American Red Cross The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors - across the street, across the country, and across the world - in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new - the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross.
National Center for Disaster Preparedness Established in 2003, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health works to understand and improve the nation's capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
The Disaster Center The Disaster Center supports the UN's International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
FEMA - Are You Ready? Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit.
Emergency Preparedness & You Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and your loved ones.
FEMA - For Kids This site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. They can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.
FEMA Online Disaster Preparedness Classes Available! Free to All
Are you prepared for Disasters?
Natural and man-made disasters - hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemic disease, major transportation accidents, terrorist attacks - bring urgent need for health and medical care and sometimes for people to help with mass casualties.
FEMA is offering student nurses the chance to prepare themselves and their communities for various emergency situations from our own homes to our everyday work in hospitals. This puts us all on the same playing field so we can communicate effectively when disaster strikes.
And even better, the certification courses are free and accessible online. Do your work anytime and anywhere!
Take advantage of this amazing, resume building opportunity and be prepared!
Interested? Here is how to get involved?
Step 1: Click on the course # below to access online materials and complete each course.
Step 2: Successfully pass your post-test and print your certificate.