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FEMA Publications

These FEMA authorized emergency preparedness publications will help you to get ready against a sudden emergency beforehand, as when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. If you want to learn basic ways of protecting yourself and your family against emergencies by planning ahead, then these are the right documents to read. These checklist gives you a number of tips and recommendations on supplies you need to store up and steps you need to take.
FEMA Childs Emergency Contact Card
Complete a contact card for each child. Have them keep these cards handy in a wallet, purse or backpack. You may want to send one to school with each child to keep on file. Pick a friend or relative who lives out-of-state for household members to notify they are safe. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Business Continuity Resource Requirements
Business continuity impact analysis identifies the effects resulting from disruption of business functions and processes. It also uses information to make decisions about recovery priorities and strategies. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Business Impact Analysis Worksheet
A business impact analysis predicts the consequences of disruption of a business function and process and gathers information needed to develop recovery strategies. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Business Continuity Plan
A business continuity plan that includes recovery strategies to overcome the disruption of business should be developed. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Business Insurance Coverage Review Worksheet
Inadequate insurance coverage can lead to a major financial loss if your business is damaged, or operations are interrupted for a period of time. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Business Emergency Response Plan
Plans to protect people, property and the environment should be developed. Plans should include evacuation, sheltering in place and lockdown as well as plans for other types of threats identified during the risk assessment. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Northwest Tribal Individual Brochure
A comprehensive brochure explaining regionally specific emergency preparedness. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Tribal Leaders Brochure
A comprehensive brochure for Tribal Leaders explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness for their communities. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Provides information on how to prepare children prior to disaster and how to lessen the emotional effects of disaster. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Preparing for Disaster
Provides step by step disaster preparedness procedures including hazard identification, how to create a family disaster plan, how to assemble a disaster supplies kit, and how to maintain a plan and kit. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Food and Water in an Emergency
A guide by FEMA to storing food and water for an emergency.
FEMA Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
In an emergency, it may be important for you and your family to have documents like identification, insurance policies, or financial information. The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit should go with you in a waterproof container wherever you go. Having this information ready in advance can help you in an emergency. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Family Emergency Plan
A two page form intended to help families document information necessary after an emergency. As recommended by FEMA.
FEMA Emergency Supply List
A comprehensive list of suggested materials to use in order to prepare for emergencies in ones home and for their families. As recommended by FEMA.

Other Publications

Here you will find emergency preparedness publications from various organizations including churches, municipalities, local and other government organizations. Each document provides insightful information on emergency preparedness and emergency readiness.
LDS Preparedness Manual
The contents of this booklet are intended to assist individuals and families in coping with emergency preparations from a LDS persepctive. Including faith based preparedness.
Prepare in a Year
A comprehensive booklet walking you through getting prepared over the course of year; published by the WA State Department of Emergency Management.
Storing Water
A quick guide chalked with helpful information on storing and purifying water; published by the WA State Department of Emergency Management.
Helping Children After a Disaster
A comprehensive pamphlet written by the WA State Emergency Management Division and WA State Department of Health packed with helpful information to help your child after a disaster.
Prepare Your Hosehold for Emergencies
A comprehensive pamphlet written by the WA State Emergency Management Division and WA State Department of Health packed with helpful information to help you prepare your household for possible emergencies.
Emergency Resource Guide
A comprehensive guide written by the WA State Emergency Management Division and WA State Department of Health packed with helpful information to help you plan and prepare.
Build Your Own Rocket Stove
Complete step by step instructions on building your own rocket stove from scratch.
Emergency Planning and Evacuation Handbook for Businesses
The purpose of this document is to assist business owners in understanding and developing an emergency plan required by most metro fire departments.
Edible and Medicinal Plant Guide
A fairly decent guide to wild edible plants that also happens to include some minor medicinal properties and applications.
Food Storage Calculator
A MS Excel based food storage calculator to assist you in determining how much food you need for you and your family.
Where There is No Doctor
Whether you are dealing with a societal collapse or are living or traveling in a remote location far away from any hospital, understanding how to treat medical issues where there is no doctor around is of prime importance.
Quick Start Preparedness Checklist
A brief one page checklist of emegency preparedness items, methodoligies and simple advice.
LAFD Emergency Guide
To those of you who live and work in the Greater Los Angeles area, earthquakes and other natural emergencies are a reality. In order to deal with this situation, emergency preparedness must become a way of life. In the event of a major earthquake or disaster, freeways and surface streets may be impassable and public services could be interrupted or taxed beyond their limits. Therefore, everyone must know how toprovide for their own needs for an extended period of time, whether at work, home, or on the road.
Emergency Preparedness Manual
A manual written by an unknown author with an extensive drgree of emergency preparedness experience. Filled with great advice and instructions on how to build many of your preparedness tools.
Wounds and Lacerations: Emergency Care and Closure
With Wounds and Lacerations: Emergency Care and Closure, you will get clear, concise guidance on the latest techniques and strategies for treating lacerations, wounds, and burns. This medical reference book will help you optimize every aspect of patient care based on current literature and guidelines.

Red Cross Publications

Get the facts you need before, during, and after a disaster or emergency situation. As the nations preeminent preparedness and safety training organization, the American Red Cross developed the following emergency specific checklists using the latest research, science, best practices and expert opinion.
Red Cross Shelter in Place
Information about coping with shelter in place covering disruptions to your everyday life, effects on loved ones and action steps to deal emotionally with this type of emergency. As recommended by the Red Cross.
Be Red Cross Ready

Information on how to prepare for a natural or man made disaster covering the three main points of emergency preparedness: Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Be Informed. As recommended by the Red Cross.

Red Cross Flu Checklist
A comprehensive checklist covering the influenza virus including tips to avoid, diagnose and care. As recommended by the Red Cross.
Red Cross Power Outage Checklist
An informative guide and checklist on preparing for a power outage, what to do during and how to recover afterwards. As recommended by the Red Cross.
Red Cross Wildfire Safety Checklist
More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings, rural areas or remote mountain sites. There, residents enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wild fires. Wild fires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. In a wild fire, every second counts. As recommended by the Red Cross.
Red Cross Winter Storm Checklist
Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind­driven snow that lasts for several days. Some winter storms are large enough to affect several states, while others affect only a single community. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. As recommended by the Red Cross.
Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist

Hurricanes are strong storms that cause life­and property­threatening hazards such as flooding, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. As recommended by the Red Cross.