Emergencies happen, often with little or no notice. By taking action beforehand, you can be prepared for any emergency. Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.
Emergency Response at Work:
In the event of an emergency, the Navy expects all personnel, families, contractors, and others affiliated with a Navy installation to be prepared to take the appropriate action: evacuate, move to a civilian shelter, move to a designated safe haven, or temporarily shelter in place. You also should be able to recognize the mass warning and notification systems.
See the links below for information for the following scenarios:
- Evacuations from a Navy Installation
- Safe Havens for Navy Personnel
- Civilian Shelters for Navy Personnel
- Sheltering-in-Place at a Navy Installation
- OCONUS Emergency Actions
- Mass Warning and Notifications at Navy Installations
Know the Exits!
Remember, your most direct path out of your building could be blocked in the event of an emergency. Know where all of the exits are for your building. Below are the floorplans for NPS Spaces.
Note, the information is FOUO and an active NPS User account is required to access them.
Know Your Workplace Hazards
Employees need to be aware of where any hazardous materials are being stored in their work space and avoid these areas in the event of a natural disaster or fire. A full listing of the hazards for all NPS Spaces can be found on our "Know Your Workplace Hazards" page.
The purpose of evacuation is too safely and quickly lead occupants off the installation to a safe assembly point located a safe distance away from the installation. When necessary, NSAM Force Protection will control traffic and crowds during an evacuation. Buildings within NPS control will evacuate their buildings in accordance with their building evacuation plans. When NPS is order to evacuate all personnel will follow the instruction of the NSAM first responders. The following illustration is how NSAM is laid out in zones. It is anticipated that NSAM will evacuate the installation by zones.
Navy-Wide Personnel Accounting
If NSAM or any of Navy community is evacuated or in a declared disaster area, the Navy will use an order to account through the Navy Family Assessment and Accounting System (NFAAS). NFAAS allows commands to account for all Active Duty, Reservist, DOD/NAF employees and Navy families. NFAAS will also be used to assist personnel if they need help.
The Navy calls an area affected by a disaster a geographic area of interest (GAOI). After a disaster, all Navy personnel and their families residing, deployed to or working within a GAOI are required to check in at the first available opportunity. There are three options available to check in.
- Members and employees can check in directly with their commands and provide their family's status and whereabouts. This is the primary way to account. Commands will upload the information into NFAAS.
- If they are unable to reach their command, Sailors, family members and civilians can muster on NFAAS at https://navyfamily.navy.mil.
- If unsuccessful, the third option is to account by phone through the Navy Emergency Coordination Center at 1-877-414-5358 or 1-866-827-5672 (TDD 1-866-297-1971).
After mustering, it is equally important that member complete a needs assessment in NFAAS if they are impacted by the event.
If a member or Navy family needs help following a declared disaster, the Navy has resources that can support them during the emergency. NFAAS has a user-friendly assessment tool to coordinate and prioritize disaster-related needs. The system allows families to assess their needs in 19 categories including, medical, missing family locator, transportation, housing and personal property, financial, employment, child care, education, legal services, counseling and mortuary and funeral assistance.
Once disaster-related needs are identified, a case manager from a Fleet and Family Support Center is assigned. The case manager will contact the Navy family member to assist them with support that ranges from the urgent to the informational.
Access to the assessment information is restricted. Details of the assessment will not be provided to anyone outside the case management team without the provider's approval.
Before a Disaster
Providing contact information is critical in providing support to Department of the Navy personnel and their dependents during the recovery period following a disaster. NFAAS is the system utilized by the Navy to account for personnel and their families during widespread natural or man- made disasters. Accurate contact information of personnel and family members is required to facilitate a quick and accurate muster of personnel in affected areas.
All Personnel are required to log on to NFAAS and update their recall information quarterly.
Family Response Plans:
Every individual or family should have a preparedness plan, complete with a list of contacts during an emergency. Making an emergency preparedness plan empowers you. It save lives, property, and time, and reduces stress. Are you and your family ready for an emergency?
Click the links below to open a form you can fill out to make a Family Emergency Plan and Contact Cards.
For more helpful information on Emergency Preparedness, see www.ready.navy.mil