Preparedness Empowers You

It saves lives, property, and time.

Emergencies happen, often with little or no notice. By taking action beforehand you can be prepared for any emergency.

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Manmade Hazards

RIFFA, Bahrain (Feb. 25, 2009) Naval Support Activity Bahrain Emergency Response Team fire brigade members participate in a training exercise at the Bahrain Ministry of the Interior Fire Training Academy in Riffa. The training was part of Desert Sailor 2009, a two-week event designed to enhance skills needed for responding to manmade hazards, terrorist incidents, or natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen Murphy/Released) 090225-N-7862M-001


It's important to remember that not all disasters are acts of nature or biological threats.  Some may involve technical or industrial accidents, such as train derailments, chemical releases, or a nuclear power plant emergency.

Click on the navigation links under Manmade Hazards to learn how to prepare for, what to do during, and what to do after a chemical or nuclear emergency. You should base your preparations on the types of industry near your location. You also should take steps to secure and follow the precautions on any household chemicals that you keep in your home.

Each description of a manmade hazard also includes links to additional information and a printable PDF fact sheet about the hazards.


Be Ready Navy—Be informed before, during, and after an incident; make a written family emergency plan; and build an emergency supply kit good for at least three days.

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