Use this website to help you plan ahead in case of a disaster. Be sure to check out the resources specifically for kids and businesses. This website is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Watch this video about how to respond to a bomb threat.
Books From the Catalog
The Disaster-Ready Home by Creek StewartA complete, step-by-step manual for safely sheltering-in-place at home so you are prepared for any disaster or disease. If a disaster forces you to shelter in place, do you think you have everything you need to safely and comfortably stay put in your home? If the answer is no, The Disaster-Ready Home will help you create a safe, well-stocked place to weather out any emergency. Survival expert and bestselling author Creek Stewart gives you a step-by-step emergency preparedness plan to meet your food, water, heat, and sanitation needs during any disaster. Including detailed lists, photographs, and complete instructions to make the plan easy to follow, this book is the only resource you need for a disaster. You'll learn how to: -Create an emergency pantry stocked with enough food for the timeframe of your choice--from two weeks to three months to a full year -Select and store food that fits your taste, diet, and budget -Easily rotate and use your emergency food supply, so nothing goes to waste -Set up long-term water storage and renewable water sources -Cook food and boil water when your kitchen appliances aren't working -Safely heat and light your home when the power is out -Effectively manage sanitation issues if running water is unavailable -And much more! With daily headlines dominated by disease and disasters, the need to be prepared has never been more evident. This practical, field-tested guide will help you protect and provide for your family when any situation arises.
Publication Date: 2022-01-04
In Case of Emergency: the Family Disaster Organizer by Allison StewartBe prepared for any emergency situation with this personalized organizer to help keep you and your family safe no matter what the crisis. With the increase in earthquakes, terrible storms, pandemics, and other emergencies, it's more important than ever to be ready for the unexpected. Owning an emergency kit and stocking up on essentials is a great place to start, but you will also need advice on how to respond to specific emergencies. Keeping yourself organized is key to how quickly you can respond in a worst-case scenario. In Case of Emergency: The Family Disaster Organizer is the perfect way to collect and organize the valuable information that will help you survive a crisis. Featuring expert guidance for real-life emergencies, basic first aid information, as well as places to record everything from evacuation plans to emergency contacts and your family's medical history, this practical book will ensure that you truly have all the information you need when disaster strikes. Now you can put your mind at ease knowing that you've taken the necessary steps to prepare your family for any emergency situation that may come your way.
Publication Date: 2020-12-08
IT's a DISASTER! ... and What Are YOU Gonna Do about It? 5th Edition by Bill Liebsch; Janet LiebschFedHealth's customizable IT'S A DISASTER! ...and what are YOU gonna do about it? book is a unique tool for agencies, businesses and organizations to help local communities prepare for the unexpected. The paperback provides quick-reference instructional bullets in 2-color format with tips on what people should think about and do before, during and after specific types of emergencies and disasters, as well as how to administer basic first aid. A majority of the data was compiled from various publications provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, the CDC, Public Safety Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada and others.
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Practical First Aid by Pippa KeechThis authoritative manual brings safe, accessible and reliable first aid information into one handy volume. . How to cope and care in an emergency - from splints, simple bandages and slings to life-saving techniques. . Designed to help you assess, recognize and handle medical emergencies of all kinds swiftly, calmly and efficiently. . Deals in detail with every level of problem, from sickness and headaches to serious incidents. . Special chapters on everyday health care and life-saving techniques for babies and small children. Dr Pippa Keech, MB ChB MRCGP is an experienced family and hospital doctor with particular expertise in emergency medicine and psychiatry. Over the years, her work has involved her in the full spectrum of emergency care, from dealing with relatively minor complaints and injuries, to major trauma and resuscitation.
Publication Date: 2022-06-27
The Safety Trap by Spencer CoursenThreat management expert Spencer Coursen offers proactive strategies to protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of hostile encounters and emergency situations in The Safety Trap: A Security Expert's Secrets for Staying Safe in a Dangerous World. Despite what the news and social media would have you believe, we have never lived in a safer time than we are now. Unfortunately, we live under a false sense of security enforced by authorities that only alleviates fears without reducing risk. We have placed our personal safety, and our responsibilities of guarding it, into the hands of people trained only to respond to crises, not actively prevent them. Our blind faith in institutions to protect us has only dulled our natural survival instincts. The truth is that when we feel safest is actually when we are in the most danger. This is the paradox of The Safety Trap. When you don't expect danger, you simply fail to see the signs that something bad is about to happen. But the signs are always there, and staying safe is about training yourself to see them. In easy-to-implement methods of maintaining vigilance, assessing risk, and taking preventative measures, you'll discover how to be alert without anxiety and know how to best protect and defend yourself on the job, in school, in public places, at home, and online. With Coursen's simple formula of Awareness + Preparation = Safety as your guide--as well as real world examples of managing threats--you will learn how to develop the skills and confidence to reclaim your own security and avoid The Safety Trap.