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American Red Cross
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Over the years, the organization has expanded its services, always with the aim of preventing and relieving suffering.
Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness
This site is intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.
Federal Emergency Management Office
On March 1, 2003, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
File of Life
Emergency medical personnel arrive at the home of a senior citizen, only to find him or her unconscious or confused. They have few facts to go on. Does the patient have any existing conditions? Are they taking any medications? Do they have any allergies? The medics frantically dig through the medicine cabinet looking for medications, while precious seconds tick by.
To help in such a situation such as the Niagara County Office for the Aging has started a Program called the “File of Life”. This program is for seniors 60+ in Niagara County and is a card containing medical information and is kept on the outside of the refrigerator and is in a bright red magnetic pocket. Once filled out this medical card lists all your emergency medical contacts, health problems, medications taken, allergies, recent surgeries and more. A compact version is included and once filled out is to be carried in a purse or wallet. The door decal is to be placed on the outside door (not on the glass) to notify arriving EMTs.
New York State Department of Emergency Preparedness & Response
Information for a healthier New York
New York State Emergency Management Office
For more than 50 years, SEMO and its predecessor agencies have been responsible for coordinating the activities of all State agencies to protect New York’s communities, the State’s economic well-being, and the environment from natural and man-made disasters and emergencies that threaten the Empire State.
New York State has taken great strides in enhancing its preparedness and response capabilities to help our citizens in these challenging times. We at SEMO remain committed to working closely with all levels of government, the private sector, and volunteer organizations to identify local hazards, develop plans and strategies to reduce those risks, and provide the necessary training and exercises to improve the capabilities of communities throughout this great State.
Niagara County Emergency Services
Niagara County Emergency Services and Fire Services Web site.
This website contains critical emergency-related information including instructions and recommended protective actions developed in real-time by emergency service personnel. Concurrent with the posting to this website, that same information will be disseminated through various communications systems (e.g. email, cell phones, media outlets) to those who sign up.
The information posted here will include severe weather warnings, significant highway closures, hazardous materials spills, and many other emergency conditions. Additionally you will find information regarding response actions being taken by local and state agencies and protective actions that you should take to protect you, your family and your property.
Pandemic Influenza Planning For Individuals & Families
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.
Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update
A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division