The South Bronx Emergency Network -District 3, Inc., more commonly known as SBEN, was formed to; create, develop, maintain, update and implement an emergency and disaster plan for Bronx Community Board 3 (CB 3) and beyond. SBEN was formed in June of 2019, received its Not-for-Profit status in August of 2020 and its 501c3 tax exempt status in March of 2022.
Studies have shown that building relationships in a community is the most powerful thing that can be done to prepare for a major emergency or Disaster. From its inception the SBEN has set out to engage stakeholders in Bronx CB 3 and other communities who are interested in the development, interaction, and integration of such a plan with their own neighborhood and community.
As this is a living plan, SBEN is continuing to develop its Community Emergency & Disaster Plan through: referencing existing plans, trainings, exercises, governmental agencies, educational Institutions, the business community, local neighborhoods, and by drawing from real emergency and disaster experiences that the organization has and will encounter.