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Here are some resources to help you learn more about emergency preparedness. Use the links to prepare your household, your business and your community…

 

General Emergency Preparedness Resources:

 

www.Ready.gov

A website managed by FEMA.

 

www.dhs.gov

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

www.fema.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

 

www.redcross.org

American Red Cross

 

www.prepare.org

A website managed by the American Red Cross

 

www.state.ma.us/mema

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

 

 

 

Flu Resources, including H1N1 (swine flu):

 

www.flu.gov

A website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(see also www.hhs.gov and www.hhs.gov/disasters)

 

www.state.ma.us/dph

Website of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

 

www.cdc.gov

Website of the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control

 

 

 

Online learning

 

ICS100—Explore the basics of the Incident Command System.

NIMS700—Learn the basics of the National Incident Management System.

http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp CHECK THIS

 

Emergency Management Institute courses: http://training.fema.gov and http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/edu/

 

 

Getting Involved

 

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC): www.medicalreservecorps.gov

(For information on Watertown’s MRC, contact the Watertown Health Department at 617-972-6446 or visit )

 

Red Cross: www.redcross.org

 

Citizen Corps: www.citizencorps.gov

 

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): www.citizencorps.gov/CERT

 

 

Resources for Those with Disabilities

 

www.prepare.org

 

www.disability.gov/emergency_preparedness

 

www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/specialplans.shtm

 

www.nod.org  National Organization on Disability

 

 

 

Resources for Businesses and Organizations:

 

www.ready.gov

 

www.flu.gov

 

www.sba.gov  Small Business Association (search for “disaster preparedness”)

 

www.business.gov/expand/emergency-preparedness

 

www.adcouncil.org

 

 

 

Resources for Pets

 

www.prepare.org

 

www.uan.org  United Animal Nations

 

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

www.aspca.org/pet-care/disaster-preparedness/aspca_pet_

preparedness_full_page.pdf

 

www.nod.org  National Organization on Disability

 

 

Additional Resources

 

www.watertown-ma.gov     Town of Watertown  

www.wcod.org     Watertown Commission on Disability

www.mass.gov/eohhs/masssupport     Mass. Support