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AIRLINE SAFETY

Federal Aviation Administration – http://www.faa.gov
Security regulations, requirements for flying, what you can carry on board

National Transportation Safety Board – http://ntsb.gov
Descriptions of major accidents and recent accident reports. Investigations, statistics, formal results of accidental reports.

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AUTOMOBILE SAFETY AND DEFECTS

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov
Complaints, safety and recalls

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BIO-TERRORISM

CDC Bio-Terrorism
http://wwwbt.cdc.gov/
CDC page specific to emergency preparedness and response information on biological agents, disease and other threats. Regularly updated.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
http://www.osha.gov/
Search for articles on mail handling recommendations and air quality monitoring information for those working at scenes of terrorist attacks.

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COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS DURING DISASTERS

American Red Cross site used during disasters to notify family members that you are safe and well – https://disastersafe.redcross.org/

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CHEMICAL SAFETY/MSDS

MSDS’s on the Net
http://msds.ehs.cornell.edu/msdssrch.asp

Right-To-Know-Network, Environmental Toxics
http://www.rtk.net

EPA Office of Emergency Management, Chemical ER Preparedness
http://www.epa.gov/swercepp/

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CRIME PREVENTION

National Crime Prevention Council
http://www.ncpc.org/

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EARTHQUAKES

ABAG: Association of Bay Area Governments
http://quake.abag.ca.govEarthquake and Hazards Maps and Information
http://quake.abag.ca.gov/fixit/Home quake safety toolkit, resources for protecting your home
http://www.abag.ca.gov/bayarea/eqmaps/kids.htmlResources for kids to learn about disaster preparedness

USGS: Putting Down Roots In Earthquake Country and Protecting Your Family From Earthquakes – http://earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca/prepare
The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

American Red Cross
www.redcross.org

Financial preparation information:
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/0,1082,0_605_,00.html
http://quake.abag.ca.gov/business/

Disaster aid information:
http://www.fema.gov/about/process/

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EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Open directory project listing of sources
http://www.dmoz.org/Shopping/Home_and_Garden/Emergency_Supplies/

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FIRES

The Fire Safe Council
www.firesafecouncil.org

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
www.fire.ca.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency
www.fema.gov

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FLOODS

FEMA – Are You Ready?
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/flood.shtm

CDC- Floods
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/

National Flood Insurance Program
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/

Ready.gov – Floods
http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/floods.html

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IDENTITY THEFT

Federal Trade Commission – Fighting back against identity theft
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/

Cybercriminals most wanted
http://www.ccmostwanted.com/topics/idtheft.htm

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MEDICAL TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES WHEN THERE IS NO DOCTOR

Hesperian Foundation – free download of the book “Where There Is No Doctor” in English and many translations. Author David Werner with Carol Thuman and Jane Maxwell
http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download_email_form.php?next=publications_download_wtnd.php

Survival and Austere Medicine: An Introduction. Second Edition, 2005.Written and edited by the Remote, Wilderness and Third World Medicine Discussion Board Moderators.
www.aussurvivalist.com/downloads/AM%20Final%202.pdf

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

http://www.osha.gov

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PLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS

Ready.gov: Family Emergency Plan
http://www.ready.gov/america/makeaplan/index.html

Operation Hope Personal Disaster Preparedness Guide
http://www.operationhope.org/pdpg/

Ready.gov: Family Emergency Plan Adult Wallet Card (form)
http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/fep_download/FamEmePlan_Adult.pdf

Ready.gov: Family Emergency Plan Child Wallet Card (form)
http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/fep_download/FamEmePlan_Child.pdf

Ready.gov: Condensed Family Emergency Plan including wallet cards http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/familyemergencyplan.pdf

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POISON CONTROL

American Association of Poison Control Centers
http://www.aapcc.org/DNN/
Poison Control Hotline 1-800-222-1222

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PREPAREDNESS

CDC/HHS Pandemic Flu Planning Checklist
http://pandemicflu.gov/individualfamily/individuals.pdf

FEMA Are you ready? An in-depth guide to citizen preparedness
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

CDC and American Red Cross – emergency preparedness and response
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/ Get a kit, Make a plan, Be informed. Campaign to prepare individuals and families for emergencies and disasters. Lists specific items needed for emergency supply kit

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaa.gov Information on natural disasters, storm watch, ozone layer with satellite imagery

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
http://www.ready.gov/

U. S. Geological Service – Up to date information on hurricanes, extreme storms, volcanoes, earthquakes with links to preparedness recommendations
http://www.usgs.gov

ABAG: Association of Bay Area Governments. Earthquake and Hazards Maps and Information
http://quake.abag.ca.gov/

PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric company) Excellent tips for earthquake preparedness
http://www.pge.com/about/news/topics/earthquakesafety.shtml

Red Cross – Emergency Kit supply game
http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/rco_search?q=prepare4&submit=GO

Resources for kids to learn about disaster preparedness
http://www.fema.gov/kids/

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
http://www.aacap.org/press_releases/2005/0104.htm
Responding to Natural Disaster: AACAP’s Resources for Parents and Families

National Institute of Mental Health-
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/violence.cfm
Recommendations on helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disaster

American Psychological Association-
http://www.apahelpcenter.org/articles/article.php?id=22
Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering From Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

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SECURITY/TERRORISM

U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal
http://www.firstgov.gov
Central home page for all national government links. Search by topics.

Office of Homeland Security
http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland
Press releases. Information on emergency preparedness.

U.S. Postal Service
http://www.usps.gov
Search for updates on mail, safe handling of mail and government positions on mail handling.

Cybercrime Awareness, Safety and Prevention website -
http://www.ccmostwanted.com/mostwantedterr.htm
America’s most wanted cyber terrorists, with pictures.
Email or phone (1-866-483-5137)

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov
Search for articles on water supply security, air quality monitoring tables, FAQ

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
http://www.fbi.gov
Information on the hunt for the terrorists, most-wanted photos, rewards for information leading to capture of Bin Laden, anthrax cases. Link to place to leave tips. To report information by phone 1-800-CRIMETV

Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center -
http://www.cbiac.apgea.army.mil/resources/directory/dom_prepar.html
The clearinghouse for information on all aspects of chemical and biological defense technology.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov
Department of Health and Human Services home page: how to get help.

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TRANSPORTATION SAFETY

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/
Safety and investigation of all air, highway, marine, rail, pipeline, hazardous materials incidents

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UTILITIES

PG&E How to turn off natural gas. Call utility to turn it back on.
http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/gaselectricsafety/turngasoff/

PG&E How to turn electricity off and on
http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/gaselectricsafety/electriconoff/

Generator safety
http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/gaselectricsafety/electricgenerator/

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WATER (for drinking) SAFETY AND PURIFICATION

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water
ttp://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/travel/emergency_disinfection.html

A Guide to Drinking Water Treatment Technologies for Household Use
Online slots
http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/travel/household_water_treatment.html

Water-related emergencies and outbreaks (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/

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WATER-RELATED DISEASES AND CONTAMINANTS IN PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS (CDC)

http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/drinking/public/water_diseases.html

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WEATHER RELATED DISASTER INFORMATION

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
http://www.noaa.gov Information on natural disasters, storm watch, ozone layer with satellite imagery

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WORLDWIDE PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
http://www.cdc.gov

WHO (World Health Organization)
http://www.who.int

Australia: portal for Information on Avian Influenza
http://www.avianinfluenza.com.au

Canada: Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/new_e.html
The Canadian equivalent to the CDC

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