Are You Ready?

WHY SHOULD I PREPARE?

Everyone should have a plan.
 

Disasters come in many forms; explosions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and others. Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany these disasters. Individuals, families, and communities should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare makes any crisis more manageable. 

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START PREPARING TODAY

Take these three simple steps to prepare --

Get a Kit - 
Assemble a collection of first aid supplies, food, water, medicines, and important papers that can sustain you and your family until the emergency passes.

Make a Plan - You and your family members may not be together when an emergency strikes. Planning ahead will improve your chances of keeping in touch, staying safe, and quickly reuniting.

Be Prepared - Anticipate emergencies most likely to affect you and your family. This guide will help you think through the basics of preparing yourself and your family for all hazards.

Monthly Outlook

This month, in concert with the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we will be participating in the It’s Not Luck Campaign! As we know, you should never rely on luck in an emergency. The ‘It’s Not Luck’ campaign is all about getting ahead of emergencies and not leaving your safety up to chance. Learning emergency preparedness basics goes hand in hand with this, teaching your household to rely on skills instead of luck.

National Tsunami Awareness Week also falls within this month, so we’ll be providing information on how to prepare and respond to these uncommon but incredibly life-threatening events. Additionally, messaging about flooding will continue, as the risk of it rises as temperatures warm. Likewise, in areas of heavy flooding, the probability of mudslides and landslides increases as well.

For detailed information on seasonal safety, we recommend checking out these pages:

Emergency BasicsAir Force Emergency Preparedness Guide

Floods - Air Force Be Ready > Disasters/Emergencies > Natural Disasters > Floods (af.mil)

Tsunamis - Air Force Be Ready > Disasters/Emergencies > Natural Disasters > Tsunamis (af.mil)

 

 

Handouts

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Kids Activity Sheets

Link to Print Sheets - Kid and Preteen

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Contact Information

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Date Last Reviewed

This page was last reviewed on:
2 February 2024.