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Just as NNSA and the Department of Energy prepare for all types of disasters, so should we.
The most important step is to make a plan and ensure that everyone in your family knows it.
But we can all do more. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check and your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face. Print out crucial documents. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.
Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action in the aftermath of a disaster before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself, your family, and your community.
For overall emergency advice, visit ready.gov first. It is the most comprehensive site for information about all disasters.
A look at emergency preparedness
1/9Fighting fires at NNSS
A helicopter drops water on a wildland fire at the Nevada National Security Site.
2/9Live burn training at SRS
Emergency personnel prepare for live-burn training at the Savannah River Site.
The Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center sets up for an exercise.
4/9NRAT in action
Members of the Nuclear/Radiological Advisory Team on board a vessel during a response mission.
5/9The heart of NNSA/DOE emergency operations
The NNSA/Department of Energy Emergency Operations Center.
6/9Keeping a close eye
Members of the NNSA/Department of Energy Emergency Operations team confer.
7/9Coordinating what to do and when to do it
Members of the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site team discuss the situation during an exercise.
As part of work for National Nuclear Security Administration’s Office of Nuclear Incident Response, the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center (NARAC) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides tools and expertise to simulate and map the spread and impacts of hazardous materials accidentally or intentionally released into the atmosphere. NARAC plume predictions are used to inform decisions on actions to protect the public and the environment.
9/9Keeping things secure
Security police officers at Los Alamos National Laboratory work on a plan.
Where to Go in a Radiation Emergency