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CHIPS Articles: Be Informed: Ready Navy is Your Link to Emergency Preparedness Resources

Be Informed: Ready Navy is Your Link to Emergency Preparedness Resources
By Commander, Navy Installations Command N3 Emergency Management - September 16, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C (NNS) — Ready Navy is rapidly becoming the Navy's "go-to" resource for emergency preparedness.

Rebranded in 2012, the public awareness program has created a robust website and various social media sites. Personnel and family members of all ages are able to link to a wide array of hazard information and resources to help guide family emergency plans that take into account individual needs.

"We'd like to see everyone in the Navy community become familiar with and take advantage of the number of resources that can be found on the Ready Navy website before the information is a critical necessity," said Jeff Sanford, N37 Emergency Management. "Throughout the month of September, installation emergency managers will also be educating the community about emergency preparedness, and each day during the second week of National Preparedness Month, Ready Navy will highlight resources to meet a variety of emergency preparedness needs through Facebook and Twitter."

According to Sanford, being and staying informed is the first step in the emergency preparedness cycle.

Navy personnel and families can fulfill their pledge to take action and take the first step to increasing their knowledge base by taking advantage of any presentations, information fairs, or displays that may be present at the Navy Installation near them and by following this week's schedule of resource highlights:

Find Ready Navy Kids Resources

Learn about emergency plans for wounded, ill, injured, and exceptional family members:

Discover Resources for Fleet and Family Readiness

Alerts:

Training: Navy E-Learning CNIC-RNEP-0001

The Ready Navy Emergency Preparedness Course is an annual training requirement and is now available through Navy E-Learning CNIC-RNEP-0001.

Needs Assessments

Find Regional and Installation Specific Information

Emergency Planning for Pets

For a consolidated list of resources, view Ready Navy's resource page at https://www.ready.navy.mil/stay_informed/resources.html.

You can find more information on National Preparedness Month, potential hazards and steps to prepare at www.ready.navy.mil, or contact Ready Navy by e-mail at ready.navy@navy.mil or by phone at (202)433-9348, DSN 288-9348.

Follow Ready Navy on Facebook, Twitter @ReadyNavy, YouTube, and Instagram.

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About Ready Navy

Ready Navy is the Navy's Emergency Preparedness Program and is sponsored by CNIC. Ready Navy provides information, tools and resources to empower the Navy family to more aptly prepare for, react and recover when faced with any emergency, with or without advanced warning.

For more news from commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/cni/.

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