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Emergency Preparedness Online,
Fifth Edition

A resource directory for emergency preparedness, response, recovery, and accessible communications

The science of emergency situations is very important because awareness can save lives, so it is studied in all educational institutions. At, you can find many research papers and essays on this topic.

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Introduction and Updates - [download PDF] | [download Word]

Site Map (Table of Contents) - [download PDF] | [download Word]

Get all 30 articles for 2008 in a single PDF file [download PDF]

  1. The Federal Communications Commission - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. Updates on FCC
    3. EAS State Plans
    4. How to file a complaint with the FCC
    5. FCC Links
    6. FCC Accessibility Resources
  2. Department of Homeland Security: The ICC - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. The Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)
    2. The Disability Preparedness Resource Center
    3. Emergency Preparedness NOW
    4. The Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network (CEPIN)
    5. Contact the ICC
    6. DHS and ICC Resources
  3. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. Individuals with Special Needs: Preparing and Planning
    2. Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Special Needs
    3. Are You Ready?
    4. FEMA's Digital Emergency Alert System (DEAS)
    5. The Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2006
    6. Contact FEMA
  4. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Telecommunication Access (RERC-TA)
    3. Accessible Emergency Notification Communication Conference
    4. Wireless RERC
    5. List of RERCs and Contacts
    6. RERC Comments sumbitted to FCC October 2004, in Review of EAS
    7. RERC Accessibility Resources
  5. The National Organization on Disability (NOD) - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. The Emergency Preparedness Initiative
    2. Interactive Map of Disability and Emergency Preparedness Resources
    3. Guide on the Special Needs of People with Disabilities
    4. NOD Accessibility Resources
  6. Emergency Preparedness in Schools - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. U.S. Department of Education
    3. National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
    4. The REMS Technical Assistance Center
    5. Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
    6. The Community Emergency Response Network (CERN)
    7. School Actions for Emergencies (SAFE) Center
    8. School Accessibility Resources
  7. The U.S. Department of Labor - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
    3. The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
    4. ODEP Website
    5. Department of Labor Accessibility Resources
  8. The Media Security and Reliability Council - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. The Mission of the MSRC
    3. Primary Working Groups Within the MSRC
    4. MSRC Members
    5. MSRC Accessibility Resources
  9. The Partnership for Public Warning - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. The PPW's Recommendation & Complete 2004 Report to the FCC
    3. EAS: An Assessment
    4. Reports Issued by PPW
    5. 1981 State & Local Memorandum of Understanding
    6. Partnership for Public Warning Accessibility Resources
  10. Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. SBCA Membership Division
    3. SBCA on EAS
    4. Satellite Radio
    5. Satellite Radio Accessibility Resources
  11. NHK and current EAS Research and Development in Japan - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. Digital Television
    3. Portable Devices
    4. Accessible "Barrier Free" Technology
  12. The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. ISDR Mission
    3. UN and ISDR Events
    4. The Interagency Taskforce on Disaster Reduction
  13. National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. NCAM's Technology Opporunities Program (TOP) Grant
    2. NCAM's Accessibility Resources
  14. Bridge Multimedia - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. EAS Related Activities in Progress
    3. Bridge Multimedia's Other MicroSites
    4. Bridge Multimedia's Media Production Services
  15. MITRE Coporation - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. MITRE's Recommendations to NTIA
    3. Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs)
  16. Disability Funders Network - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. General Information
    2. DFN’s Preparedness Initiative
    3. Disaster Relief
  17. Of Related Interest - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. American Red Cross Disaster Services
    2. Disaster News Network
    3. Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association (DERA)
    4. Emergency Response Resource Map
    5. National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
    6. The U.S. Department of Transportation
  18. Additional Disability Resources - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. Disability Centers
    2. Domestic Preparedness
    3. Emergency Managers
    4. Fire Safety
    5. Health Centers
    6. Katrina-Related Resources
    7. Pediatrics and Geriatrics
    8. Transportation
    9. United States Agencies
  19. Emergency Preparedness Online Community Link - [download PDF] | [download Word]
    1. The Common Alerting Protocol
    2. Emergency Info Online Community Link
    3. Emergency Preparedness and Communication Statistics
    4. Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Events
  20. Be Prepared (National Preparedness Month)
    1. I. Get a Kit
    2. II. Make a Plan
    3. III. Stay Informed
    4. IV. Get Involved
Appendix: FCC § 79.2 --Closed Captioning and Video Description of Video Programming: Accessibility of programming providing emergency information - [download PDF] | [download Word]

Glossary - [download PDF] | [download Word]

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