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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.