Fun Games for Kids
These games will test your know-how in a wide range of emergencies and teach you how to build the emergency kit.
Helping Children Cope with Disaster - Red Cross
This booklet offers parents, caregivers, and other adults suggestions on how to help children cope with the effects of disaster, as well as how to be prepared before a disaster strikes.
National Weather Service Education for Kids
Homeowner Worksheet: Your Risk
Use this form to discuss your insurance coverage with your agent. Having adequate coverage now will help you recover more rapidly from a catastrophe.
Insurance Preparedness for Natural Disasters
The Maryland Insurance Administration encourages residents to be prepared for natural disasters by reviewing and understanding their insurance coverage and by considering the purchase of flood insurance.
More information on Emergency Preparedness for persons with special needs or disabled
Planning for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs Toolkit (Print Version)
This Toolkit is intended to serve as a resource that provides tools and materials for emergency managers and planners to use when planning for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.
Maryland Center for School Safety
In times of disasters, colleges and universities serve as key emergency management partners to federal, state, local, tribal, territory and private sector organizations. Institutions are encouraged to regularly review, update and exercise their emergency plans.
Educational materials for schools
How to Apply for an EMI Course
IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
Maryland Awarded $3.6 Million in Federal Grants to Strengthen School Safety
MDEM Learning Management System (LMS)
Participate in the Grant for School Emergency Management (GSEM) Readiness Survey
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) School Program
Incident Command System (ICS) for Schools
School personnel are likely to be the first on the scene when an incident occurs on school property or involves school staff or students. School employees can manage initial response activities for an incident more effectively by establishing incident command.
IS-362.A: Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
This course covers basic information about developing, implementing, and maintaining a school emergency operations plan (EOP).
PrepTalks: Rethinking School Safety
Michele Gay’s PrepTalk, “Rethinking School Safety” relays her personal experience as the parent of a child killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy in 2012.
IS-363: Introduction to Emergency Management for Higher Education
The goal of this course is to provide Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) with knowledge and planning strategies to protect lives, property, and the environment by supporting operations more effectively within the context of comprehensive emergency management.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S..
Department of Health - Office of Preparedness and Response
The Office of Preparedness and Response coordinates Maryland’s public health and medical response during an emergency.
Department of the Environment - Office of Preparedness and Response
The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response focuses on planning for and responding to emergencies, such as hazardous material spills, natural disasters, nuclear power plant incidents, chemical fires, fish kills, and other environmental disasters.
DNR CosastSmart Scorecard
The CoastSmart Scorecard offers a simple method for assessing the risk and vulnerability of a local community to coastal hazards by using a ground-up and community-based approach.
Maryland Department of Emergency Management
The Maryland Department of Emergency Management Website
National Weather Service
NWS provides weather, water, and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national U.S. economy.
Power Outages Map
A real-time mapping of Maryland power outages by county
Official Federal readiness website of the Department of Homeland Security
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