Emergency Public Information
In the event of an emergency, the Nevada Field Office (NFO) 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.
It is the policy of the NFO 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.
For news media inquiries please contact the Public Affairs Office.
Phone: (702) 295-3521
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.
The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for establishing and managing a general 24-hour public information phone number in the event of an emergency, call (702) 295-NNSA (6672) for information. Representatives from the Public Affairs Office will answer questions or will research an answer, as needed, through the Emergency Operations Center.
Joint Information Center
When a Joint Information Center (JIC) is activated to provide coordinated information response from the NFO 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
K-DAWN 720 AM
KPAH Pahrump Internet Radio
The Associated Press
Las Vegas Review Journal
Las Vegas Sun
KVBC-TV (NBC - 3)
KVVU-TV (FOX - 5)
KLAS-TV (CBS - 8)
KTNV-TV (ABC - 13)
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 NNSA NFO 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.
"How to Shelter In Place in an Emergency" from the American Red Cross