. By bolstering their preparedness and expanding their skill set, the Sedena personnel are better equipped to respond swiftly and effectively in the face of any natural disasters that may befall the region. With the collaboration of meteorologists and members of the National Guard, the training fostered an integrated approach to disaster management, ensuring a comprehensive and coordinated response to weather-related challenges.
As Tulum continues to thrive as a vibrant tourist destination, it becomes even more crucial to prioritize disaster preparedness. By investing in the training and development of Sedena elements, the local authorities demonstrate their dedication to the safety and resilience of the community. This initiative not only strengthens the capabilities of the Sedena but also promotes a culture of proactive and efficient disaster response among all relevant agencies.