American Red CrossThe nation's premier emergency response organization also offers community services to help the needy and the military and families are the largest supplier of blood and blood products and offers educational programs that promote health and safety.
CERT Community Emergency Response TeamsEducates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations
DisasterAssistance.govSingle easy to use website allows citizens to apply for disaster relief from 17 different government agencies offering 40 different forms of assistance, with a single online application. The website is highly protected and privacy is guaranteed.
EPA Emergency Response ProgramEnvironmental Protection Agency's ERP coordinates and implements a wide range of activities to ensure that adequate and timely response measures are taken in communities affected by hazardous substances.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)Mission is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
National Center for Disaster PreparednessAn academically-based resource center dedicated to the study, analysis, and enhancement of the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to major disasters, including terrorism.
NIOSH Emergency Response ResourcesNational Institute for Occupational Safety & Health portal to resources on natural disaster response, terrorism response, emergency responders, disaster site management, equipment, and chemical agent information.
Radiation Event Medical Management SystemThe Dept. of Health and Human Services website to assist healthcare providers with information regarding clinical diagnosis and treatment during mass casualty radiological/nuclear events. Key files are available for download to mobile devices in advance so that it would be available during an event if the internet is not accessible.
Ready or Not 2020Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America's Health annual report on the nation's preparedness for disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and bioterrorism. The latest report found risk elevated due to budget cuts and the economic crisis.
Assess the health information needs of public health professionals with regard to disaster preparedness and bio-terrorist threats;
Streamline access to relevant documents and guidelines by creating and distributing a regularly updated Internet resource guide that directly links users to accurate and reliable sources of health-related preparedness information; and
Leverage existing information and outreach resources, including the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, to increase the scope and maximize the benefit of project goals.
WISER and WebWISERThe Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders now is available as a stand-alone application on Windows Mobile devices, Palm OS PDAs, and Microsoft Windows PCs. The download is free and linked from the WISER homepage.