Preparedness Links

Government Sites
Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD)
    - Emergency Preparedness Publications
Firefighters are prepared.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Emergency Preparedness for Businesses
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Plan Ahead
National Weather Service - Hurricane Preparedness
National Weather Service - Lightning Safety
National Weather Service - Pittsburgh
National Weather Service - Storms
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
US Department of Homeland Security -

Time and efficiency are important in lifesaving situations.
Health & Education
ACHD - Emergency Preparedness & Response
American Red Cross Preparedness Fast Facts
PA Dept. of Health - Emergency Preparedness Guide & Survey
PEMA School Planning Kit
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (OPHEP)

For Special Populations

Accessible Emergency Information
Website to assist at risk populations become prepared for all
hazards & to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities
in emergency preparedness & health related topics.
American Red Cross - Prepare for Seniors
American Red Cross - Prepare for Seniors & People with Disabilities
Dept. of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act - Guide for Local Governments
National Organization on Disability Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI)
PA Dept. of Health Special Populations Emergency Preparedness Planning


Family Pet
For Kids
American Red Cross - Children & Disasters
FEMA for Kids
Sparky the Fire Dog
US Fire Administration - USFA for Kids



For Pets
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
FEMA Pets and Disaster (for Kids)
Humane Society of the United States - Disaster Preparedness
PA State Animal Response Team
Business Small Business
CDC - Emergency Preparedness for Businesses
Day Care Planning Guide & Day Care Basic Plan
Pittsburgh Regional Business Coalition for Homeland Security
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Three Rivers Contingency Planning Association (TRCPA)

American Red Cross
Salvation Army
United Way
Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster
(Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters)
American Red Cross -
American Red Cross - SW Pennsylvania Chapter
Medical Reserve Corps
Pittsburgh Poison Center
Salvation Army
United Way