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News in Emergency Preparedness & Training

It is important to stay prepared in the time of an emergency. It could be a natural disaster, man-made accident, or terrorist attack. The resources on this page will provide you with information on planning, training, organizing, and exercising a plan during an emergency situation.


LATEST NEWS & TRENDS IN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746).
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First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet)

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within NTIA to provide emergency responders with the first nationwide, high-speed, broadband network dedicated to public safety.
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Guide for Improving Survivability in Active Shooter Incidents

Recent improvised explosive device (IED) and active shooter incidents reveal that some traditional practices of first responders need to be realigned and enhanced to improve survivability of victims and the safety of first responders caring for them.
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Health Resources for Children in Disasters and Emergencies

The intent of this compendium is to consolidate the multitude of resources available across a variety of organizations, Web sites, databases and training sites, making the search for relevant materials simpler and more direct.
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Severe Weather Preparedness Training Video

Severe weather preparedness from the University of Oklahoma video.
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