Disaster and Emergency Resources
Crisisweb - The International Crisis Group Online System: ICG is a private international organization dedicated to increasing the ability of countries and societies to understand and respond to impending crises. Reports, analysis and publications can be found on this site.
Disaster and Emergency Management on the Internet: A well organized and comprehensive link directory to information, services, organizations around the globe for disasters and emergencies of all kinds.
Disaster Handouts and Links: From David Baldwin's award winning Trauma Information website. This page includes links to online handouts and factsheets on deal with traumatic stress in a variety of disaster situations, links to disaster tracking websites and organizations -- including both natural and man-made disasters such as terrorism, disaster mental health guides, emergency services and more.
Disaster Mental Health: A collection of detailed information designed to help mental health workers assist disaster / trauma victims and fellow relief workers / crisis counselors.
Disaster Mental Health Institute: The mission of the Institute is the promotion, development, and application of both practice and research in disaster mental health. Their site includes links to other disaster mental health organizations, online publications, public and professional education programs and much more.
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association International: DERA seeks assist communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and to serve as a professional association linking professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of emergency preparedness and management.
North American Fire Fighters Veterans Network: N.A.F.F.V.N. is dedicated to the education of fire fighters, and first responders to the issues of job stress, burnout and post-traumatic stress reactions. Helpful information, networking contacts and a collection of helpful links are all provided.
Red Cross / Red Crescent International: Their sites list all activities, research, publications of the International organization, along with links to all national and regional Red Cross / Red Crescent services.
Impact: Impact’s activities, particularly in promoting psycho-social care, are ultimately aimed at promoting disaster awareness and disaster preparedness in the European Union, including natural disasters, animal disease, pandemics and bio-terrorism.
New Brunswick Critical Incident Stress Management Program: Descriptions of this provincial service, including links to background information, web sites of interest, and government contacts.
SARBC: Search And Rescue British Columbia site, with a wealth of data on search and rescue in B.C., specialized and government information for SAR teams and section on CISM for SAR members and the victims they serve.
Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch: The Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch (EPRB) coordinates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) emergency preparedness and response activities.
Disaster Technical Assistance Center: Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) assists the States and Territories with “all-hazards” disaster response planning, response, communication and technical assistance.
Disasterhelp.gov: Disasterhelp.gov is a one-stop portal for disaster preparedness and response information, launched today to test its ability to maximize the availability of information to first responders to minimize the effects of a disaster.
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency: The U.S. main emergency/disaster response and support agency. This site is filled with information on FEMA, it's programs and resource material on disaster/emergency management.
National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation: NADA/F is a non-profit organization which seeks and advocates to improve the treatment of the families/survivors of aircraft disasters as well as advocating for prevention and higher standards of safety in the air industry. This organization represents aviation professionals as well as the survivors, family members and others impacted by over 35 aviation disasters. Their site includes sign-up information, support and informational links, a history and background of the organization and more.
National Education Association Crisis Communications Guide and Toolkit: A complete program for developing crisis plan for schools, including pre-crisis organization, actions to be taken during a crisis involving a schools, post-crisis activities and tools for educators.
National Next of Kin Registry: NOKR, a free service provided by a non-profit agency, supported by many US government agencies, is the only organization globally that provides a free emergency contact resource of this kind, to both citizens and to emergency agencies. Many people think that if they are carrying a driver's license, identification card or credit cards, authorities will know who their emergency contact is. The fact is these forms of identity only indicate who you are not who should be contacted in the event of urgent need. To add to this problem, often times your current identification is not updated or readily available and it becomes very difficult and complex to locate next of kin. Who will speak for you or your family member when they can't? NOKR is the solution.
National Transport Safety Board Family Affairs: Links to a series of sites, booklets or collections of articles dealing with the families /survivors of aircraft disaster victims.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster: NVOAD coordinates planning efforts by many voluntary organizations responding to disaster. Member organizations provide more effective and less duplication in service by getting together before disasters strike. Once disasters occur, NVOAD or an affiliated state VOAD encourages members and other voluntary agencies to convene on site. This cooperative effort has proven to be the most effective way for a wide variety of volunteers and organizations to work together in a crisis
Natural Hazards Disaster Center: The goal of the Center is to strengthen communication among researchers and the individuals, organizations, and agencies concerned with reducing damages caused by disasters.
Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) : The Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is dedicated to preventing and reducing terrorism and mitigating its effects. They feel they have a special obligation to first responders - police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and all of the others who are first on the scene in the aftermath of terrorist activity.
US State Department Crisis Awareness and Preparedness: Meant for US citizens traveling overseas, this page contains links to information, organizations and services to help tourists/travelers stay informed and prepared in the event of any disaster, natural or otherwise.