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Disaster Training
Florida's American Red Cross chapters have launched this hurricane preparedness campaign focused on preparing Floridians for the upcoming hurricane seasons.
9/11 List Serv
---------------- Since September 2001 I have maintained a free and confidential "9/11 list-serv". The "9/11 list-serv" distributes daily e-mails containing newspaper articles and other relevant information re: 9/11 issues of interest to 9/11 families and 9/11 organizations. If any of your readers would like to 'subscribe' to this free service - please have them send an e-mail to amkorotkin@aol.com with the word "subscribe" in the subject box. -----------------------
9/11 List-serv
Since September 2001 I have maintained a free and confidential "9/11 list-serv". The "9/11 list-serv" distributes daily e-mails containing newspaper articles and other relevant information re: 9/11 issues of interest to 9/11 families, 9/11 organizations and interested individuals. If you would like to 'subscribe' to this free service - please send an e-mail to amkorotkin@aol.com with the word "subscribe" in the subject box.
By: Kasi, Sekar; Bhadra, Subhasis; Dyer, Alien R.. Southern Medical Journal, Sep2007, Vol. 100 Issue 9, p929-931, 3p; (AN 26590488) The article discusses the initiative of the National Institute of Mental and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in preparing for a training manual for the medical professional in Bangalore, India. It has become a model for subsequent work and training for psychosocial response to subsequent disasters. The model is based on facilitating normalization, building up eroded social support and providing holistic care.
Regularly updated information on scope of disaster and human impact, local disaster preparedness program information, collection site for information on nonprofits’ respective volunteer needs following a disaster.
Article from the Washington Post that tries to explain FEMA's ineptitude concerning Katrina relief. Features many quotes from Michael D. Brown, formerly FEMA's director and a Department of Homeland Security undersecretary.
Locating and Reaching At-Risk Populations in an Emergency.
This report contains recommendations to reduce U.S. vulnerability to biological and chemical terrorism --- preparedness planning, detection and surveillance, laboratory analysis, emergency response, and communication systems.
Emergency/Recovery Planning for the the Anglican and Protestant Christian Community.
Facilitate by NYC Office of Emergency Management. This Council supports CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)training programs and other interagency community preparedness and training programs.
Mental Health Risk Communication Guidelines for Pubic Officials.
NYDIS staff are credentialled to provide clergy and caregivers with resilience training for compassion fatigue burn out. Training is provided through NYDIS' Office of Disaster Planning & Training.
disaster preparedness, training, workshops, presentations
Resources from the Disaster Planning section of NYDIS.org
Resources from the Disaster Training section of NYDIS.org
Published by the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Disaster Research (DR) is a moderated e-mail newsletter for creators and users of information regarding hazards and disasters. Subscriptions are free, and there approximately 3,000 subscribers. The e-newsletter features timely announcements about new policies and programs, funding opportunities, calls for papers and presentations, conferences, resources, job openings, and other information useful to those in the field of hazards and disasters.
This website is maintained by the Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley. It features information related to the law's role in natural hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
Last Updated in the Fall of 2004 - this is a resource list of New York City's faith communities with disaster readiness, response and recovery organizations. Contact information and services summarys are provided.
Last Updated in the Fall of 2004 - this is a resource list of New York City's faith-based disaster readiness, response and recovery organizations. Contact information and services summarys are provided.
This report from the Congressional Research Service provides a general overview of the federally funded programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the training programs of the U.S. Department of Labor that might be used to help those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This is in PDF format.
A growing listing of useful resources (books, articles, publications) for ministry in disaster recovery. This site is Australian but points to many US sites and publications.
This training toolkit was developed in collaboration by the Montgomery County, Maryland Employee SAFE Children Planning Group, Montgomery County Early Childhood Services, Montgomery County Resource and Referral Center, and the Montgomery County APC. The toolkit is designed to plan and prepare child care providers for emergency events and to assist in the recovery effort by helping children cope with the traumatic event. A train-the-trainer guide is included.
FEMA Website
New York Consortium for Emergency Preparedness Continuing Education (NYCEPCE) Online Interactive Courses Include: Personal Preparedness EP for Hospital Clinicians Working in a POD
Federal website featuring access to federal, state, and local geographic data. This also includes information and resources on geospatial data and related issues for disasters.
This guide from The Infrastructure Security Project provides a framework for governments, service providers, and other involved organizations. The focus is on multihazards, with the goal of sensibly and cost-effectively securing interdependent cyber and physical critical infrastructures. This is a PDF download.
This education and training institute provides, self-care, clinical pastoral education, support groups for clergy and people facing everyday real life issues including bereavement, death and dying, spiritual renewal issues.
Issued in 2003, the purpose of HSPD-8 is to "establish policies to strengthen the preparedness of the United States to prevent and respond to threatened or actual domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies by requiring a national domestic all-hazards preparedness goal."
Is a Non-Profit association of human service provider agencies in New York City. HSC also sponsors the HSC Disaster Preparedness Committee which offers disaster preparedness and recovery training to human services staff and provide interagency preparedness planning. The HSC is the parent agency of the United Services Group which coordinates all case management services in a major disasters.
Information about and support for the latest version of HURREVAC (HURRicane EVACuation program), software design to track hurricanes and assist with decision making, is available here.
The Institute offers chaplain training, credentialing and deployment services to New York City faith communities and their clergy. Through Disaster Spiritual Care Services—NY,
NY Emergency Planning Seminars
This Heritage Foundation report discusses the role that nongovernmental organizations, private sector initiatives, and individual civic deeds play during exteme emergencies. It is available here in PDF and website format.
Founded by psychologists, Life Matters, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides people with the proper education and mental health resources to live productive lives in times of crises.
This is the website for Louisiana State University's Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes. The site offers a comprehensive source of hurricane-related resources and links.
FEMA and NIC recently released three new resources outlining ways in which state and local incident managers can modify emergency operations plans and standard operating procedures to align with NIMS concepts and terminology.
The National Association of Development Organizations has prepared this report, titled "Regional Approaches to Homeland Security Planning and Preparedness." It examines the various regional initiatives, models, and strategies being used by state and local officials to improve preparedness, prevention, and response capactity for disasters.
Provides curriculum development in bioterrorism, training for public health professionals and first responders, development of model programs, a wide-ranging research agenda and public policy analysis around issues germane to disaster preparedness.
From the Dept. of Homeland Security, this outlines the aims of the NIMS, a system that intends to provide a nationwide approach for all governments to prepare, prevent, respond to, and recover from all manner of domestic incidents.
This National Organization On Disability tool provides an interactive directory of regional, state, and local disability-related emergency management resources.
A bimonthly periodical of the National Hazards Center. Covers current disaster issues, national, international and local disaster management, mitigation, education programs and other related topics.
This website for New Jersey's statewide interfaith disaster long-term recovery agency is dedicated to developing and responding to the needs of those recovering from 9/11 and any disaster affecting New Jersey residents.
New York City based non-profit federation of faith-based disaster readiness, response and recovery human service providers and philanthropies. NYDIS provides mitigation education and preparedness training for clergy, religious leaders, houses of worship and coordinative services for faith communities during a disaster. NYDIS also provides 9/11 and disaster recovery services as well as disaster planning coordiantion with government agencies on behalf if its members.
Facilitate by New York State Emergency Management Office. This Council supports CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)training programs and other interagency community preparedness and training programs. And provides monthly newsletters.
NYC DOHMH on-line portal for healthcare and mental health resources for preparing for disasters and public health emergencies.
Emergency Management Online Locator System (EMOLS) offers pertinent information about ongoing or potential emergencies in the City from hurricanes to nor'easters to terrorist attacks.
Archive of all previous editions of NYDIS' bi-weekly e-newsletter called NYDISnet. NYDISnet Alerts are distributed during emergencies or at the request of New York City Office of Emergency Management to provide urgent issues or news relevant to New York City clergy and religious communities. To sign-up for NYDISnet go to NYDIS.org
OSHA recently posted this safety checklist for organizations involved in disaster recovery. It focuses on the elimination and/or control of hazards faced by volunteer group members in disaster recovery demolition and construction.
Is a community center which offers support groups, programs, and respite for 9/11 volunteer and rescue workers.
Major Terroris Events and U.S. Outcomes (1993-2003)
Includes, recommendations for developing A Disaster Response Plan For Your Annual Conference.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's final statistics on fatalities and general damages caused by weather-related hazards in the U.S. in 2004. Available from the National Weather Service Office of Climate, Weather, and Water Services.
What to Do Next When Disaster Strikes is a CD resource for Episcopal congregations and clergy on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster.
The Guidlines for Mass Casualty Decontamination During Terrorist Chemical Agent Incident - Prepared by the United States Army Soldier and Biological Chemical Command (SBCCOM). This report addresses the issue of how to decontaminate large masses of people.