Emergency Public Information

Joint Information Center
A Joint Information Center (JIC)

In the event of an emergency, the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) will provide information as it becomes available.

The NNSS Emergency Public Information Plan provides a framework for coordinated, accurate and timely release of information to NNSS employees, the news media, potentially affected members of the public and other stakeholders. 

Emergency Management
It is the policy of the NNSS to protect our people, emergency personnel, national security information, facilities, lands and neighboring communities from loss of life, injury, illness, loss of property or degradation of the common health and welfare caused by emergency conditions at the NNSS or related facilities, regardless of cause.

Contact Information
For news media inquiries, please contact the Office of Public Affairs.
Phone: (702) 295-3521
Email: Nevada@NNSA.doe.gov 

A press conference
A press conference

Public Information
Procedures are in place to ensure the release of accurate information to employees, news media, state and local organizations, community and tribal leaders, and offices of local, state and federal elected officials as well as for the coordination of this information with the DOE.

Joint Information Center
When a Joint Information Center (JIC) is activated to provide coordinated information response from the NNSS as well as from local or state agencies, Public Affairs will transfer its public response staff to the JIC and forward the rumor control line to the JIC telephone number.

Other Information Sources

The Associated Press
Las Vegas Review Journal
Las Vegas Sun
Pahrump Valley Times

KTNV-TV (ABC - 13)
KPVM-TV (Pahrump - 25)

News Media Information
The NNSS relies heavily on the use of social media to disseminate emergency messaging via Twitter and Facebook.

An initial news release will be made as soon as possible announcing an emergency event. The NNSS will adhere to the standards of other federal agencies and private industry by releasing information within one hour of the event, if possible. News releases and updates will be posted to the website.

If an emergency has resulted in activation of the JIC, an additional release may be distributed announcing media and public contact information.

Related Links
"How to Shelter In Place in an Emergency" from the American Red Cross