disaster volunteer prep

Red Cross Disaster Safety Library

The Red Cross has a guide to various types of disasters and the risks one will face in them.

Disasters covered are: chemical emergency, drought, earthquake, flood, flu, food safety, heat wave, highway safety, home fire, hurricane, landslide, pet safety, poisoning, power outage, terrorism, thunderstorm, tornado, tsunami, volcano, water safety, wildfire, and winter storm.

CERT Basic Training Course

The following materials, from the Community Emergency Response Team, explain how a CERT operates in the time of an emergency, and how individuals can aid in a disaster through working with a CERT.

Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

This course, from FEMA, helps individuals develop an emergency plan and a disaster supply kit. It is useful for both individuals and families to increase their level of preparedness.

How to Minister to Disaster Survivors

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, introduces the subject of ministering to disaster survivors.

FEMA - Natural Disaster Preparedness Guides

FEMA provides specific guides for safety in the event of various natural disasters. Disasters covered are drought, earthquakes, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, landslides & debris flow, severe weather, space weather, thunderstorms & lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, wildfires, and winter storms &  extreme cold.                                                                                                                                     

Community Arise Disaster Relief Training (United Methodist / Presbyterian)

The Community Arise disaster relief training curriculum was created by an ecumenical team and provides multiple sessions of training on basic disaster ministry and disaster case management.

Prepare to Care - Disaster Recovery Guide (Church World Service)

The Church World Service provides a guide called "Prepare to Care" outlining how churches can mitigate disasters, prepare for them, and respond to them effectively, leading to a good recovery.

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