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NATIONAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Emergency Preparedness Site.
Disasters and Emergencies Sections, with links to disaster resources.
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to helping first responders nation-wide by ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared, equipped and trained for any situation, and by bringing together information and resources to prepare for and respond to a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency.
The Homeland Security Institute (HSI) is a Studies and Analysis Federally Funded Research and Development Center. HSI delivers independent and objective analyses and advises in core areas important to its sponsor in support of policy development, decision-making, analysis of alternative approaches, and evaluation of new ideas on issues of significance.
The Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) revision project, led by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority and funded by HRSA Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness and Planning grants. HICS is a methodology for using ICS in a hospital/healthcare environment. HICS is an incident management system based on the Incident Command System (ICS), that assists hospitals in improving their emergency management planning, response, and recovery capabilities for unplanned and planned events.
FEMA's responsibilities include reducing the loss of life and property in emergency situations and protecting the nation's critical infrastructure through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
The NDMS is located within the Operations Branch of the
Response Division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. It is primarily responsible
for responding to the medical needs of disaster affected populations
in major emergencies and Federally declared disasters.
The NIMS Integration Center
was established by the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide strategic direction for an oversight of the National Incident Management System ... supporting both routine maintenance and the continuous refinement
of the system and its components over the long term".
Information about coping with traumatic events.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2003
Operation LIBERTY SHIELD is designed to increase protections for America's citizens and infrastructure while maintaining the free flow of goods and people across our borders. It focuses on border security, transportation security, public health, federal response resources, and threat disruption.
The Department of Defense's lead laboratory for medical aspects of biological warfare defense, USAMRIID conducts research to develop vaccines, drugs and diagnostics for laboratory and field use. In addition to developing medical countermeasures, USAMRIID formulates strategies, information, procedures, and training programs for medical defense against biological threats.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. Comprising five bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities. HRSA oversees organ, tissue and bone marrow donation. It supports programs that prepare against bioterrorism, compensate individuals harmed by vaccination, and maintains databases that protect against health care malpractice and health care waste, fraud and abuse.
DHS educates the public, on a continuing basis, about how to prepare for a national emergency, including a possible terrorist attack.
As an entity of the Department of Homeland Security and
the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the USFA
is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies,
through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support. This includes
Incident Command Study Courses.
US National Library of Medicine is the world's largest biomedical library. The library; explores the uses of computer and communication technologies to improve the organization and use of biomedical information, educates users about available sources of information so that they may conduct their own research concerning medical topics, acts as a supplemental resource after local, regional, and other national resources have been contacted, and provides grants.