Emergency plan. Planning must begin before an emergency occurs. Thorough planning is vital to have
effective emergency procedures. When appropriate, the COMSEC custodian includes the following in his
a. Clear authorization for the senior member present at the time of an emergency to start the plan.
b. Designation of specific duties and responsibilities by duty position, rather than by name. Alternates
are also designated.
c. The location of combinations to containers of COMSEC material.
d. The location of COMSEC material, by storage container.
e. Instructions for removing accounting records. These include hand receipt to help the post-emergency
inventory. Do not destroy the accountability records.
f. Clear designation of the evacuation and at least one alternate site. The primary and alternate routes of
travel are included.
g. The location of fire fighting equipment.
h. Instructions for admitting uncleared emergency personnel (such as firemen) to the facility.
Instructions for safeguarding the COMSEC material during such access are included.
i. Provisions for packing, loading, transporting, and safeguarding COMSEC material during transit.
j. Provisions for removing and storing the key and the card reader insert board (if applicable) from
equipment when emergency storage is carried out.
k. The location of items to be used to destroy crypto equipment and material.
l. Provisions for those actions taken as a precaution, pending possible destruction.
m. An annual review of the emergency plan and assigned duties by all personnel.
n. The schedule for unannounced simulated emergency training exercises.
o. The reporting instructions.
p. Instructions for storing classified material in accordance with the level of classification involved.