Preparedness for Disasters -- Overview

Title Abstract Publication Date
Protecting Buildings from Bomb Damage: Transfer of Blast-Effects Mitigation Technologies from Military to Civilian Applications. This book provides a brief overview of worldwide terrorist activity and reviews technologies and methods for designing blast resistant buildings. These techniques, primarily developed by the military... 12/31/1994
Protecting Our Kids From Disasters: Nonstructural Mitigation for Child Care Centers. Includes a detailed Nonstructural Safety Checklist that identifies the common nonstructural hazards for child care centers. This document also includes a Project Leader's Checklist and Retrofit... 12/31/1998
Protecting Vital Records in a Crisis. Advises awareness of which administrative and academic records that must be protected indefinitely and recommends Underwriters Laboratory approval for all safekeeping equipment. Products claiming to... 11/30/2005
Public Health Emergency Preparedness in the Setting of Child Care. Discusses child care emergency preparedness, offering recommendations for consultants working with child care providers. The complexity of emergency preparedness in child care calls for the... 12/31/2003
Put Your Disaster Plan to the Test. Discusses organization of a disaster plan drill, including scenario selection, designation of responsibilities, observations, and follow-up after the event. 02/29/2008
R U Up 2 Speed? Security Trends in K-12. Security Trends in K-12. Discusses credential exchange for managing visitors, electronic access systems, and emergency notification systems for schools. 06/30/2011
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook for Use in the Screening of School Buildings. Augments the Federal Emergency Management Agency's publication entitled Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook (FEMA 154). It offers additional explanatory... 11/30/1994
Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards: A Handbook. FEMA 154, Edition 2. Presents a method to quickly identify, inventory, and rank buildings posing risk of death, injury, or severe curtailment in use following an earthquake. The procedure can be used by trained personnel... 02/28/2002
Ready to Respond Emergency Preparedness Plan for Early Care and Education Centers. Assists child care directors and staff in responding to emergency situations. Overall operational crisis/emergency roles and responsibilities are described, with the following situations covered: 1)... 12/31/1993
Ready to Respond. Summarizes the role of departmental faculty, administrative staff, bus drivers, cafeteria works, custodial staff, counselors and nurses in creating an emergency preparedness plan and establishing a... 02/28/2011
Ready, Set, Emergency! A four-phase emergency management plan, coupled with National Incident Management System (NIMS), is a good place to begin building an emergency management plan. Includes resources to aid you on your... 01/31/2012
Recommended Emergency Supplies for Schools. Information on what emergency supplies to store, how much to budget, how much to store, and where to store supplies. Includes lists of recommended supplies for individual kits, an individual... 12/31/2002
Recovering from Tragedy Schools and universities must move forward after catastrophes to make sure students continue to learn and grow. Discusses the aftermath of tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri. 05/31/2012
Reducing Risk: Mitigation vs. Management. Discusses mitigation of safety risk, which is typically more effective than managing incidents after they occur. Advice on risk determination, prioritizing risks to be mitigated, and effective... 05/31/2006
Reducing Vulnerability of School Children to Earthquakes. Describes the project on Reducing Vulnerability of School Children to Earthquakes that took place in four countries – Uzbekistan, Fiji, India and Indonesia. The project aimed to ensure that school... 12/31/2008
Report of the Earthquake Preparedness Task Force An Earthquake Preparedness Task Force report presents California school districts with direction for complying with existing earthquake preparedness planning laws. It first contains two sets of... 12/31/1988
Report on Costs and Benefits of Natural Hazard Mitigation. Provides case studies highlighting the steps that some businesses have employed to reduce their risks of suffering losses due to natural hazards. The businesses that have been subjected to a natural... 12/31/1997
Resources on Emergency Evacuation and Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities. This is a list of resources on emergency egress, including design criteria, and on disaster preparedness that address the needs of persons with disabilities. 12/31/2002
Responding to Tragedy. Describes safety measures undertaken after notable school tragedies such as violent crimes or natural disaster. These include security and fire safety upgrades and the placing of law enforcement... 03/31/2004
Risk Management Guidance for Health, Safety, and Environmental Security under Extraordinary Incidents. Report of Presidential AdHoc Committee for Health and Safety under Extraordinary Incidents. The objective of this report is to provide guidance for new and existing buildings regarding protection of air, water, and food systems within buildings. The scope of the report pertains to public... 01/25/2003
Risk RED: Risk Reduction Education for Disasters. Risk RED develops educational materials that aim to increase the effectiveness and impact of disaster risk reduction education. Risk RED facilitates information-sharing globally by gathering,...
Risk Watch: Natural Disasters. This program is designed to teach effective emergency response to natural disasters, and to reinforce the importance of preparedness for natural and other disasters, including hazardous materials... 12/31/2002
Risks to Students in School. This examines the scientific data on the risks for student injury and illness in the school environment. The report focuses on the risks that students between 5 to 18 years old encounter while they... 12/31/1994
Road to Recovery — Fourth Phase of Emergency Management The U.S. Department of Education and Jane's models for safe school planning urge schools to develop a comprehensive and detailed recovery plan. Both models are based on the emergency management... 07/31/2004
Rural Schools Need Disaster Plans, Too! Describes principal-initiated process to develop and implement a disaster preparedness plan for a rural elementary school. 08/31/2001