September is National Preparedness Month: Week 5

Drug Education for Youth participants watch 312th Training Squadron students put out a fire at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 6, 2015. The coordinators lined up several events for the children to go to, including trips to the Abilene Zoo and many more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released)

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, join the nation in moving from awareness to action as communities prepare for hazards that impact their areas the most.

Many activities happen around the country in which volunteers participate in. Find them using the advanced search or in the activities list on the America’s PrepareAthon! website. You can also plan your own activity using ideas from the 10 Ways to Participate infographic.

As you complete an activity, be sure to add it to the website, so it’s counted as one of the millions of preparedness actions people are taking in support of the campaign. Members can also gain recognition on the website as a supporter when they add their activity.

The theme for National Preparedness Month is “Don’t Wait, Communicate.” Create your plan by completing the new Family Emergency Communication Plan. Handy wallet cards are also available so your family has important contact information at all times.

For more information, please contact the Readiness & Emergency Management Flight at 654-3245 or at 17cesreadiness@us.af.mil with any disaster related questions.