NASA Administrator Recommends Being Prepared to Employees

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NASA employee messageThis morning I was scooped by my friend, George Ure over at Peoplenomics and UrbanSurvival.  Imagine my surprise when I learned the the Administrator of NASA, Charles F. Bolden, sent an email to all NASA employees encouraging them to prepare themselves for potential emergencies such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks and other unforeseen catastrophes.

And so I say Oh. My. Gosh

This is very much mainstream and when coupled with recent FEMA activities, makes me wonder what they know that I don’t.  To quote:

A major initiative has been placed on Family/Personal Preparedness for all NASA personnel. The NASA/Family Preparedness Program is designed to provide awareness, resources, and tools to the NASA Family (civil servants and contractors) to prepare for an emergency situation. The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are our employees’ and their families. We are taking the steps to prepare our workforce, but it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and your families for emergencies.

Listen to Administrator Bolden’s thoughts on why it’s important that we “know our stuff” and “be prepared”.


And from the NASA employee memo itself:

Family/Personal Preparedness Plan

NASA is the only federal agency responsible for its people’s safety and well-being here on Earth and in space and has a longtime commitment to safety and emergency preparedness. Over the past year, Administrator Bolden has emphasized the importance of Family/Personal Preparedness for the entire NASA family. Family and personal preparedness plans are key to protecting our families and communities during potential emergencies such as fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorist attacks and other unforeseen catastrophes.

The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are its people and their loved ones. The agency has developed a set of informational guides designed to prepare you, your families and pets for emergencies. These guides will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to develop your Family Preparedness Plan.
All employees are encouraged to download these guides, prepare plans, and review them with your families. The agency has taken the steps to prepare our NASA family; now it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and/or your family for an emergency.

NASA Preparedness Guides

Here is link to the NASA site and the downloadable preparedness guides:  NASA Personal/Family Preparedness.

Enjoy your next adventure, wherever it takes you!


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NASA Administrator Recommends Being Prepared to Employees — 9 Comments

  1. SurvivalWoman,

    Thanks again for a very informative aritcle. We really like what your doing and appreciate all your efforts. Keep up the good fight, you are reaching folks.

    ArizonaEric living life in the Sonoran Desert!

  2. I third that Motion. taking The Time, doing The research, and being
    thoughtful enough to share With others. with the crazy weather happening
    in many places east of us, makes ne realize
    how fortunate we here in the northwest we have
    been. At some point something here is going to
    happen right here in our own neighborhood, whether it be Mt. Saint Helens,
    or Mt. Rainier, or a major earthquake, all of which
    are long over due. Even if just having enough supplies for a month would help. But, if we had a major solar storm knock out the national, or even just
    a regional power grid system, or a nuke launched in our lower atmospher
    right above the U.S. would be devastating in so
    many ways, and set us all back a 100 years or so. in that case, it’s best
    to start getting back to basics, stop relying on modern technology, and get serious about self sufficiency, it will be the only way people will survive. just the simple everyday basic things like toilet paper, wood, pet food, canned or dried foods, makes a difference, and other things like spare parts for items you already have. A used microwave makes a good Faraday box to protect small things like a prepaid phone, pre-loaded credit card, cash, small emergency radio would be prudent.

  3. I hope NASA is just being proactive, and it’s not a case of them knowing something we don’t. I am not entirely sure I trust the government to “share” with the peons when it comes to information.

  4. Certainly is interesting food for thought. I’m not sure if NASA knows something we don’t, but I look at their preparation concerns in a positive light, as those same concerns do nothing but reinforce our belief that it is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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