Ready-to-use Educational Fire Safety Programs and Presentations
This U.S. Fire Administration website lists different programs, presentations, and toolkits promoting fire safety. The listed materials can be downloaded for free and are aimed at diverse audiences from smokers and amateur chefs to preschoolers and seniors. Even if you’ve visited the site before, you’ll want to keep an eye out for great new additions—like the recently released Fire Safety Program Toolkit, which has all the material you need to create or update effective fire safety programs.
A Guide to Public Health Careers
This recently launched website will give those interested in public health careers a better understanding of the professional landscape, including expert interviews and the educational requirements needed to enter, advance, and succeed in the field. Also useful is a concise overview of the ten most common areas of public health study a list the top employers in the field.
2004 Indian Ocean: 10 Years On
This report by Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting center delves into the science behind tsunamis and explains how this information is being incorporated into new probabilistic models for Japan, Chile, and Southeast Asia. The report also examines how early warning systems have drastically improved and discusses the availability of tsunami insurance coverage in the Asia Pacific region.
State of the Climate Summary Information
This user friendly website by the National Climatic Data Center offers visitors monthly summaries recapping global and national climate-related occurrences. With data going back to February 2012, it provides users with selected climate anomalies and events and offers statewide and worldwide average precipitation and temperatures rankings. In addition, users can find detailed data on a variety of natural hazards, including drought, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
Community Resilience through Preservation
This blog entry by the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative examines how Seattle was able to use community engagement in its historic Chinatown neighborhood to create a safer more resilient city. The initiative is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges. Visitors to the site will find information about the 100 cities selected to participate and read about their history, demographics, challenges, and goals.