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Emergency Preparedness Materials Available Online


Story Number: NNS070426-06
Release Date: 4/26/2007 1:05:00 PM

From Commander, Navy Installations Command Emergency Management Office

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Individuals and families can now go online to get simple, ready-to-use fact sheets, checklists, and forms on how to prepare for a variety of natural and man-made disasters -- part of Operation Prepare.

Operation Prepare is a public awareness program initiated by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) for community members of Navy ashore installations.

"Staying informed, developing a plan, and making an emergency kit is the theme of this initiative so that every member of the Navy community can learn to prepare and respond in the event of an emergency," said CNIC Emergency Management Program Director Owen McIntyre.

While Sailors, their families and base personnel may still contact their local emergency manager or ombudsman, they can now go online to http://www.cnic.navy.mil and click on the "Operation Prepare" link to get vital emergency preparedness information.

Nearly 40 separate fact sheets are available on a variety of hazards and emergency preparedness tips. The information has been derived from several reputable sources such as the Department of Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control and has been tailored especially for the Navy community. Topic areas cover disease outbreak, natural and man-made hazards, and terrorism.

McIntyre said that preparedness is the individual's responsibility and accessing CNIC's Web site is a great way for personnel to be ready for any situation.

Region-specific emergency preparedness information on potential threats likely to occur at an installation or in a region, along with resources for response activities such as evacuation routes, safe haven and shelter locations, can also be found on CNIC's Web site.

For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.news.navy.mil/local/cnic/.

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