Disasters affect hundreds of thousands of people every year, some with little to no advance warning. It may happen at your local Navy installation. It may happen to you. While the Navy, emergency management, and first responders are committed to helping those in need; assistance may be delayed during a disaster.
Are you and your family READY for an emergency?
Take the Ready or Not Ready Quiz to find out.
As part of the Navy community, you have a role in planning for emergencies -- preparedness empowers you. It saves lives, property, and time.
Ready Navy is an emergency preparedness program created for you, the Navy community, to increase the ability of every person and family on or near Navy installations to meet today’s challenges head on and plan and prepare for all types of hazards, ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. By exploring the links on the Ready Navy site, you will:
- be informed of potential hazards and what to do before, during, and after an emergency
- understand the steps to make an emergency plan that includes what to do, where to go, and what to take with you
- learn to build a kit to support basic needs for a minimum of three days
- access tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for emergency situations that could arise at any time with no warning
"Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves." - Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
When Admiral Nimitz said this in a speech at the University of California 22 March 1950, he recognized the resiliency of Sailors during that time and the important role each member of the Navy community plays in Navy and personal readiness. It is a sentiment that still rings true today of the 21st Century Sailor - empowered to prepare ourselves and our families to face any hazards with confidence and an outcome of success.