Major fires (such as forest fires that imminently
endanger populated areas)
Other disasters which may be decreed as a
national emergency by the President of the United
States or other officials authorized to declare
emergencies and activate a military response
All actions taken by the NCF in response to a natural
disaster are dedicated to reduce, prevent, and repair
damage. Certain measures that can be taken by the NCF
in preparation for the types of potential disasters that
may be indicative of a specific geographical area are as
Maintain emergency communication equipment
in a state of readiness.
Identify shelter areas designed to withstand
specific types of disasters within those geographical
areas that are prone to them.
Advance stockpiling of critical materials, such as
food, water, medicinal supplies, and basic creature
comfort items (blankets, soap, emergency clothing,
Maintain copies of the local Disaster
Preparedness Plan within each department of a unit.
Maintain an active disaster recovery
organization and make sure each person is fully aware
of what is expected of them. When assigned to recovery
teams, ensure that training has been accomplished.
Identify and maintain a listing of CESE and of
operators required for each type of disaster response.
Each NCF unit is responsible for disaster control
measures to protect its own personnel, equipment.,
campsites, and jobsites. The standard organization of
an NCF unit makes it a highly effective disaster control
and recovery unit. These units must be prepared to give
direct assistance to any military installation or civilian
community to assist in returning conditions to as near
normal as possible after a natural disaster occurs.
WAR DAMAGE REPAIR
When naval facilities are damaged by military
action, they must be repaired to operational use in the
shortest time possible. The United States has a policy
of maintaining a forward defense strategy which
contributes significantly to allied solidarity. Advance
basing is provided to support any deployed force. The
NCF is tasked to establish and man the forward logistics
support facilities to ensure sustainability of the
operational forces according to the naval maritime
strategy. This strategy identifies war damage repair as
a critical NCF capability. The list of critical war
damage repair capabilities shown below is not
all-inclusive. It is only an example of some of the tasks
that may be assigned to the NCF in the event of conflict
or attack upon the facilities of the United States or its
Airfields and operational facilities
Fuel storage areas
Fleet hospital facilities
Piers and wharf facilities
Railroad facilities that support fleet operations
OPNAVINST 3501.115C is the required
operational capabilities and the projected operational
environment (ROC/POE) which describes the major
identifiable tasks that the NCF is expected to
accomplish. The above listing is only a few of the many
items identified by the ROC and POE.
Materials, procedures, and techniques for rapid
repair of bomb-damaged airfield runways and taxiways
have been under development for several years. The
need for such developments has grown because of the
substantial increase in the diversity and lethality of both
air-launched and surface-launched weapons, capable of
inflicting damage on airfield runways and taxiways.
As part of the mobilization planning process of the
Navy, the NCF has developed standard units of
material, personnel, and equipment to perform specific
combat-related functions at advanced naval bases.
Advanced base functional component (ABFC) P-36 is
the functional component for use in performing rapid
runway repair tasks. The ABFC P-36 rapid runway
repair component contains the material and equipment
required for the repair of bomb craters using specified
types of earthmoving and earthworking equipment for
crater cleanout, backfilling, grading, and compaction.
Traffic surface panels, emplaced over the repaired
craters, are fabricated from the following: