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Are You Ready? AFCS Encourages You to Make a Plan and Be Prepared

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.

Take these three simple steps to prepare:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be Prepared – Anticipate emergencies most likely to affect you and your family. Think through the basics of preparing yourself and your family for all hazards.

For an emergency plan template, emergency kit checklist, and much more information, check out the Department of Defense Emergency Preparedness Guidance Handbook.

AFCS believes in providing a strong community of support for our employees and their families. Your well-being ensures the continued strength of our Air Force.

(This article originally appeared on the AF Be Ready website –


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