Who's in Charge? Locating Emergency Planning Agencies in Your Area
Individuals, families, and organizations who want to learn more about emergency plans for their communities, and about how to have a voice in the planning process, may find the following resources useful in locating those who are in charge:
Ready America (www.ready.gov). This Web site of the Department of Homeland Security includes an interactive map that leads to state and local government resources with information on preparedness in their areas.
National Organization on Disability’s Interactive Map of Disability and Emergency Preparedness Resources (www.nod.org/EPIResources/interactive_map.html). This Web resource of N.O.D.’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative is an interactive online map of federal, regional, state, and local disability and related emergency management resources. Users can click on the map to view a list of links to disability and emergency preparedness resources in their states.
Citizen Corps (www.citizencorps.gov). Citizen Corps is the Department of Homeland Security’s grassroots effort to provide opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training, participate in community exercises, and volunteer to support local first responders. These opportunities are offered through state and local Citizens Corps Councils. This Web site includes links to the local and state councils across the country as well as to partner programs.
PandemicFlu.gov (www.pandemicflu.gov). This Web site of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes an interactive map with links to each state’s pandemic planning information and contacts, along with other information.
Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/201/default.html). Citation: Moseley, C., Salmi, P., Johnstone, C. & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Spring/Summer 2007). Impact: Feature Issue on Disaster Preparedness and People with Disabilities, 20(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].