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CNIC Observes National Preparedness Month with Readiness Resources and Information for Navy Families

02 September 2022

From Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is observing this year’s theme, “A Lasting Legacy: The life you’ve built is worth protecting. Prepare for disasters to create a lasting legacy for you and your family,” by offering educational webinars, informational resources and guidance to educate Navy families about disaster preparedness.

“Emergency preparedness is a prevention measure. Focusing on your and your family’s emergency readiness will prevent risk, stress, property damage and many other hardships that follow natural disasters and large scale emergencies.” said Judith Wright, Family Emergency Response Program Analyst with Fleet and Family Support Program for CNIC. “During National Preparedness Month, the Navy and other federal organizations are offering numerous opportunities to learn how to increase your family’s emergency readiness. We hope our Sailors and their spouses take advantage of the available resources. No one can prevent a disaster but you can be prepared!”

Each week in September will focus on different preparedness themes: Make a Plan; Teach Youth about Preparedness; Protect Your Family & Your Property; and Tapping into Your Navy Response Support. Fleet and Family Support Program will provide helpful information about these topics during their online webinars, which are open to Sailors, personnel and family members at no cost at https://ffsp.zeiders.refineddata.com. Webinar schedule:

  • Sept. 7, 1300 EST                    Be Prepared: Make a plan/ Build a Kit
  • Sept. 28, 1300 EST                  Financial Preparedness for Disasters

Sailors, Navy personnel and their family members can ready themselves for disasters and unexpected emergency events by:

  • Creating an emergency kit with at least three days’ worth of food, water, essential supplies
  • Developing and practicing a family emergency plan with the whole family, including children
  • Keeping your family’s information updated in Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS), https://navyfamily.navy.mil
  • Adding the phone number for your local Fleet and Family Support Center to your phone now. During a crisis, they are your best resource for Navy assistance and support.
  • Familiarizing yourself with Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) services. Installations will stand up EFACs following significant emergencies to provide Navy families a one-stop-shop resource and information hub with the latest information, legal support, counseling resources, financial support and more.
  • Taking advantage of other checklists and guidance available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster preparedness website, www.Ready.gov

Commander, Navy Installations Command oversees 48,000 employees located across 70 Navy shore installations in 10 regions around the world and is charged with sustaining the Fleet, enabling the fighter and supporting the family. For more news from CNIC, visit www.cnic.navy.mil or follow the command’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 
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