Emergency Management and Response

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"The mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to serve the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and disease related to toxic substances.

ATSDR is directed by congressional mandate to perform specific functions concerning the effect on public health of hazardous substances in the environment. These functions include public health assessments of waste sites, health consultations concerning specific hazardous substances, health surveillance and registries, response to emergency releases of hazardous substances, applied research in support of public health assessments, information development and dissemination, and education and training concerning hazardous substances." from web site

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The Census Bureau's Subjects A-Z is a starting point for locating data collected by the Federal government. Use USA.gov or another search engine to locate up-to-date information or to find resources not listed here.

This resource replaces FedStats.gov, which was last updated in 2007.

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"Recognizing that sharing information is essential to the coordination of efforts to support state and local counter-terrorism training, the Counter-Terrorism Training and Resources for Law Enforcement web site was born.

This portal web site serves as a single point of access to counter-terrorism training opportunities and related materials available across the Federal Government and from private and nonprofit organizations. These resources will help every law enforcement decisionmaker develop strategic plans for professional training and local emergency response." from web site

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OSEI products include multichannel color composite imagery and single-channel grayscale imagery linked to mapped locations.

This page also links to OSEI for:

  • Dust Storms
  • Fires
  • Floods
  • Icebergs
  • Ocean
  • Severe Weather
  • Snow Cover
  • Storms
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Unique Imagery
  • Volcanoes

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The Department of Homeland Security's mission is to unify and direct the national effort to protect the country. The major focuses of the agency include:

  • Preparedness and Response
  • Travel Security
  • Information Sharing and Analysis
  • Research
  • Immigration
  • Prevention and Protection
  • Commerce and Trade

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"Advising on building codes and flood plain management...teaching people how to get through a disaster...helping equip local and state emergency preparedness...coordinating the federal response to a disaster...making disaster assistance available to states, communities, businesses and individuals...training emergency managers...supporting the nation's fire service...administering the national flood and crime insurance programs...the range of FEMA's activities is broad indeed and spans the life cycle of disasters.

The disaster life cycle describes the process through which emergency managers prepare for emergencies and disasters, respond to them when they occur, help people and institutions recover from them, mitigate their effects, reduce the risk of loss, and prevent disasters such as fires from occurring.

And at every stage of this cycle you see FEMA -- the federal agency charged with building and supporting the nation's emergency management system." from web site

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"The National Agricultural Safety Database, NASD, is a collection of publications about agricultural safety and health. The publications are contributed by safety specialists in many different states and agencies."

"NASD contains many kinds of informational materials, including fact sheets, training materials, PowerPoint presentations, video references, and complete on-line videos." -- from web site

Use the Topic List to find materials related to a specific area.

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The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics is a cooperative effort between the Department of Justice and the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center at SUNY Albany.

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