R 081255Z SEP 20
SUBJ/USMC PARTICIPATION DURING NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH (NPM), SEPTEMBER 2020//
REF/A/DOC/MCO 3440.9/19 MAY 14//
REF/B/DOC/MCO 5400.54/19 APR 13//
REF/C/DOC/DODI 6055.17/12 JUN 19//
NARR/REF A IS THE MARINE CORPS ORDER (MCO) ON THE MARINE CORPS INSTALLATION EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (IEM) PROGRAM. REF B IS THE MCO ON MARINE CORPS INSTALLATIONS COMMAND (MCICOM) ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. REF C IS THE DOD INSTRUCTION ON THE DOD EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.//
POC/MARK A. BROWN/GS-14/MCICOM EM BRANCH HEAD/COMM: 703-614-7928/EMAIL: MARK.A.BROWN4@USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Background. Reference (a) establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for developing, implementing, and sustaining Installation Emergency Management (IEM) programs at Marine Corps installations worldwide, to prepare for all-hazards incidents. Reference (b) tasks Marine Corps Installations Command (MCICOM) to optimize installation support to the Fleet Marine Forces, tenant commands and organizations, Marines, and family members. Reference (c) establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for conducting emergency management activities at Department of Defense (DOD) installations worldwide.
2. This message provides guidance for participating in the National Preparedness Month (NPM) during September 2020. Well-prepared Marine Corps personnel (active duty, reserves, civilian Marines, and contractors) are essential (especially during the current pandemic) to accomplish the Marine Corps’ missions. Well-prepared family members are also vital for overall combat readiness and effectiveness.
2.a. In accordance with (IAW) reference (a), the Marine Corps operates Ready Marine Corps, the Marine Corps’ community awareness and emergency preparedness program. To ensure a well-prepared Marine Corps community, Ready Marine Corps maintains emergency preparedness information on its website at www.ready.marines.mil and shares tips on Facebook and Twitter.
3.a. IAW reference (a), commanders are strongly encouraged to sponsor emergency preparedness educational activities, including the use of social media to share local preparedness information as well as tips from Ready Marine Corps to improve the preparedness of Marines, Sailors, civilians, and their families.
3.b. Suggested activities include, but are not limited to:
3.b.1. Promoting preparedness via internal correspondence, video presentations, or preparedness briefings.
3.b.2. Conducting seminars and educational activities related to hazards that are most applicable to a specific geographic area.
3.b.3. Sponsoring emergency preparedness drills IAW pandemic precautions that exercise cooperation between installations, tenant commands, organizations, and local community agencies to be more resilient.
3.b.4. Encouraging participation of all Marines and their families in Marine Corps Family Team Building emergency preparedness courses made available by Marine Corps Community Services on each installation.
3.b.5. Providing educational materials related to preparing "go" or 72-hour kits, creating and practicing family communication plans, and developing evacuation plans.
3.b.6. Conducting an educational drive to encourage greater participation in the Enterprise Mass Notification System, to ensure alerts are received by all personnel and their families.
3.b.7. Providing press releases, stories, and videos to the local media that highlight the strong relationships between installations, tenant commands and organizations, and the local community in terms of shared emergency response capabilities and responsibilities.
3.b.8. Using "#natlprep", “#readyusmc” and referencing "@readyusmc" when sharing preparedness tips, events, and resources on social media channels. Using NPM materials, including social media toolkits, graphics, videos and related items, to encourage preparedness and pandemic precautions.
3.b.9. Promoting educational resources, such as Ready Marine Corps, to improve all-hazards preparedness. Establish link to www.ready.marines.mil from unit websites, follow it on Twitter at @readyusmc, and like it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/readyusmc.
3.c. Coordination of these activities between installations, tenant commands, organizations, and communities adjacent to installations will enhance relationships that pay big dividends when responding to disasters.
4. Administration and Logistics.
4.a. The Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Facilities)/Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command will provide a Ready Marine Corps digital toolkit to aid in promotion via the Ready Marine Corps website https:(slash)(slash)www.ready.marines.mil/get-involved/national-preparedness-americas-prepareathon/. Other resources include www.ready.gov/september.
4.b. After-action reporting. The AAR is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy). First-time users should request access via email to email@example.com with your full name, NIPR DOD email address, and EDIPI. Access will be granted within 36 hours. Once granted access, the online portal is available at: https:(slash)(slash)policy.sp.pentagon.mil/mission/hdgs/hdidsca/internal/cbrn/feedback/pages/dod-npm-after-action-questionnaire.aspx.
5. Release authorized by Major General Edward D. Banta, Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Facilities)/Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command.//