An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Welcome to the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Emergency Management page.

NAS Whiting Field's Emergency Management (EM) program is designed to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from all hazards, whether natural or man-made, that threaten the installation or the operations of the tenant commands located here.  The NAS Whiting Field Emergency Management program works closely with the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management agency by developing, implementing, and sustaining a comprehensive emergency management plan that supports an all-hazards approach to planning to address preparedness, response and recovery phases for its personnel and surrounding communities. The plan applies to all installation personnel, including active and reserve components, civilians, families, and tenant commands, transient military, contractors, visitors and guests who are assigned to or reside on the installation.  

Living in Northwest Florida brings with it the inherent risk of destructive weather.  We are susceptible at different times throughout the year to threats such as tornados, tropical storms and hurricanes. Because of that, NAS Whiting Field remains "Storm Ready," as certified by the National Weather Service. 

One primary concern is to ensure the safety of our Navy Family, and to make sure everyone is out of harm's way. In the case of a hurricane, it is often advisable to relocate to a safe haven well away from the effects of the storm. During any type of emergency, whether man-made or natural disasters, a challenge we face is maintaining accountability. For that reason, a toll free number has been established for personnel accountability. That number is: 1-888-623-WHTG (9484).  For general base information during a crisis, a Family Information Call Center or FICC line may be activated.  That number, when active is  850-665-6200.

In the event you require assistance, please log onto NFAAS  and complete a needs assessment. Once that assessment is complete, someone will notify you to make sure you are receiving the assistance you require.

Once the storm has passed, contact your chain-of-command for further guidance. As stated above, if you are unable to contact anyone in your chain-of-command, call 1-888-623-WHTG (9484).

Tornados are more difficult to predict and the warning may only be a few minutes before the tornado strikes. When on base, the siren will sound if a tornado is imminent. Seek shelter immediately inside the nearest building and proceed to an interior room. At home, seek shelter in an interior room on the lowest level of the house. If caught outdoors, lay flat in a gulley or ditch with your hands covering your head.

For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Officer at 623-7030.

 

 

 

Google Translation Disclaimer

  • Google Translate, a third party service provided by Google, performs all translations directly and dynamically.
  • CNIC Fleet and Family Readiness, ffr.cnic.navy.mil has no control over the features, functions, or performance of the Google Translate service.
  • The automated translations should not be considered exact and should be used only as an approximation of the original English language content.
  • This service is meant solely for the assistance of limited English-speaking users of the website.
  • CNIC Fleet and Family Readiness, ffr.cnic.navy.mil does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information translated.
  • Some items cannot be translated, including but not limited to image buttons, drop down menus, graphics, photos, or portable document formats (pdfs).
  • CNIC Fleet and Family Readiness, ffr.cnic.navy.mil does not directly endorse Google Translate or imply that it is the only language translation solution available to users.
  • All site visitors may choose to use similar tools for their translation needs. Any individuals or parties that use CNIC Fleet and Family Readiness, ffr.cnic.navy.mil content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk.
  • IE users: Please note that Google Translate may not render correctly when using Internet Explorer. Users are advised to use MS Edge, Safari, Chrome, or Firefox browser to take full advantage of the Google Translate feature.
  • The official text of content on this site is the English version found on this website. If any questions arise related to the accuracy of the information contained in translated text, refer to the English version on this website, it is the official version.

Commander, Navy Region Southeast   |   PO Box 102   |   Jacksonville, FL 32212-0102
Official U.S. Navy Website