Reference Materials: Mitigation

  • Children and Disaster Resources. This resources page, created and maintained by the IAEM Children and Disaster Caucus is now divided into five sections: Resources for EM Practitioners; Children and Disasters; Disasters and Schools; Disasters and Child Care; and Resources for Children and Families.
  • Children’s Disaster Book List. (updated June 10, 2020) A living document prepared and maintained by the IAEM Children and Disaster Caucus that provides a quick look into (e.g. list) what is available to enable disaster preparedness conversations with young children and youth.
  • Deadliest American Disasters and Large-Loss-of-Life Events Website. Resource established by B. Wayne Blanchard, Ph.D. in 2017, with the objective of the site to be the most complete and authoritative source in one place on the deadliest American/U.S. disasters and other large-loss-of-life events (10 or more lives lost). New material is added, and existing material updated regularly.
  • Disaster Resource Guide. The Disaster Resource Guide is a source for information, articles, products and services for business continuity, disaster mitigation, recovery and emergency management.
  • Emergency Management Forum. The EM Forum promotes dynamic exchange of emergency management information. It seeks to provide innovative solutions to EM challenges by encouraging the use of currently available technologies by disaster professionals and volunteers. Log in for online forum sessions or read transcripts of past forum events.
  • Emergency Management Professional Organization for Women's Enrichment™ (EMPOWER). The emergency management organization for women, Emergency Management Professional Organization for Women's Enrichment™ (EMPOWER), is a 501(c)(3) that was created to build a platform where professionals can come together to share experiences, build skills, and expand and deepen industry knowledge. This vision will facilitate the advancement and enrichment of women in emergency management. EMPOWER is about strengthening and uniting women to encourage and enthusiastically support their growth and success.
  • Emergency Service Sector Coodinating Council. Established in July of 2004, the Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council (ESSCC) is an independent, unfunded coalition of organizations that represent the emergency services sector. It represents emergency response and security elements primarily across State, local, tribal and territorial emergency responder communities. The mission of the ESSCC is to protect and promote the capability of the ESS to provide services to the public, the other sectors and the nation.
  • The Essential Emergency Manager. Video produced by New York City Office of Emergency Management that explains what emergency managers do and how they do it.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters.
  • GetPandemicReady.org. GetPandemicReady.org was created by members of a grassroots, volunteer organization called the Get Pandemic Ready Team (GPR Team). The GPR Team is a group of concerned citizens committed to personal preparation and community resiliency as the foundation for getting though a pandemic. Members of the team used their own experiences and extensive research to gather practical and time-efficient advice to help families prepare for a pandemic. GetPandemicReady.org is intended as a complement to the CDC's PandemicFlu.gov, to provide everyday people with straightforward information and easy-to-follow advice about how to prepare and protect you and your family in the event of a wide-spread influenza outbreak.
  • Heritage Preservation: The National Institute for Conservation. Heritage Preservation co-sponsors with FEMA the Heritage Emergency National Task Force (nearly 30 member organizations) to help institutions and individuals learn how to protect their valuables from disasters of all types and how best to respond if the worst happens.
  • Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov). A secure and restricted-access national network of Lessons Learned and Best Practices for emergency response providers and homeland security officials.
  • Levees in the United States, infographic, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
  • NASCIO Moving Forward Leadership Toolkit for State CISOs (National Association of State Chief Information Officers, 16 Oct 2015)
  • UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The ISDR aims at building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development, with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to natural hazards and related technological and environmental disasters. This Web site is a great source of global news on disaster reduction efforts, and it is worth subscribing to the UNISDR Highlights e-newsletter.
  • U.S. Census Bureau Handbook for Consultation with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes (04/16/12)
    The Handbook for Consultation with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes was posted online this week and is now accessible via the American Indian and Alaska Native Resources page. The Census Bureau collects data for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population and publishes AIAN specific counts, estimates, and statistics at many geographic levels. The Tribal Resource (AIAN) website highlights the Census Bureau's relationship with tribal governments and provides important AIAN and tribal resources.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation