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Time to prepare: 45th Space Wing promotes National Preparedness Month with booth

Second Lt. Moshood Adeniji, 1st Range Operations Squadron, left, plays Cornhole in front of the fitness center Sept. 18, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, as Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, assists him. September is National Preparedness Month, and team Patrick-Cape promoted the emergency planning month with a booth outside of the fitness center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Second Lt. Moshood Adeniji, 1st Range Operations Squadron, left, plays Cornhole in front of the fitness center Sept. 18, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, as Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, assists him. September is National Preparedness Month, and team Patrick-Cape promoted the emergency planning month with a booth outside of the fitness center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Second Lt. Moshood Adeniji, 1st Range Operations Squadron, left, accepts a stress ball from Tech. Sgt. Noah McKenzie, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, Sept. 18, 2015, outside of the fitness center at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. September is National Preparedness Month, and team Patrick-Cape promoted the emergency planning month with a booth outside of the fitness center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Second Lt. Moshood Adeniji, 1st Range Operations Squadron, left, accepts a stress ball from Tech. Sgt. Noah McKenzie, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, Sept. 18, 2015, outside of the fitness center at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. September is National Preparedness Month, and team Patrick-Cape promoted the emergency planning month with a booth outside of the fitness center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, right, explains National Preparedness Month to members of team Patrick-Cape in front of the fitness center Sept. 18, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. “The booth is fun a way for the Emergency Management flight to get disaster and emergency awareness out to the base populace,” Burnley said.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, right, explains National Preparedness Month to members of team Patrick-Cape in front of the fitness center Sept. 18, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. “The booth is fun a way for the Emergency Management flight to get disaster and emergency awareness out to the base populace,” Burnley said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Team Patrick-Cape promoted National Preparedness Month with a booth outside of the fitness center Sept. 18, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.

"The booth is fun a way for the Emergency Management flight to get disaster and emergency awareness out to the base populace," said Tech. Sgt. Aaron Burnley, and 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager. 

This year's theme for emergency planning is "Don't wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today." Emergency planning includes development of evacuation plans and family communication plans in the event of separation.
During the month, each week will be focused on planning for a specific hazard: flooding in week one, wildfires in week two, hurricanes in week three and power outages in week four. The month culminates in National PrepareAthon Day Sept. 30.