By Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia, Air Force Public Affairs Agency, Operating Location - Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AFNS) --
When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, would you be prepared?
Air Force officials are highlighting a mobile application to help Airmen
prepare and plan for emergencies as part of September’s National
The Air Force Civil Engineer Center produced a Be Ready app to help
Airmen prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including
natural or man-made disasters.
“Over the past several years, we’ve seen natural disasters, ranging
from hurricanes, earthquakes, other severe storms to tornadoes and
flooding that disrupt or even destroy homes and entire communities,”
said David Epstein, the Air Force emergency management policy chief.
“These events usually happen without warning, changing lives in an
instant. No matter what time of year it is, being safe and ready is
always the right approach and responsible choice.”
The Be Ready mobile app is free and available for Apple iPhone and iPad
devices and Android devices. For more information and resources, Airmen
are encouraged to contact their installation's emergency management
office or visit http://www.BeReady.af.mil.
The Be Ready app is an interactive, on-the-go emergency preparation
resource, said Sam Hazzard, the Air Force Emergency Management education
and training program manager. The app supports the Air Force “Be Ready”
Awareness Campaign and complements the Air Force Emergency Preparedness
“Everyone should have an emergency supply kit,” Hazzard said.
The app puts key resources and a recommended emergency supply checklist
at users’ fingertips. The list can be customized depending on threat,
geographic area or situation. Users can check items off the list as
they are added to the emergency kit, and add important data such as
phone numbers, insurance policy information and much more.