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Other local agencies

2-1-1 (regional information and referral) 

Amateur radio

General: government and private

72hours.org (San Francisco)

American Red Cross 

Association of Contingency Planners

CBS News Disaster Links 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
      CDC Public Health Matters blog (preparing and responding)

Disaster Recovery Institute International 

DisasterSafety.org (Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety)

Emergency Management Training and Education 

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)

Federal Communications Commission tips for communicating in an emergency 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Trade Commission: Financial Readiness 

International Association of Emergency Managers 

MEDLINEplus: Disasters and Emergency Preparedness

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) - natural hazards

Oregon Emergency Management Association

Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon Public Health - Preparedness

Oregon Trail Chapter, American Red Cross

Texas A&M University Disaster Recovery Guidebook and e-book (free downloads)

University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center 

US Geological Survey (USGS) Natural Hazards Gateway

Washington State Emergency Management Division

Wildfire information for the Pacific Northwest

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Hazardous materials

Hazardous Materials Safety Information Guide (courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers)

Hazardous Materials and Sheltering in Place

Web-based training: classes and materials available online through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.
Independent study courses include: 
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: School-Based Emergency Preparedness: A National Analysis and Recommended Protocol

American Red Cross Masters of Disaster school program

Keys to Safer Schools (not-for-profit resource)

Emergency Response Guide for Child Care Providers (State of Indiana) (PDF)

Save the Children: checklist for parents assessing disaster preparedness of schools and child-care facilities

US Dept. of Education Office of Safe & Drug-Free Schools: Emergency Planning

US Dept. of Education Office of Special Education Programs: A Guide to Safe Schools

US Dept. of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

US Secret Service Safe Schools Initiative 

Web-based training: classes and materials available online through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.
Independent study courses include:
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Vulnerable populations
National Library of Medicine: Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Special Populations

American Red Cross: Pets and Disasters

ASPCA: disaster preparedness

American Veterinary Medical Association FEMA: Preparedness for Pet Owners (Downloadable PDF)

Humane Society of the US Disaster Center

National Assn of Professional Pet Sitters: Emergency Planning Guide for Pet Owners (PDF)

Pet Finder: Disaster Preparedness and Pets

Web-based training: classes and materials available online through FEMA's Emergency Management Institute.
Independent study courses include:


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Red Cross: Children and Disasters

CDC: Caring for Children in a Disaster   

Disaster Hero (interactive preparedness game from FEMA and the American College of Emergency Physicians)

FEMA: Children and Disasters

FEMA for Kids

Ready.gov for Kids (includes Disaster Master game)

Save the Children: checklist for parents assessing disaster preparedness of schools and child-care facilities

Seattle Children's Hospital: Prepare

Expectant Parents

American College of Nurse-Midwives: Emergency Preparedness for Expectant Parents (PDF)

CDC: Emergency preparedness for pregnant women

Disabled & Special Medical Needs

Accessible Emergency Information (emergency preparedness resources for people with vision and hearing impairments; includes videos in ASL, publications in large print and downloadable in Braille)

Alzheimer's Assn: Disaster Preparedness for People with Dementia and Their Caregivers (PDF)

American Diabetes Assn: Preparedness tips for People living with Diabetes
American Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions Emergency Evacuation Preparedness Guide

CDC: Emergency Preparedness: Including People with Disabilities

CDC blog: Emergency Preparedness for Families with Special Needs

FDA: tips on medical devices and disasters (includes power, sterility, environment)

FEMA: Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs

FEMA: Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities & Other Special Needs (PDF or text file)

Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition

National Assn. for Home Care & Hospice: Emergency Preparedness Packet for Home Health Care Agencies (PDF)

National Fire Protection Assn: life safety resources for people with disabilities

National Kidney Foundation: preparedness for people with chronic kidney disease (PDF)

National Organization on Disability: Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities

Northeast Center for Special Care: Disability Resources in a Disaster

Northwest Renal Network (emergency preparedness and other resources)

Nobody Left Behind (Univ. of Kansas)

Ready.gov preparedness videos (several ~ 5-minute videos, 10-20 MB; direct links to
videos in FEMA preparedness video collection):

UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters: age-specific preparedness kits for people with asthma and diabetes

Univ. of Washington Special Needs Emergency Preparedness

US Dept. of Health & Human Services: Preparedness for People on Dialysis (PDF)

US Dept. of Homeland Security: Disaster Planning Guide for Home Health Care Providers (PDF)

US. Dept. of Justice: ADA preparedness Guide for Local Governments

US Dept. of Transportation: Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities


American Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Seniors

CDC: Emergency preparedness for Older Adults

CDC: Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Their Protection During Emergencies
(free download)

FEMA: Preparedness for Seniors

US Dept. of Health & Human Services, Administration for Community Living: Emergency Preparedness Resources

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