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 Emergency Preparedness Sites

  Ready America- Dept. of Homeland Security
  PEMA: Planning Guides
  Best Programs for Homeland Security Online Degree

 Emergency Preparedness Documents

911 Emergency Telephone application.pdf
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Comprehensive Preparedness Guide.pdf
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Influenza Pandemic.pdf
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Special Needs Emergency Preparedness tips.pdf
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  WPSARDC is providing cell phones at no cost to seniors and special needs families for emergencies only. The phones have the ability to access 911 in an emergency.

"Condition Red" - Most people have no disaster plan at all.  They believe that in the event of a disaster, emergency services will rush to their front door to aid them.  This video proves that is not always, or even usually, the case.  When a disaster strikes, services may be stretched to their limit leaving citizens to fend for themselves.  Drawing on the experiences of various communities, this video helps community leaders teach citizens that instead of being totally reliant on the government and emergency services, they can take steps to empower themselves.  It is easier than they think.  Something as simple as picking up a few extra bandages or batteries for their disaster kit can go a long way in surviving the effects of an emergency.  With their newly gained disaster prep knowledge they and their families will feel confident about dealing with any emergency.


"Lost . . . But Found, Safe and Sound" TM
This 12-minute, professionally produced video is designed to show children, ages 4-12, what to do

if they become lost in remote areas such as parks or forests. It follows the actions and thinking of 7-year-old Kelly, who sets out on a long-awaited hike on a beautiful day in the woods with her parents and brother. She runs ahead, gets separated from the rest of the family and becomes lost.

Kelly initially panics and runs aimlessly looking for her family. She then realizes she is lost, and she begins to recall the time a park ranger came to her school and explained what to do in this kind of situation. Gradually, as day turns to night, Kelly takes the appropriate actions and spends the night alone in her "nest" in the woods.

The next morning she is found safe and sound by Leni the search dog and his handlers, Brooke and Marion. Although cold, Kelly is fine because she remembered what to do.

Anne Tubiolo of the National Park Service Interpretive Design Center at Harpers Ferry produced the video with a generous grant from the National Park Foundation. The video is set in Shenandoah National Park, but it is appropriate for any geographic setting.


 CDC Emergency Preparedness