Moving to Safe Havens: These provides temporary protection during sudden incidents, such as earthquakes and tsunamis. All two-story buildings are considered safe havens. Most Shelters and BQ second and third floors are considered safe havens.
Sheltering-in-Place: In some instances, evacuating or moving to a shelter or safe haven is more dangerous than remaining where you are. When there is a short-notice or no-notice emergency such as a hazardous materials event, you may be directed to shelter-in-place, that is, take temporary protection in a structure or vehicle, typically your workplace or residence. It is important to know for different emergencies which part of a building is safest and how best to keep the air safe to breathe.
Reporting Your Accountability Status
At the earliest safe opportunity, check in with in with your supervisor or your HR. Given the unique blend of uniformed services, civilians and contractors, it is imperative that you follow your organizational policy for accountability. Accountability orders are given by your organization or by the Garrison Commander.
It is important to ensure that you and your Family are accounted for and receive help if you need it.
Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) are conducted to assist the Department of State (DOS) in evacuating US citizens, Department of Defense (DOD) civilian personnel, and designated host nation (HN) and third country nationals (TCNs) whose lives are in danger from locations in a foreign nation to an appropriate safe haven. Although normally considered in connection with hostile action, evacuation may also be conducted in anticipation of, or in response to, any natural or man-made disaster.
Be prepared to participate in NEO by following the instructions provided. Remember, understanding NEO is one part of preparing your Family for emergencies. You should know the range of hazards that may affect you, appropriate actions to take before, during and after an emergency including shelter-in-place, and know the resources available to you
No matter where you are when an emergency strikes—