(Via Ho’okele News)
Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) — President Barack Obama proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month.
This culminates in a day of action Sept. 30 to prepare for six specific hazards: earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and winter storms.
In support of this initiative, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has launched an emergency preparedness campaign called “Navy Ready.”
“I want to see the National Day of Action, Sept. 30, become a Navy Day of Action where every member of the Navy is able to say ‘yes’ to the challenge, Are You Ready?” said Vice Adm. William French, commander, Navy Installations Command.
To be informed, Ready Navy is the “must go” link to emergency preparedness resources. Navy personnel and families are encouraged to visit http://www.ready.navy.mil to gain information, tools and resources that enhance the Navy family to prepare, react and recover when confronted with any emergency, with or without warning.
“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,” said Jeff Sanford, CNIC emergency management specialist.
Navy personnel can take advantage of presentations, information fairs and displays that may be present at installations taking place throughout the month.
“Preparedness is the key to survival in any type of disaster,” said Capt. Anthony Calandra, director of operations for Navy Installations Command.
“Throughout the year personnel at our regions and installations participate in and/or conduct exercises like Citadel Gale, HURREX, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield and Citadel Rumble to put into practice the necessary actions when an incident occurs aboard an installation,” Calandra said.