06 Sep '12, 1pm

'Be Ready' during National Preparedness Month, year round:

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- With September designated as National Preparedness Month, Air Force Emergency Management experts are emphasizing the tools available to help Airmen and their families "Be Ready." National Preparedness Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness on the importance of disaster preparedness. The event was instituted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security a year after the devastating events of 9/ll. With a theme of "Pledge to Prepare: Awareness to Action," the goal of this year's commemoration is to encourage all Americans to take specific steps to be prepared for all kinds of disasters and emergencies. The message of personal readiness is one that Airmen should heed year round, according to Air Force emergency managers. "National Preparedness Month is a FEMA-sponsored event," said Mike Connor...

Full article: http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123316523

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