Learning More

Learning More

Learning More

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:

Ready.Gov - A website managed by FEMA

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

American Red Cross

A website managed by the American Red Cross

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Flu Resources, including H1N1 (swine flu):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website (see also U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicese and U.S. Department of Health and Human Servicese Public Health Emergency)

Website of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

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

Federal Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Management Institute courses

Getting Involved

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

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

Red Cross

Citizen Corp

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Resources for Those with Disabilities

Prepare for Emergency or Disaster

National Organization on Disability

Resources for Businesses and Organizations:

Ready - Plan Ahead for Disasters

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Influenza

Small Business Association (search for “disaster preparedness”)

USA.Gov - Small Business

Ad Council Website

Resources for Pets

Prepare for an Emergency or Disaster

United Animal Nations

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

National Organization on Disability

Additional Resources

Town of Watertown

Watertown Commission on Disability

Massachusetts Support