Emergency Preparedness Resources

Preparing for Effective Communication and Assistive Technologies in Emergencies – Guidance for Local Emergency Planners (PDF)
This guidance was developed at the request of our local public health preparedness stakeholders to assist them in their planning and response efforts.

 

 

Western Mass Ready Western Massachusetts IRAA Preparedness Project
Care and evacuation standards in Western Massachusetts, including guidelines and recommendations for sheltering and evacuating individuals who require additional assistance.

 

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Ready.gov: People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs
List of suggestions for emergency preparedness. Also has free, downloadable publications about emergency preparedness.

 

Transportation.gov Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
The Department of Transportation is dedicated to ensuring the highest level of emergency preparedness in the event of a disaster.

 

Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities was established to ensure that the Federal government appropriately supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in disaster situations.

 

Emergency Preparedness
The Board is making its own evacuation plan for employees and visitors with disabilities publicly available, as well as summary on how it was developed, as a resource for other organizations who may implement or update their own plans.

Homeland Security

 

Homeland Security
For all people, including those with disabilities

 

American Red Cross

American Red Cross
Description: booklet on “Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs”