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Emergency Management

Welcome to the Naval Station Great Lakes Emergency Management page!

The Naval Station Great Lakes Office of Emergency Management can be reached at (847) 688-5303 extension 1 or DSN 792-5303 extension 1.

Naval Station Great Lakes has an all-hazard Emergency Management Plan, NSGLINST 3440.1. Please call the number above if you desire a copy.

The NAVSTA Great Lakes EMO is required to maintain copies of facility Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for every tenant command onboard NAVSTA Great Lakes. 

All tenant commands are encouraged to have a NOAA Weather Alert Radio to warn of inclement weather in the area.

Important phone numbers

To report an emergency from an on base phone:  9-911

To report an emergency from a cell phone: 911  

Important Information

NAVSTA Great Lakes Mass Communications Plan, including shelter-in-place and lockdown procedures.

Sign up for emergency notifications (base personnel only)

Important Websites

Naval Station Great Lakes Twitter: https://twitter.com/navstaglakes

·         For base operating status and emergency public information

Naval Station Great Lakes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NavalStationGreatLakes

·         For Twitter messages plus general base information/events

Lake County Passage: https://www.lakecountypassage.com/

·         For road conditions in Lake County

National Weather Service Local Forecast: https://www.weather.gov/lot/ and https://www.facebook.com/NWSChicago

·         For official NWS watches, warnings and forecasts.

Lake County Skywarn: http://www.lakecountyskywarn.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountySkywarn

·         For local area weather reports.

Lake County Emergency Management Agency: http://www.lakecountyil.gov/EMA/Pages/default.aspx

Ready Illinois: http://www.illinois.gov/ready/Pages/default.aspx

Ready Navy: http://www.ready.navy.mil

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/

Dept of Homeland Security Ready.Gov: http://www.ready.gov/

Military One Source: http://www.militaryonesource.mil/disaster-resources

Navy Family Accountability and Assessment (NFAAS): https://navyfamily.navy.mil/

Mass Communications Plan

In the event of an emergency, Naval Station Great Lakes provides real-time alerts to the Navy community throughout the lifecycle of the incident or crisis through: Giant Voice, a voice announcing system using exterior speakers; Computer Desktop Network System (CDNS), an administrative broadcast across Navy computer networks that overrides current applications, thereby reaching all Navy users almost instantly;  AtHoc - dissemination via text message and email; Great Lakes Hotline: 847-688-2459; Facebook, www.facebook.com/NavalStationGreatLakes; and Twitter, @navstaglakes

We will be testing our mass communications on the first Tuesday of each month—9:45 a.m., all messages; 10 a.m. for Giant Voice siren. That will be the only time we'll be testing. All other times that you hear the Giant Voice system siren or voice, please take cover immediately. We ask that you then check your cellphone for the AtHoc message, which will give you the information that you need. AtHoc messages will generally be sent three different ways: text message, and personal and work emails. Messages provide official updates on base delays and early departures, as well as other notifications that may affect the base. Anyone, including government contractors, can sign up to receive messages. 

Registering for AtHoc is easy using your NMCI computer. Click on the Purple Globe to register.

1.NMCI users-Right-click on the Purple Globe icon (bottom right corner on desktop).

2.Select "Access Self Service."

3.Select the "My Info" tab and update your Last Name, First Name, and Display Name and save.

4.Select the "Devices" tab and enter your work and personal contact information in the appropriate mandatory and optional device fields. Fill in as many fields as possible. Many times text messages to personal cell phones and personal email addresses are the quickest to receive notifications. (Note: Your ability to receive alerts on home phones, cellular phones, pagers, and email addresses, depend upon information entered into the mandatory and optional device fields.)

5.SAVE.

6.Update your profile any time you have a change.

The base Twitter feed can be used by anyone with Internet access, and will have the same information as AtHoc. Simply go to twitter.com/navstaglakes. If you have a Twitter account, click the "Follow" button. If not, bookmark the page and return to it in case of emergency. The base Facebook page will have the same information as Twitter, and can also be found by anyone with Internet access at www.facebook.com/NavalStationGreatLakes. Click on the "Like" button if you have a Facebook account.

Base personnel are also encouraged to visit Lake County Passage during weather-related situations for updated traffic information.

Questions? Concerns? Call the base public affairs office at 847-688-2430.

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