Robins celebrates National Preparedness Month Published Sept. 1, 2016 By Senior Airman Carlos Tovar Installation Office of Emergency Management ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- It’s that time of year again for National Preparedness Month. Last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. September is recognized as National Preparedness Month which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work and also where we visit. The installation’s “Be Ready” awareness campaign is paramount in arming our community with basic hazard awareness, preparedness, response, and recovery measures; having a significant impact on building a resilient community, mitigating losses, and restoring our mission capability. Research shows a positive correlation between increased knowledge in hazards and basic preparedness and a decreased incidence of destruction and deaths when an incident occurs. The Installation Office of Emergency Management is hosting “Be Ready” events across the base to provide knowledge on how to protect yourself and your family in the event of any disaster. At each event, people will be able to receive free Air Force emergency preparedness guides, bags, planning pamphlets, and a premade fill-in-the-blank Family Emergency Plan. There will be a raffle for free NOAA Weather radios throughout the month as well. We can’t wait to see you there. #BeReady #NatlPrep.