Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
The Violent Crime Bureau
For Immediate Release
October 26, 2012
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
(202) 648-8500 Office
ATF Urges FFLs and FELS/FEL/PS To Prepare For Hurricane Sandy - Other NatuRAL Disasters
WASHINGTON – In preparation for Hurricane Sandy and other natural disasters, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today urged federal firearms licensees (FFLs) and federal explosives licensees and permittees (FEL/Ps) to be prepared and protect their merchandise and facilities. ATF has prepared guidance, which is available online, regarding how to plan ahead before disasters strike.
For FFLs, an ATF brochure and video are available on ATF's website with information regarding businesses that are affected by flooding or other such incidents. The brochure, "Disaster Preparedness for Federal Firearms Licensees," (ATF publication 3317.7), is available at http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-3317-7.pdf. The video, "Disaster Preparedness," is listed under ATF's Online Education Seminars at http://www.atf.gov/training/firearms/ffl-educational-seminars/.
FEL/Ps should review the brochure, "Voluntary Steps to Prepare for a Pending Natural Disaster," (ATF Publication 5400.16, March 2011), which is available at http://www.atf.gov/publications/download/p/atf-p-5400-16.pdf.
FEL/Ps that have additional questions concerning preparedness are urged to contact their local ATF field office or the Explosives Industry Programs Branch at 202-648-7120.
FFLs with additional questions, should contact their local ATF field office or the ATF Firearms Industry Programs Branch at 202-648-7190.