Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism Toolkit
While you'll find all the resources you need to compassionately incorporate victim care into your mass shooting or terrorism plans, this toolkit will apply to any emergency. The kit, created by the U.S. Justice Department Office for Victims of Crime, is ready to go for emergency managers, law enforcement, and other responders who want to build partnerships, establish victim assistance protocols, and help their communities as they recover from tragic events.
Field Guide Set for Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters
Faith communities can be a tremendous resource in times of disaster—if you know how to approach them. The National Disaster Interfaith Network has created two documents that will help. The Field Guide offers guidance on how government and nonprofit groups can build lasting emergency and preparedness relationships with the faith communities in their cities. The Religious Literacy Primer offers basic literacy in more than 20 religious faiths and gives practitioners a better understanding of how the faith community fits into emergency planning.
Performance of Natural Infrastructure and Nature-Based Measures as Coastal Risk Reduction Features Why build a levee when wetlands will help protect your coastal town from storms? That's an important question to ask and this report will help you find the answer. The study looks at a variety if natural flood protection measures and lists the strengths and weaknesses of each, how they reduce risks, types of communities where they're best suited, and performance standards.
Case Studies in Building Community Resilience While China is very far from the United States on the map, it isn't always the case when it comes to responding to the impacts of climate change. These case studies, produced by the Georgetown Climate Research Center, are an interesting look at how areas of the United States and China are responding to similar threats—coastal vulnerability, water scarcity, and urban heat waves.
Model EMS Clinical Guidelines The National Association of State EMS Officials has compiled this collection of evidenced-based and consensus-based practices to assist EMS organizations in delivering enhanced patient care, increasing safety, and promoting positive outcomes. While adoption of the guidelines is optional, it was created with the intent of standardizing EMS care at the state level.