Emergency Responders

General Resources

Date Added Resource Source
Jun 2016

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response


NOTE: the preparedness resources on this website are too numerous to list on one page. For more resources on specific topics, see the list of specific types of emergencies below.

Feb 2006

Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors


The Public Health Emergency Response Guide for State, Local, and Tribal Public Health Directors is an all-hazards reference tool for health professionals who are responsible for initiating the public health response during the first 24 hours (i.e., the acute phase) of an emergency or disaster.

Feb 2006

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response Topic page


This site provides information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agents, Diseases and Other Threats.

Jun 2005

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Office of Response and Restoration


Here are tools and information for emergency responders and planners, and others working to understand and mitigate the effects of oil and hazardous materials in our waters and along our coasts.

Jul 2003

Expecting the Unexpected: What to consider in planning for workplace emergencies (PDF)


This guide asks you to think about potential emergencies where you work – events that could affect you, your employees, your customers, or the public – and helps you plan for them now.

(Oregon OSHA)
Apr 2003

Emergency Response Resources from NIOSH


Emergency Responders, Terrorist Response, Personal Protective Equipment, Disaster Site Management, Natural Disasters.

Apr 2003

Information for Emergency Responders

Jan 2003

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Emergency Preparedness and Response


Nobody expects an emergency or disaster?especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. However, emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, and anywhere. You and your employees could be forced to evacuate your workplace when you least expect it.


Also see Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace

Also see Emerging Infections & Flu

Also see Terrorism