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Ready Cherry Point
Stay Informed. Plan. Prepare. Report.


National Preparedness Month    

September marks National Preparedness Month, the annual recognition to remind everyone how important it is for individuals, families and communities to prepare for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time.  FEMA is focused this year on providing information and resources to empower older adults as they make their own preparations……emphasizing the importance of involving caregivers in these conversations, as they are instrumental in our efforts to help this vital community before, during and after disasters.  FEMA’s partners, emergency managers and all those who work with and support older adult communities are urged to access their new webpage available in English and Spanish languages at Ready.gov/older-adults and Ready.gov/es/adultos-mayores for preparedness messaging, graphics and resources.  In addition, FEMA created a toolkit with key messaging, graphics and talking points to help everyone uplift and amplify this year’s National Preparedness Month theme.

TROPICAL STORM OPHELIA - National Hurricane Center Page


Note: This page is under active development  Some information may be incomplete or missing.

Ready Cherry Point has been designed to provide personnel and dependents based at MCAS Cherry Point with installation-specific protection information and resources.

Ready Marine Corps provides easy-to-use, printable instructions pertaining to how to plan for a multitude of scenarios.

Let us know how we can improve this site.  Tell us what you like or what you couldn't find with our Feedback Form


Stay Informed

REGISTER FOR EMNS (athoc)

Marines, civil service, and contractor personnel with a NIPR computer account are required to verify and update their official contact information populated in the eMNS by information found in the Global Address List (GAL). NIPR computer users are encouraged to register personal contact information. Mission essential personnel, who are subject to recall, are required to provide all available contact methods in order of priority.

  1. Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) NIPR users—Right click on the white Globe icon in the bottom right corner of your desktop. It is often located in the App Tray. If you do not see the icon, click the chevron (^) on the lower toolbar to reveal hidden icons. 

  2. Select “Access Self Service.”

  3. Select "Acknowledge" at the bottom of the USG disclosure statement. 

  4. When prompted, select your appropriate CAC (PIV) Certificate (it will contain the word “Authentication”). Click “OK.”

  5. Select "My Profile" at the top of the self-service page. Notice at the top the page is your name and organization that your profile is linked to. If this is the wrong organization, click the gray "Move to Organization" button, which opens a dropdown menu to select the correct organization. Select the correct organization. Click "OK." 

  6. Select "Edit" to continue editing your personal information. This should include your work phone number, work email address, and all other information requested. 

  7. Under "Basic Information," find "Organizational Hierarchy" and click "Select." Select your position/ location within your organization. Click "Apply." Note: For OCONUS Users, follow the detailed instructions for entering device data contained on the device tab.

  8. Click “Save.”

  9. Update your profile any time you have a change.


USER SELF-SERVICE LINK

In addition to using the AtHoc desktop Client (Globe), Marine Corps personnel with existing User accounts can access User Self-Service by using the URL below.

Planning

   Ready Marine Corps - Stay Informed. Make a Plan. Build a Kit.

   Ready NC - Plan. Prepare. Stay Informed

   National Weather Service - Hurricane Preparedness

   NC Department of Public Safety - Know Your Zone, Evacuation Zones


Emergency Notifications

Craven County - https://www.cravencountync.gov/1663/County-Emergency-Notifications-via-CodeR

Carteret County - https://www.carteretcountync.gov/525/Emergency-Notification


Other

National Weather Service - Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City

Air Quality Portal (ncsu.edu) - NC Dept. of Environmental Quality

Current Smoke Outlook (wildlandfiresmoke.net) -  Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program

NC Traffic and Travel Information:   https://drivenc.gov/

Duke Power Outages:  https://outagemap.duke-energy.com/#/current-outages/ncsc

NC Power Outages: North Carolina Power Outages Map

Poison Control Center:  1-800-222-1222  or Poison Control


(DSN 582-xxxx)
Destructive Weather

Cherry Point Information Line:
(252) 466-3093

Tenant Command specific messages:
MCCS: (252) 466-6737
FRC East: (252) 464-8333
DLA: (252) 466-4083
Naval Health Clinic: (252) 466-1188

Emergency Operations Center 

 CHPT_EOC_OMB@usmc.mil

Phone:  (252) 466-5216 / 5217 / 5218
FAX:  (252) 466-7479

Command Duty Officer

Station: (252) 466-5236

2d MAW:  (252) 466-4313 / 4389


Plan and Prepare

Make sure your family is prepared before disaster strikes. The time to prepare is now!

  • Does your family have an emergency kit 2-3 days of supplies you can use in case of emergency?
  • Do you have an emergency plan for reaching members of your family during a disaster?
  • If you have to evacuate, where will you go?  If you are separated, where will you meet?

Learn how to get a kit and make a plan.

The Cherry Point Fire Department is a satellite training and education spot for the American Red Cross.   We are Challenging personnel aboard the air station to develop the skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.  Help save some one’s life.  Cherry Point Fire and Emergency services teaches at least 2 classes a month please reach out and call the Fire department today to Schedule.  (252) 466-5449.  Email Scott.Cleland@usmc.mil

 

Cherry Point Fire Department is home to stop the bleed instructors.  We are challenging personnel aboard the air station to develop the skill necessary to stop and control life threatening bleeding with the most current techniques in bleeding control.  We offer a one-hour course taught by NC certified Paramedics. Stop the Bleed class is offered at least twice a month.  Please reach out and call the Fire Department to schedule.  (252) 466-5449. Email Scott.Cleland@usmc.mil

Cherry Point Fire Department is excited to assist air station units with current best practices in purchasing Automated external defibrillators.  This is a life saving piece of equipment that the average person can use to save some one’s life with the proper training.  Cherry Point Fire Department is offering to teach personnel aboard the installation to correctly use their defibrillators when becoming apart of the program.  Please reach out for consultation or to schedule a class.  (252) 466-5449 or email Scott.Cleland@usmc.mil

 

Cherry Point F&ES has an outstanding and award-winning Fire Prevention Department across USMC and DoD installations. Our team of inspectors strives to ensure that all facilities are thoroughly inspected for fire and life safety issues, fire drills are conducted, appropriate regulations are enforced, and noted violations are addressed both timely and accordingly. We also provide a variety of educational classes throughout the year, such as Fire Warden and Fire Extinguisher Use and Safety, among several others. Our personnel look forward to the opportunity to teach Fire Safety for School-Aged Youths to our youngest students in the surrounding community elementary schools during October’s Fire Prevention Week every year. (252) 466-5607 Email Brandee.ridgway@usmc.mil

Additionally, we have four childseat safety technicians on staff, and provide carseat installation checks by appointment. Your unit may request fire safety training briefs on several topics, fire extinguisher training utilizing our hands-on fire safety training trailers and simulators, hot work permit inspections, childseat check, and all other fire safety related topics at any time. (252) 466-5607 Email brandee.ridgway@usmc.mil


Report

DIAL 9-1-1 TO REPORT EMERGENCIES.  (If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance).  

Additional information can be found at https://www.ready.marines.mil/Stay-Informed/Emergency-Actions/Contacting-9-1-1/  

Report suspicious activity occurring on or near the installation through Eagle Eyes: https://www.USMCEagleEyes.org     


Organizations

Mission Assurance is responsible for the protection and resilience of capabilities and assets, including personnel, equipment, facilities, networks, information and information systems, infrastructure, and supply chains critical to the performance of Department of Defense (DoD) Mission Essential Functions.  Mission Assurance serves as the connective tissue between all Protection programs and is responsible for monitor Protection capabilities associated with all threats and hazards.  Mission Assurance oversees coordination between programs within the MCAS Cherry Point Protection Community, which include:

  • Antiterrorism
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE)
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Emergency Management
  • Operations Security
  • Security Management
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Emergency Dispatch
  • Force Health Protection
  • Cybersecurity
  • Law Enforcement
  • Energy Security/Resiliency
  • Physical Security

The mission of the Marine Corps Installation Emergency Management (IEM) Program is to provide policy and oversight on all Installation emergency management initiatives in order to ensure mitigation, preparation, response and recovery to emergencies and disasters in an all hazards environment.  Focused on saving lives, reducing human suffering and reducing great property loss, the IEM Program will:

  • Develop plans and procedures to ensure the highest levels of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

  • Maintain a comprehensive, risked-based, multi-hazard emergency management and training program.

  • Coordinate with federal, state and local resources for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations.

The Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services (CPF&ES) serves military personnel, their dependents and civilian employees living and working aboard MCAS Cherry Point and its auxiliary landing fields. As a fire department, we train and prepare for possible emergencies that may happen in our coverage areas. 

In March of 2013, MCAS Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services became internationally accredited, commensurable with the requirements of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The purpose of the process was to assure the services provided achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Remaining accredited is an ongoing process to help ensure that our service areas receive the level of service expected and the department is efficiently managing its personnel, training, and assets to effectively respond to calls from our customers. The department did receive its 3rd accreditation status in March of 2023. Personnel will continue the self-assessment process to ensure the best services possible are being delivered to the community.

CPF&ES responds to emergencies on the Air Station as well as the surrounding areas to help provide Emergency Medical Services, Fire Response, Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Response.

The services that we commonly provide are as follows:

• Structural Firefighting
• Emergency Medical Services
• Hazardous Materials Response
• Wildland Firefighting (limited)
• Technical Rescue (Structural Collapse/ Trench/High Angle/ Confined Space/ Vehicle and Machinery)
• Water Rescue
• Fire Prevention
• Aircraft Firefighting (Support)
• Weapons of Mass Destruction Response

Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services is its own directorate. The Fire Chief or Director of CPF&ES reports directly to the Executive Officer of MCAS Cherry Point.


Additional information about Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services can be found on the CPF&ES webpage.

Criminal Offenses:
Must be reported to the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO) phone number (252) 466-3615 or dial 911 for emergencies. The Havelock Police can be reached at (252) 447-3212. If the offense is of such an extent, you can call the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) at (252) 466-2641.

Crime Prevention Programs:
PMO conducts several CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS:

(1) Operation Crime Stop is a confidential reporting line for the anonymous reporting of crimes, phone# (252) 466-4111

(2) The Child Identification (fingerprinting) Program is designed to help law enforcement officials in the identification and/or location of missing, lost, or abducted children

(3) Operation ID is designed to discourage burglaries and theft through the marking and registering of personal property for personnel living in barracks or government housing, and for civilians working at Cherry Point.

CRIME STOPPERS is also located in Morehead City, NC. The phone number is  (252) 726-4636.

The mission of the Combined Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, comprised of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, is to support the operating forces, supporting establishment, homeland defense, and special operations forces, by locating, accessing, identifying, rendering safe, neutralizing, and disposing of hazards from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive, unexploded explosive ordnance, improvised explosive device, and weapons of mass destruction that present a threat to the airfield, operations, personnel, or material aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, Marine Corps Outlying Landing Fields Atlantic and Oak Grove, the local area, and external organizations.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal responds to explosive emergencies which are outside the scope of other occupational specialties.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Resident Agency (RA) Cherry Point, NC, is the primary civilian law enforcement agency whose function it is to investigate criminal activities involving Navy and Marine Corps interests pertaining to MCAS Cherry Point, NC.  The NCIS mission includes a broad mandate to cover areas including national security, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cyberwarfare, and force protection.


Threats
and
Hazards


cURRENT wEATHER sTORY FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE


SEASONAL THREAT INFORMATION

JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 30:  ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON

Atlantic Hurricane Season if officially here.  The hurricane season typically lasts from June 1 – November 30.  Keep you and your family safe by staying informed and prepared.

In order to receive critical information in the event of emergencies, it is highly recommended station personnel register and/or update their profile information in the AtHoc alert system.

Related Information:
    NOAA Predicts near-normal 2023 hurricane season -  read news release here
    Ready Marine Corps Hurricane Information -  view page 
 


HURRICANE CATEGORIES
  • Category 1—Winds 74–95 mph, 64-82 kt, 119-153 km/h, very dangerous winds will produce some damage.

  • Category 2—Winds 96–110 mph, 83-95 kt, 154-177 km/h, extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage.

  • Category 3—Winds 111–129 mph, 96-112 kt, 178-208 km/h, devastating damage will occur.

  • Category 4—Winds 130–156 mph, 113-136 kt, 209-251 km/h, catastrophic damage will occur, well-built framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of roof structure and/or some exterior walls.

  • Category 5—Winds exceeding 157 mph, 137 kt, 252 km/h, catastrophic damage will occur, high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed with total roof failure and wall collapse.

*Category 3, 4, and 5 hurricanes are considered “major hurricanes.”
 


Tropical cyclone Condition levels

The following are Tropical Cyclone Conditions of Readiness used by planners to prepare and protect the installation and personnel from anticipated destructive weather. Each condition has action sets planners implement to protect personnel and installation assets.

 


Flag Conditions

Flag conditions are monitored from May 1 to Sept. 30, and any other day the temperature could hit 80 degrees.  Knowing and understanding these Flag Conditions will help keep you safe from heat-related emergencies like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat/sun stroke. Color coded flags are flown in strategic locations on Marine Corps Installations to communicate hazardous conditions to personnel so that work and outdoor activity can be adjusted accordingly.

FLAG WARNING SYSTEM

The Wet Bulb, Globe Temperature (WBGT) Index is the most effective means of assessing the effect of heat stress on the human body. The WBGT Index is used to determine Flag Conditions as a safety standard for how long individuals can safely work out of doors in hot humid conditions.

Current flag conditions can be viewed at https://ahss.lejeune.usmc.mil/Maps/CherryPoint

MCAS Cherry Point weather forecast and local warnings can be viewed at https://weather.navy.mil/AviationWeb/ViewLocalForecast?stationId=32

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point