Resources for emergency and disasters
We’re grateful for your interest in Safety Maps, but also want you to make sure you know about the many excellent initiatives around the world that are specifically dedicated to emergency preparedness and disaster recovery.
Here are a few representative organizations and civil activities/efforts that you might find helpful. If you’re aware of one that isn’t listed here, feel free to suggest it to us for inclusion.
- Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters, 1980-2010.
- Google Crisis Response.
- Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signalling and Infocommunications (RSOE). (Disregard the arcane name; this is a very useful global map of humanitarian incidents.)
- United Nations site with information on humanitarian relief organizations.
By disaster type
Emergency Preparedness and Response
- US Centers for Disease Control emergency preparedness.
- International Red Cross Emergency-specific preparedness information.
- San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), a community based training program dedicated to a neighbor-helping-neighbor approach.
- 72Hours.org, an effort of the City and County of San Francisco. Are you prepared?
- San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.
- SPUR’s Resilient City project.