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Disaster Readiness Information

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Site Management.


The Ready.Gov web site has resources for individuals and businesses.

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ)

  • Resources for Public Emergency Preparedness.

  • New AHRQ Planning Guide for Mass Medical Care When Demand Is Greater than Resources - AHRQ released a condensed version of a mass medical care planning guide that contains updated resources and new information specific to H1N1. Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources: The Essentials is a resource for community planners to prepare for public health emergencies, such as pandemic flu, when demand for medical resources outweighs supply. The 70-page guide sets out a framework of basic steps that planners may take to prepare for a mass casualty event. It addresses key questions that each community should ask to properly plan for a well coordinated operational response. The guide addresses ethical and legal issues and provides tips on preparing for the provision of services to address pre-hospital, acute hospital care, alternative care sites, and palliative care during disaster conditions. To illustrate how to apply these basic principles, the guide also includes a special section on influenza pandemic preparedness. This new resource is an abbreviated version of AHRQ’s Mass Medical Care With Scarce Resources: a Community Planning GuideMass Medical Care With Scarce Resources: The Essentials was prepared by Sally J. Phillips, R.N., Ph.D., and Kelly J. Johnson, M.P.H., of AHRQ and Ann Knebel, R.N., D.N.Sc., of the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. A print copy is available by sending an e-mail to

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources.

American Red Cross
Delaware Department of Public Health (DPH) Public Health Preparedness Section (PHPS)

DPH PHPS is responsible for planning and coordinating response to public health emergencies. Check out the PHPS web site for resources.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

The AHA web site has a section dedicated to Emergency Preparedness