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Emergency Preparednessemergency-preparedness-checklist

Wisconsin county and tribal aging programs can get support and technical assistance in the area of emergency preparedness by contacting GWAAR’s Emergency Preparedness Team (E-Team) which includes Jayne Mullins and Carrie Porter.

The following resources are for county and tribal aging program staff:

INDEX

Best Practices (submit your plans or committee structures to be put here)
Emergency Nutrition

General Preparedness Resources
Grants for Disaster and Preparedness Activities
Resources for Professionals and Organizations
Resources for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers
ADA Considerations in Planning

Training and Webinars

Volunteers in Disasters
Reports/Reading

Best Practices

Emergency Preparedness: A Guide for Aging Units - Preparing Your Agency
This resource guide provides an overview of Wisconsin aging unit emergency preparedness responsibilities, helpful ideas, and links to resources that can be used when creating your agency’s emergency preparedness plan.

September 2013 National Preparedness Month Toolkit

Identifying Vulnerable Older Adults and Legal Options for Increasing Protection During All-Hazards Emergencies (CDC)
A cross-sector guide offering strategies and best practices for identifying individuals who may need assistance during an emergency.

Jefferson County Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan PowerPoint

Pierce County COOP Plan

Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare (SNAP)
Community organizing program for emergency preparedness.

September is National Preparedness Month PowerPoint 
It’s the perfect time to plan those activities identified in your upcoming three-year plan cycle. This PowerPoint will assist you in getting started so that you, those you work with, and those who depend on the services you provide are prepared should disaster strike. As the material states: we urge you to do something meaningful, measurable, and visible this year.

SERVE Montana
Talks about the neighborhood preparedness parties.

Washington State
Map your neighborhood initiative.

Emergency Nutrition

Emergency Handbook for Food Managers

Food Safety In Emergencies – Foodsafety.gov

Food Safety In Power Outages – U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

See the Emergency Preparedness Toolkit & Other Nutrition Materials page (new page) for materials specific to emergency planning for nutrition programs.

General Preparedness Resources

Administration on Aging: Emergency Assistance Guide

American Public Health Association Get Ready Campaign
English and Spanish fact sheets about emergencies, preparedness, materials for media and policy makers, and more.

American Red Cross: Preparedness Fast Facts for All Types of Disasters
Preparedness handouts/inserts for all types of disasters in English and Spanish.

Department of Homeland Security   
Preparedness, response, and recovery resources.

Public Health Practices Resource Guide
Resources for enhancing emergency preparedness response and response for at-risk populations, behavioral health, pandemics, bioterrorism, radiation emergencies, and more.

ReadyWI.gov
WI Emergency Management's site with readiness information, emergency kit, and planning tools. Includes pandemic planning.

Ready.gov
Readiness information for individuals and businesses for all types of disasters. Planning tools and disaster kit materials.

Listo.gov
Readiness and planning information from Ready.gov in Spanish.

ReadyIndianCountry.gov
Readiness and planning information specific to Native American tribes.

Summer Safety: Heat and the Elderly (YouTube video)
Heat during the summer can be rough for anyone, but the elderly and those with limited mobility may be more at risk. Dr. LaVona Traywick, assistant professor-gerontology for the University of Arkansas, provides a few tips to keep your temperature regulated during the summer months.

TRIAD
A partnership of law enforcement, agencies, and older adults focusing on safety and crime prevention for older adults.

Wisconsin Emergency Management

WI Emergency Response Plan

Grants for Disaster and Preparedness Activities

DHS/FEMA Grants
Information on grant funding for preparedness activities and after disasters.

Resources for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers: Personal Preparedness

American Red Cross Homepage
Family, schools, and workplace preparedness tools and resources.

DisasterAssistance.gov
Access to disaster help and resources.

Disaster Planning for Your Pets

Disaster Preparedness Workbook For Seniors, By Seniors

Do1Thing
Monthly things you can do to prepare for emergencies. Includes an online tracking program and email updates.

Emergency Communication Services for Military Families: American Red Cross

Family Financial Toolkit
Recovering after a disaster for those financially affected by disasters.

Fire Safety for Older Adults: US Fire Administration

Flood Recovery Information and Checklists – North Dakota State University

Independent Living Resources

Just in Case
NFCSP readiness guide and checklist for older adults and caregivers.

Mental Health First Aid
Training to help communities understand and respond to mental illness and psychiatric emergencies.

Online Preparedness Plans for Individuals and Businesses

Pet Preparedness
Fact sheets for large and small animals, livestock, reptiles, and birds – Palo Alto Humane Society.

Preparedness and Response: Administration on Aging

Preparing for Power Outages for Those With Electric Medical Devices

Publications: It Could Happen to Me and The Calm Before the Storm, Family Conversations about Disaster Planning, Caregiving, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia

Scroll to the bottom for tip sheets for individuals with disabilities, medical conditions, psychiatric, cognitive, or mobility impairments, using life support systems, and more.

Recovering After a Disaster: American Red Cross
Get assistance recovering from disasters and locate loved ones.

Wildfire Preparedness and Evacuation Guide – Truckee, California

Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

The Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) provides crisis counseling, support and information, and referral services to individuals and their families who are struggling to recover from any natural or man-made disaster, incident of mass violence, or any event that can cause significant psychological distress. Disaster behavioral health preparedness and responce resources. The Helpline, available 24/7 and year-round, assists other service providers with localized outreach efforts in states and localities before, during, and after significant or major disasters.

You can also text the helpline by texting TalkWithUs to 66746; Spanish speakers can text "Hablanos". It is also available though Facebook and Twitter.

Resources for Professionals in the Workplace

Cybersecurity Awareness: Stop. Think. Connect.

FAST (Functional Assessment Service Teams)
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS) is leading a statewide initiative to identify; recruit; and train state, regional, and local FASTs in support of local and tribal government in sheltering people who have been displaced from their homes during a disaster.

Flu.gov
Influenza and pandemic planning materials.

Preparedness Planning for Businesses
Tools for businesses to plan, implement, and practice emergency readiness plans for natural disasters to widespread workplace illnesses.

Functional Needs of People with Disabilities
A guide for emergency managers, planners, and responders.

Pandemic Planning: NACCHO
Planning for Active Shooter/Dangerous Person Incidents

Prepare My Business, U.S. Small Business Administration – Webinars
Prepare Your Workplace and Employees: American Red Cross

Resources for Aging Network Professionals: Administration on Aging
  
Tips for Evacuating Vulnerable People
Workplace Readiness for Individuals With Disabilities: National Organization on Disability

ADA Considerations in Planning

ADA Best Practices Toolkit
ADA checklist for emergency management policies, procedures, and shelters.

Emergency Planning for People With Hearing and Visual Impairments – U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services

Functional and Accessible Needs and Resources and Toolkit
Planning for full inclusive disaster planning. Information on alternative notification systems and other accessibility considerations. Includes a planning toolkit linked directly below.

Functional Needs Planning Toolkit

Making Emergency Response ADA Accessible: Guide for Local Governments - Dept. of Justice
Making emergency response ADA-accessible; guide for local governments.

Nobody Left Behind: Disaster Preparedness Materials for Persons With Mobility Impairments
Resources for individuals and business planning, ADA and other law considerations, and mapping and assessment of disability populations.

Cannot link to NFPA without request. See this link, page 2 for details.

Training and Webinars

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP): FEMA

Emergency Preparedness Webinars: Citizen Corps

Formidable Footprint: Tabletop Exercises
A national community/neighborhood tabletop emergency exercise series.

National Incident Management Systems and Incident Command Online Courses: FEMA Independent Study

TRAIN
Free online emergency preparedness training courses.

Volunteers in Disasters

FAQs About Liability Issues Including Cost, Coverage, and Volunteer Conduct
National and Community Service Resource Center for Volunteers in Disasters

Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters: National

Volunteer Surge Management Curriculum: Toolkit

WePartner
Public-private partnerships for the collaboration to strengthen disaster response and recovery (includes a list of PPP around WI).

Wisconsin Statewide Volunteer Registry

*See the volunteerism page (new page) for general volunteer information.

Reports/Reading

n4a: Emergency Readiness and Response - June 2009
We Can Do Better: Lessons Learned for Protecting Older Persons in Disasters - AARP 2006