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Preparedness Resources

General Web Resources The federal government's general preparedness web site. Multilingual and very broad. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s "Plan and Prepare" website. This site includes links to many of the resources below plus others not included here.

FEMA's "Protect your Family and Property" webpage. Links include ways to protect your family and property, such as:

  • Get informed
  • Plan for emergencies
  • Assemble a disaster supplies kit
  • Effectively shelter
  • Get your children involved (Kids site)
  • Special needs and concerns
  • Care for pets: Information for pet owners
  • Care for livestock: Information for livestock owners
FEMA's "Guide to Citizen Preparedness" webpage, which covers:
  • Escape routes
  • Family communications
  • Utility shut-off and safety
  • Insurance and vital records
  • Special needs
  • Caring for animals
  • Safety Skills
Household Inventory workbook from the University of Illinois College of Agriculture. Very detailed and intended to be a resource for insurance claims.

Arizona Department of Emergency Management. An enormous number of links to resources and other organizations. Mainly for the Emergency management professional, there are some resources and information for the man-on-the-street.

UA Web Resources

UA Campus Emergency Response Team's website. This is the web portal for all things emergency-related at the UA. Links also to "Who do I call if..." information.

UA Risk Management & Safety website. RMS coordinates the University's overall risk management effort through programs of environmental compliance, occupational health and safety and insurance coverage. Links to many training videos.

UA Campus Health Service website


Ripley, Amanda (2008). The unthinkable: Who survives disasters - and why. Crown: New York, New York.

Flynn, Stephen (2007). The edge of disaster. Random House: New York, New York.