Los Angeles Chapter of Risk and Insurance Management Society

Disaster Preparedness

State of California Disaster Response Agencies

Department of Water Resources - California Data Exchange Center
Department of Mental Health Disaster Assistance to Counties
Emergency Medical Services Authority
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Local Health Jurisdiction Bioterrorism Sites

LA County
Riverside County
San Diego County
Ventura County
Orange County
Federal Disaster Response Agencies

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Bioterrorism Planning and Response
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response
CDC Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal
CDC/NIOSH Storm and Flood Cleanup Page
CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
National Response Plan
NOAA FAQs Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Tropical Cyclones
National Weather Service
EPA Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
USGS California Earthquake Hazards Program
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center
Academic Institutions in Disaster Planning

CDC/ASPH Academic Centers for Public Health Preparedness
University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters

Voluntary Disaster Response Agencies

American Red Cross
Other References and Links

Bioterrorism Rapid Response Card from State of New York Department of Health (PDF)
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Center for Biosecurity
Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness
Anthrax Advisory
FBI Terrorism Site
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

FEMA:  Background on earthquakes and earthquake information
FEMA earthquake safety at home
California Integrated Seismic Network
Maps and information on latest earthquakes
Information on latest significant earthquake
Earthquake information page
Los Angeles City Fire Department Earthquake Kit
City of Monterey, CA Fire Department Earthquake Tips
Frequently asked earthquake questions
USGS Earthquake homepage:  information and links
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) homepage
National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering
National Earthquake Information Center - NEIC
USGS earthquake information page:  links to earthquake information
Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center
Earthquake Safety Guide

FEMA - U.S. Fire Administration - Fire Saftey articles
Los Angeles City Fire Department Fire Safety
What to do after you have had a fire in your home
International Fire Information Exchange
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Safety Tips

FEMA: Background on floods and flood information
Flood fact sheet
USGS Flood information links
Southeast Regional Climate Center: Flood information

Hazardous Materials
FEMA: Hazardous Materials Ermergency Preparedness information
U.S. Coast Guard National Response Center: (federal point of contact for reporting oil and chemical spills)
EPA: U.S Environmental Protection Agency information
Dept. of Transportation: Research & Special Projects Administration - Hazardous Materials Info
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