Emergency Management Institute
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the nation’s first standardized management plan, to create a unified structure for federal, state, and local incident response. Follow this link to an introductory on line course to NIMS.
Emergency Preparedness and Planning
The following websites provide useful “how to” information on creating emergency plans for businesses.
FEMA Emergency Management Guide for Businesses and Industry. This guide provides step-by-step advice on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program. It can be used by manufacturers, corporate offices, retailers, utilities or any organization where a sizable number of people work or gather.
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Agency
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Agency (or Act) regulates all employers in the US. Learn about Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans and many other emergency strategies that your organization may be required to plan, train and exercise in/for.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Website on preparing for emergencies. Site contains a brochure on some of the things one can do to prepare for the terrorist attacks.
American Red Cross
American Red Cross Preparing Your Business For the Unthinkable-essential tips for small and medium-sized businesses on disaster planning and ways to reduce potential disaster damage. Also included on this website is resource material on general disaster preparedness including children’s materials, family disaster preparedness and care of pets.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA plays an important role in helping individuals and businesses recover from disasters.
This site provides a single location where the public and private businesses can access disaster information and services provided by government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
DEMHS: Connecticut Department of Homeland Security direct and coordinate all available resources to protect the life and property of the citizens of Connecticut in the event of a disaster or crisis, through a collaborative program of prevention, planning, preparedness, response, recovery, and public education.
Connecticut Department of Public Safety
CT DPS: Department of Public Safety controls the Connecticut State Police and State Fire Marshal