Prepare for Natural Disasters

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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:

 

Last Reviewed August 26, 2020