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FEDERAL-NATIONAL LEVEL RESOURCES



COMMUNICATIONS: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & PREPAREDNESS: ENFORCEMENT & CRIME: FBI Crime Stoppers
  • CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
  • FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI): 210-225-6741; www.fbi.gov
  • INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHIEFS OF POLICE: http://theiacp.org
  • NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: www.ncpc.org
  • NATIONAL RESPONSE CENTER, TO REPORT CHEMICAL/OIL SPILLS & CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL TERRORISM: 1-800-424-8802; www.nrc.uscg.mil
  • NATIONAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH INSTITUTE: 888-669-4872; www.nnwi.org. Provides materials to assist in establishing local neighborhood watch programs.Neighborhood Watch
  • NATIONAL SHERIFFS ASSOCIATION: www.sheriff.org
  • NATIONWIDE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY REPORTING (SAR) INITIATIVE (NSI): http://nsi.ncirc.gov
  • US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: www.defenselink.mil
  • US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: www.usdoj.gov
  • US IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT: www.ice.gov. Report Suspicious Activity: 866-347-2423. San Antonio Field Office: 210-283-4750
  • US SECRET SERVICE: 512-916-5103 (Austin)
  • US CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION SERVICES: 1-800-375-5283; www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis. San Antonio Field Office: 210-967-7036
  • US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION: www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov. Report Suspicious Activity: 1-800-232-5378. Find your local CBP Office: www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/tx
  • VINELINK: www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=44900. An online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
FIRE: MEDICAL, HEALTH & WELFARE: TOOL SERVICES:
  • TOOLBANK USA: 404-963-2551; www.toolbank.org/disasterservices: A NVOAD partner who provides emergency 'Surge Capacity' during disaster events to local charitable organizations. Quick and reliable access to high-quality tools for use in their mission-related projects. Organizations need only provide proof of their charitable mission to access ToolBank equipment. Their mobile unit will contain more than 5,000 tools available for borrowing by organizations whose eligibility has been approved prior to deployment. Tool examples: chainsaws, cordless drills, demo equipment, generators, personal protective equipment, rakes, reciprocating saws, shovels, ladders, shovels and much more.
WEATHER SERVICES:
  • NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: www.weather.gov
  • NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: www.nhc.noaa.gov
  • SKYWARN: http://skywarn.org. A volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
OTHER SUPPORT SERVICES:
TEXAS STATE LEVEL RESOURCES



OFFICE OF RURAL COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (ORCA): www.orca.state.tx.us TAS

SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS: 512-445-5888; 1601 IH-35 S, Austin, TX 78741-2503. www.txsheriffs.org.

STATE OF TEXAS FIRE MARSHALS' OFFICE: www.tdi.state.tx.us/fire/indexfm.html

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE-TEXAS INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER: 979-845-7800; College Station, TX. http://ticc.tamu.edu

TEXAS AGRILIFE: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: http://texashelp.tamu.edu

TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL: 800-252-8011; 512-463-2100; 300 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701. www.oag.state.tx.us

TEXAS CITIZENS CORPS: www.texascitizencorps.org

TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION: 512-239-4911; 12015 Park 35 Cr, Bldg F, 5th Fl, Ste 570, Austin, TX 78753. www.tcfp.state.tx.us

TEXAS COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER STANDARDS AND EDUCATION (TCLEOSE): www.tcleose.state.tx.us

TEXAS COMMISSION ON STATE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS: 512-305-6911; 333 Guadalupe, Ste 2-212, Austin, TX 78701-3942. www.csec.texas.gov. Oversight of the Statewide 9-1-1 and Poison Control Programs

TEXAS CRIME RECORDS SEARCH: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DpsWebsite/index.aspx. DPS database on-line: criminal history conviction history; sex offenders, stolen equipment & vehicles

TEXAS CRIME STOPPERS: Text "DPS plus your tip" to 274637 (CRIMES) or call 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) - 24 hours a day. Earn up to $5,000 CASH for information leading to the arrest of a Texas Most Wanted Sex Offender. Callers’ anonymity is guaranteed by law and you could earn up to the CASH REWARD amount listed for each individual. These fugitives should be considered Armed and Dangerous! Never try to apprehend a fugitive yourself.

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE: 512-463-9988; 209 W 14th St, Ste 500, Austin, TX 78701. www.tdcj.state.tx.us

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (TDEM): www.preparingtexas.org

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES: 800-252-5400; 512-438-4800; 701 W 51st St, Austin, TX 78751. www.dfps.state.tx.us DPS

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS) - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORTS: go to reports...

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS), ROADWAY EMERGENCIES: 1-800-525-5555

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES: 512-458-7111; 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756-3199. www.dshs.state.tx.us

TEXAS FBI: sanantonio.fbi.gov

TEXAS FOREST SERVICE (TFS): 979-458-6650; 301 Tarrow St, John B. Connally Bldg, 3rd Floor, Ste 364, College Station, TX 77840-7896. http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu. Provides technical assistance to landowners in forest related matters including oak wilt, tree health, tree selection, arboricultural consultation, and prevention and control of wildfires.

TEXAS GOVERNMENT - EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: http://emergency.portal.texas.gov/en/Pages/Home.aspx Homeland

TEXAS HOMELAND SECURITY: 512-475-0645; 1100 San Jacinto, Austin, TX 78701. www.texashomelandsecurity.com

TEXAS INTERAGENCY COORDINATION CENTER: www.tamu.edu/ticc

TEXAS MISSING PERSONS CLEARINGHOUSE: Admin: 512-424-5074; Helpline: 800-346-3243; Austin, TX 78773-0422. DPS administered. www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch

TEXAS MOST WANTED: Fugitives: www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/topTenFugitives.htm#;
Sex Offenders: www.txdps.state.tx.us/wanted/sexoffenders/topTenSexOffenders.htm#

TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT - GAME WARDENS; 512-389-4845; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/warden

TEXAS POLICE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION: www.texaspolicechiefs.org

TEXAS STATE FIREMEN'S & FIRE MARSHAL'S ASSOCIATION: www.sffma.org

TEXAS VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (NVOAD): www.texasvoad.org

SAVNS & VINELINK: www.vinelink.com/vinelink/siteInfoAction.do?siteId=44900. The Texas Statewide Automated Victim Notification System (SAVNS) is a free, anonymous telephone service that gives victims of crime information and notification about offender custody status and related court events. Texas SAVNS provides the following to crime victims and other concerned citizens over the telephone or via the internet at VINELink: 24-hour access to offender custody or case information; ability to verify an offender's custody status; Automatic notification to registered users of a change in offender custody or case status. Texas SAVNS provides victims and concerned members of the community with up-to-date information about offenders' county jail custody and court status, 24/7/365 via a single statewide toll-free telephone number: 1-877-TX4-VINE. Information is transferred from participating county databases to the national VINE Operations Center every fifteen minutes. Registered users are then contacted by phone or email if there is a change in status.

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HILL COUNTRY REGIONAL RESOURCES



ARC AMERICAN RED CROSS: A humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross Movement, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
  • Hill Country Chapter: 830-257-4677; 333 Earl Garrett, Kerrville, TX 78028. kristy.vandenberg@redcross.org; www.redcross.org/tx/kerrville. Serves Blanco, Gillespie, Mason, Menard, Kimble, Kerr and Sutton counties.
  • Central Texas Chapter: 512-928-4271; 800-928-4271; 2218 Pershing Dr, Austin, TX 78723. www.centex.redcross.org. Serves Burnet, Hays, Llano, Travis & Williamson counties.
  • Heart of Texas Chapter, Killeen Branch Office: 254-200-4400; 208 W Ave A, Killeen, TX 76541. http://www.waco.redcross.org/Killeen_Office.php. Serves Lampasas county
  • San Antonio Area Chapter: 210-224-5151; 3642 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219-3830. www.saredcross.org. Serves Bandera county.
  • San Antonio Area Chapter, New Braunfels Branch: 830-608-9876; 373A Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130. www.saredcross.org. Serves Comal and Kendall counties.
  • San Antonio Area Chapter, Uvalde Branch: 830-608-9876; 400 S Getty, Ste H, Uvalde, TX 78801. www.saredcross.org. Serves Medina, Real and Uvalde counties.
  • San Antonio Area Chapter, Del Rio Branch: 830-775-8626; 127 Foster Dr, Del Rio, TX 78840. www.saredcross.org. Serves Edwards county.
  • Pecan Valley Chapter: 325-646-0196; 600 E Adams, Brownwood, TX 76801. www.pecanvalleyredcross.org. Serves McCulloch & San Saba counties.
AUSTIN DISASTER RELIEF NETWORK (ADRN): 9508 Jollyville Rd, Ste 103, Austin, TX 78759. www.adrntx.org. Central Texas Fire Victim Hotline: 512-331-2600. ADRN is comprised of churches, ministries and businesses within the Christian community of Greater Austin to form a disaster relief alliance to help those in need in times of disaster. ADRN is developing and training a network of churches and volunteers to organize, mobilize and connect in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.

BLANCO COUNTY DISASTER RESPONSE GROUP (BCDRG): 830-868-0808; www.BlancoCountyDisasterResponseGroup.org. A group of volunteers who gather to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of disasters in the greater Texas Hill Country and surrounding area. We recognize the need that may occur from time to time for organized and trained people to assist in larger scale incidents where local resources may be overwhelmed. These circumstances might arise due to hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, industrial/commercial disasters, terrorism, major communications/utility failures, or other untoward circumstances that severely affect those who may not be able accommodate their local conditions. To our knowledge there are few other mobile response groups organized in our rural area to bring in resources (people, skills, materials) from unaffected areas to assist in localized emergency situations.

BC-SAR BLANCO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SEARCH & RESCUE UNIT: A 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to assisting law enforcement agencies and other groups that are searching for lost people. This SAR unit provides off-road services by horseback, foot and all-terrain vehicles to perform search operations. Members devote hours to training and to SAR operations, and provide their our own equipment and transportation. Since no public tax funds are received, they depend on support of the community for donations of money, equipment and supplies. Annual fundraising event at the Blanco County Fairgrounds in late April. Contact Kimberly Radich, 830-469-9677

CAPITAL AREA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (CAPCOG): 512-916-6014. www.capcog.org. Robin Wiatrek, Regional Homeland Security Coordinator, Austin, TX. . Provides homeland security and emergency communications information and services.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS (A ministry of the Diocese of Austin): 512-651-6100; 1817 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702. www.ccctx.org/service_disaster_response.php. works with parishes to coordinate fund raising activities and donation petitions for disaster response and recovery (food, water, personal care items, baby food and baby care items, shelter, etc.). Services available in following Hill Country counties: Burnet, Llano, Hays, Mason, San Saba, Blanco, Lampasas, Travis, Williamson

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM (PROVIDED BY CAPCOG): www.wireless.capcog.org. This system uses a "reverse dialing" telephone method to notify members of the public of critical emergency information in situations where property or human life is in danger. Persons may link their land line or cellular telephone number to one or more locations within the 10-county CAPCOG region, including their homes, businesses and the homes of relatives. If a participating local government activates the system for an area that contains a location that has been registered to a particular cellular telephone number, the system will attempt to send the emergency message to that cellular telephone. Serves: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson Counties. To register or make changes to registration: http://wireless.capcog.org/ENS/Intro.aspx

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT: 1-855-312-4325; 815 Second Ave, New York, NY 10017. www.er-d.org/USDisasterProgram/. The US Disaster Program inspires, connects and equips leaders of the US Episcopal Church and its partners to prepare for hazards that might affect their communities, to mitigate the impact of those disasters, and to help the vulnerable make a full and sustained recovery. Supports unique local, long-term initiatives that address poverty, hunger, disease, economic development and disaster response. Programs include: Relief, recovery and preparedness.

FOOD BANKS: See Portal city profile for city of interest. Click: City Index

HIGHLAND LAKES VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (HLVOAD): Pat Moore: 830-385-4833; Marble Falls

HILL COUNTRY AREA CRIME STOPPERS: 1-866-756-8477; www.hcacrimestoppers.com. Call or post crime tips on-line. Cash reward for tips and never have to give your name.

MOBILE LOAVES AND FISHES (AUSTIN): 512-328-7299; Matt Figlan, 512-656-8358; 903 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746. www.mlf.org, www.stmaustin.org/outreach/mobileloaves.shtm. "Miracles on Wheels": A non-profit social outreach ministry to the homeless and indigent working poor that provides food, clothing and dignity to our brothers and sisters in need. Provides food, clothing and dignity.

NATIONAL VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS ACTIVE IN DISASTER (NVOAD): 703-778-5088; 1501 Lee Hwy, Ste 170, Arlington, VA 22209-1109. www.nvoad.org. Coordinates planning efforts by many volunteer organizations responding to disaster. Member organizations provide more effective service by getting together before disasters strike. Once disasters occur, NVOAD or an affiliated state VOAD encourages members and other voluntary agencies to convene on-site. This cooperative effort has proven to be the most effective way for a wide variety of volunteers and organizations to work together in a crisis.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE - SOUTHERN REGION (TEXAS): www.srh.noaa.gov

PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER RESPONSE: 800-728-7228, x5839; www.gamc.pcusa.org/ministries/pda/national-response. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance focuses on the long term recovery of disaster impacted communities; provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods; works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally, and nationally with other faith based responders. Connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response — NVOAD (National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster), Red Cross, FEMA and others. Manages a number of specialized volunteer teams to work nationally and internationally providing consultation, program design and training.

SALVATION ARMY - DISASTER SERVICES - TEXAS DIVISION: 214-956-6000; 6500 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235. www.salvationarmytexas.org. Provides basic disaster relief services, including food services, sheltering, financial support, donations management, emotional and spiritual support, emergency communications, disaster case management,

SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: www.svdpusa.org. Central Texas: www.ssvdp.org. Local Service Contacts: List. Dedicated to assisting those in need and seeking charity and justice.

TEXAS BAPTIST MEN: 214-381-2800; 5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227. www.texasbaptistmen.org/dnn/Ministries/DisasterRelief/tabid/126/Default.aspx. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief trains volunteers and coordinates efforts in providing prompt assistance to disaster victims. maintains a fully-equipped mobile disaster relief feeding unit and works to coordinate with the Regional units throughout the state that relate to TBM to provide emergency food services. Also provides: Mobile Clean-Out and Chain Saw units; Emergency repair unit; Temporary Emergency Child Care unit; Shower and Laundry units; Mobile Incident Command units and support equipment.

UMCOR UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR): 202-548-4002; 100 Maryland Ave NE Ste 315, Washington, DC 20002. http://gbgm-umc.org/Umcor. A not-for-profit humanitarian agency that provides relief in disaster areas, aiding refugees and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty, and has helped to heal the hurts of humanity in nearly 100 countries. UMCOR maintains a corps of trained disaster response specialists for quick reinforcement of national efforts and keeps a supply of relief materials in warehouses for dispatch when and where required. United Way

UNITED WAY - CAPITAL AREA: 512-472-6267; 2000 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78702. www.unitedwaycapitalarea.org

LOCAL HAM RADIO CLUBS & CLUB REPEATERS IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
THAT SUPPORT EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:
  • HIGHLAND LAKES AMATEUR RADIO CLUB INC: POB 856, Kingsland, Tx 78639. www.hlarc.org. Mission: To promote the educational, scientific and fraternal aspects of amateur radio and to serve the public interest. Serves: Marble Falls, Burnet, Llano, Kingsland, Granite Shoals, Smithwick plus Burnet and Llano Counties. Meets: Last Fri, 7:30p, at Marble Falls Area EMS, 609 Industrial Blvd, Marble Falls. Repeater: 146.660, Tone: 88.5 Hz (k5hla/r)
  • HILL COUNTRY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB: POB 2003, Kerrville, TX 78029. www.kerrhams.org. Station N5HR. Repeater: 146.38/98, Tone: 162.2 Hz

HILL COUNTRY CITY/COUNTY RESOURCES




MUNICIPAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN TEXAS: www.road-police.com/police/Texas/Texas_police.html

SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS IN TEXAS: www.txsheriffs.org/images/PDFs/SheriffsList.pdf

See Portal listings on a per county and city basis for police, sheriff, fire, EMS and other emergency responder resources, at: County & City Index


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BIO-TERRORISM, DISEASE & PUBLIC HEALTH RELATED RESOURCES
IN THIS AREA




TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (DSHS): www.tdh.state.tx.us/hcqs/ems/emshome.htm

DSHS - FLU: www.dshs.state.tx.us/preparedness/flu_public.shtm

HILL COUNTRY HOSPITALS: See www.hillcountryportal.com/hillcountryhospitals.html

PANDEMIC FLU INFORMATION AT FUMC, KERRVILLE DISTRICT: http://home.ktc.com/kdumc/DisasterPlan/flunew.htm


EDUCATION & TRAINING RESOURCES



EDEN EXTENSION DISASTER EDUCATION NETWORK TRAINING: http://eden.lsu.edu/Issues_View.aspx?IssueID=D1B8635B-6B6A-4326-8BBF-FF6FCEC0EA5C

FEMA TRAINING: FEMA Offers lots of free on-line training subjects at http://training.fema.gov

FEMA-EMERGENCY PREPARATION - "GET READY" PROGRAM: Also see the LDS Church's large body of literature on emergency preparedness: http://www.scribd.com/doc/2675141/LDS-Emergencydisaster-Preparedness

WEATHER PROGRAM: A nine lesson, non-credit, no cost course on weather from National Weather Service: www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/synoptic/synoptic_intro.htm

WEATHER PROGRAM: A non-credit, no cost course on weather: www.meted.ucar.edu

HEALTH TRAINING COURSES: Alabama Department Of Public Health offers an archive of free online training sessions and courses (not all health-specific) at www.adph.org/alphtn.

EUROPEAN UNION DISASTER GAME: Play a free on-line city risk-management training game. www.e-oikos.net/gmap/oikos.htm

CIVILIAN RESPONSES TO BIO-TERRORISM ATTACKS WEBCASTS: George Washington University's School Of Public Health & Health Services offers free webcasts. Includes surveillance and actions civilian healthcare providers are likely to take. www.gwu.edu/~iits/asap/high/presentation.html.

HOMELAND SECURITY INSIDE & OUT PROGRAM: Texas A & M Campus Radio Station KAMU offers an audio-only, free weekly program, a collection of short interviews with people involved in Homeland Security, offered through iTunes media site (for Mac & PCs): www.apple.com/itunes/overview

"HAZARDS, DISASTERS & SOCIETY": COURSE University Of Colorado At Boulder offers a free upper-level sociology course online. Good reading list, which offers the full text of lots of articles from a study of children after Katrina to why general panic is a problem only in the movies. Downloadable. www.colorado.edu

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) BASIC TRAINING: Good intro to disaster response, free. www.ci.austin.tx.us/oem for a list of free on-line classes.

MANAGING VOLUNTEERS IN DISASTER COURSE: www.communityarise.com/CMManagingVol.htm, an on-line course offered free by Community Arise, put together by Church World Service for disaster ministry.

COUNTY ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM COURSE: New York State University's University At Albany School Of Public Health offers a free, online course, www.ualbanycphp.org/learning/registration/tab.cfm?course=cart&s=Overview. It is specific to New York's structure of state and county teams that deal with animals in disasters, but the issues and needs are the same ones we'll face here.

FORENSIC EPIDEMIOLOGY COURSE: State University Of New York, University At Albany, School Of Public Health Online offers free, on-line course: www.ualbanycphp.org/learning/registration/tab.cfm?course=bioterror&s=Overview

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION & TERRORISM COURSE: Texas Engineering Extension Service At Texas A & M (TEEX) offers free online courses. www.teex.com

PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID COURSE: NY State Health Dept offers free on-line course: www.nylearnsph.com/Public/default.aspx.

MAKE-DO MEDICAL CARE STANDARDS IN A MAJOR DISASTER WEBCASTS: The Center For Public Health At Suny Albany offers free online webcast short courses. For them, it means where you can and can't cut corners with medical care in the face of a super-catastrophe. For us, it may mean almost any significant disaster, because it would take so little to overwhelm our limited local medical resources. http://ualbanycphp.org/GRS/eventCurrent.cfm?id=104

CORE DISASTER LIFE SUPPORT (CDLS) COURSE: Offered by American Medical Association. How to plan for and respond to mass casualty incidents. Designed for the intelligent laymen; medical background not necessary. http//ama.learn.com/custom/vangentama_customloginpage.asp

DISASTER MINISTRY COURSE: Community Arise teaches ministers, church staff and lay members how to prepare for and respond to disaster through their churches. www.communityarise.com/online.htm

IMPACT OF PANDEMIC INFLUENZA ON PUBLIC HEALTH COURSE: Johns Hopkins University offers the Open CourseWare version of the course taught JHU medical and public health students. www.jhsph.edu/preparedness/training/online/pan_flu.html

BASIC DISASTER MINISTRY COURSE: Community Arise offers this free on-line course: www.communityarise.com/online.htm

EFFECT OF DISASTERS ON MENTAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS COURSE: Iowa Dept of Public Health offers free on-line course at www.prepareiowa.com/Public/Catalog/Default.aspx

CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO DISASTER ASSISTANCE COURSE: FEMA offers a free, on-line course on where survivors can get what kind of aid: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is7.asp

ANIMALS IN DISASTER WEBCASTS: State University of New York at Albany, School of Public Health offers a free on-line webcast discussing handling of animals affected by disaster, both sheltering the pets of human evacuees and caring for animals directly endangered or injured by a disaster. www.ualbanycphp.org/GRS/eventCurrent.cfm?id=100, via University of Iowa for course registration.

MASS PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING SITES TRAINING COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS: University of Minnesota Center for Public Health offers free course online at https://cpheo1.sph.umn.edu.

ELECTRONIC CORE DISASTER LIFE SUPPORT COURSE: American Medical Association's free online course: www.ama.learn.com/ecdls. This course elevates first aid to a disaster level...mass casualties...overwhelming numbers...in which non-professionals will be asked to step in and help.

MASS EVACUATION TO RURAL COMMUNITIES WEBCASTS: The State University of New York, University at Albany, School of Public Health offers free online webcasts of programs on disaster topics, most on public health issues, though not all. The content is what rural communities must expect if major metro areas have to be evacuated to or through them. www.ualbanycphp.org/GRS/eventCurrent.cfm?id=95

SIMPLIFIED CPR TRAINING COURSE: Free on-Line course: https://depts.washington.edu/learncpr

AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING:
MAJOR ANNUAL CONFERENCES IN THIS AREA



Early April - TEXAS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/conference/txEmerMgmtConf.htm. Keynote speaker, program presentations, training sessions, workshops, exhibitors. Conference participants include representatives of law enforcement, border security and port security, transportation and cyber security, as well as firefighters, emergency medical personnel, Texas Military Forces, voluntary organizations and private sector partners. Attendees also will include officials from higher education, public education, health and medical care and public officials from the local, state and national governments. Representatives of more than 30 state agencies on the Governor’s Emergency Management Council and federal officials also will attend.

Mid-JuneTEXAS UNITES CONFERENCE: www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1063159. Annual event with combined conference of Texas VOAD and Texas Citizen's Corps (including Medical Reserve Corps). See links above. Presentations, training, interactive sessions. Registration Fee.


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ON-LINE ALERTS



National Terror Alert
Homeland Security Advisory




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GENERAL - OTHER

Incident Command System (ICS) Forms: Zipped Adobe .pdf file format; and Zipped Word .doc form

Fighting Identity Theft: www.texasfightsidtheft.gov

ARC Shelter Operations, Instructor's Manual

Local Church Response Plan, Nazarene Disaster Response

La Honda, CA Neighborhood Emergency Response Plan, lots of good resources here

Naugatuck Valley Community College, Emergency Operations Manual

Tips for Assisting People With Disabilities in Disaster Shelters

Orange County NC, Emergency Management

Alemeda County CA, Disaster Shelter Plan for Medically Fragile Persons

PANDEMIC FLU

CDC: www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu

FLU-TRACKER: http://flutracker.rhizalabs.com

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO): www.who.int

MAYO CLINIC: www.mayoclinic.com

ALA: www.flucliniclocator.org

METHODIST-KERRVILLE PANDEMIC RESOURCE DATABASE: http://home.ktc.com/kdumc/DisasterPlan/flunew.htm

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS (Ham Radio)

FCC Part 97 Subpart E - Providing Emergency Communications

Amateur Radio Emergency Communication

ARRL-ARES Emergency Coordinator

ARES Information

RACES Information

ARRL Public Service Communication Manual: ARES, RACES and More

Monroe County IN, Emergency Com Plan

Wood County OH, ARES Emergency Operations Manual

PET SHELTER OPERATIONS

Big Bend Manual

LSU Emergency Animal Shelter-Disaster Response Manual

Marion County Dog Control & Shelter Manual

Boston Globe, Making Disaster Plans for Pets


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