ATF is committed to ensuring public safety by working directly and through partnerships to assist federal firearms licensees (FFL) and federal explosives licensees and permittees (FEL/FEP) in complying with federal laws and regulations.
A disaster preparedness plan should be established by all FFLs and FEL/FEPs to safeguard their businesses by protecting explosives, firearms, and required records. If necessary, licensees and permittees should take precautionary steps by contacting their local ATF field office regarding:
- the relocation of explosives magazines and records from business premises to a safe location; or
- the removal of firearms and ammunition inventory, ATF Forms 4473 and 3310.4, and acquisition and disposition (A&D) records from business premises to a safe location.
For more information on preparation for potential disasters such as hurricanes, floods and tornados:
- Explosives licensees and permittees should refer to ATF Publication 5400.16.
- Firearms licensees should refer to ATF Publication 3317.7.