SouthernWestVirginia Preparedeness partnership

Resources

Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.

The following links are good resources to use in order to be better prepared in case of emergency:

Emergency Preparedness Kit -You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Learn what items should be in your families Kit here. 

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management provides coordination, support and assistance to local emergency managers and first responders to ensure the protection of life and property.

The Red Cross offers a wide selection ofCPR/AED, first aid, lifeguarding, swimming and water safety, caregiving,disaster response and emergency preparedness training.




Other Useful Links

Government Links

U.S. Department of Homeland Security www.dhs.gov/

Preparedness Planning for Home Health Care Providers

FirstGov? The Official Web Portalof the US Federal Government  www.usa.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response www.bt.cdc.gov/

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program Residential Shelter-in-Place

CitizenCorps.gov www.citizencorps.gov/

Department of Education Emergency Preparedness Plans for Schools

Department of Health and Human Services Disasters and Emergencies

Disaster Assistance www.disasterassistance.gov

Disaster Help www.disasterhelp.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency EPA Emergency Preparedness

Federal Citizen Information Center www.pueblo.gsa.gov/

Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov/

FirstGov for Consumers www.consumer.gov/

GobiernoUSA.gov - The official web portal for the U.S. Government en español www.GobiernoUSA.gov/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) www.weather.gov/om/severeweather/

DHS Threat Alert System Information for Citizens

USA Freedom Corps www.serve.gov

Non-Profit Organizations

The Ad Council The country's leading producer of public service advertisements (PSAs) since 1942. Click this link to view all of the Ready Campaign's PSAs. www.adcouncil.org

American Association of Retired Persons www.aarp.org

American Medical Association Disaster Preparedness and Medical Response

American Red Cross www.redcross.org/

Boy Scouts of America www.scouting.org

Disaster Relief Library - Preparedness

Girl Scouts of the USA www.girlscouts.org

Go Direct. Avoid financial disruptions during disasters by considering direct deposit of your social security or SSI payment by calling Go Direct toll-free at (800) 333-1795 or sign up at www.GoDirect.org.

Home Safety Council www.homesafetycouncil.org

National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org/

National Safety Council www.nsc.org

Neighborhood Watch Safety Tips

Points of Light & Volunteer Center National Network. Organization Coordinating Unaffiliated Volunteers in Disasters www.pointsoflight.org

Greenbrier Valley Citizen Corps