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Active Shooter / Workplace Violence

Tips for responding to an active shooter in your area - from the Department of Homeland Security and other organizations.

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Active Attack Preparedness and Response Resources and Links NWHRN

The term “active attack” is used to refer to any event in which an individual or individuals are attempting a mass murder. This could include the use of firearms, explosives, vehicle attacks, or any other weapon to inflict harm on a large number of people.

The agreed-upon definition of an “active shooter” by US government agencies (including the White House, US Department of Justice, FBI, US Department of Education, US Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Emergency Management Agency) is “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
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Updated 8/16/2022

Earthquake

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022

Fire (Internal and External)

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022

Flood

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022

General

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ASPR TRACIE Technical Resources HHS

The ASPR TRACIE Technical Resources domain is comprised of two components: the Resource Library and Topic Collections. The Resource Library includes resources from numerous databases from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other government agencies. It contains up-to-date disaster medical, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness materials. Collections include the most robust and most useful peer-reviewed and other public and privately developed materials (e.g., fact sheets, technical briefs, articles, toolkits, webinars, and plans) helpful to stakeholders in improving healthcare system preparedness and resilience. A complete listing of ASPR TRACIE-developed resources can be found HERE.
Updated 9/14/2022
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Collection: Natural Disasters

Natural disasters and their consequences (e.g., flooding, injuries experienced during clean up) can wreak havoc on healthcare facilities and the communities they serve. It is important for emergency planners to enroll in alert systems, monitor weather forecasts and have a solid natural disaster or all hazards facility response plan that complements their jurisdiction’s plan. The resources in this Topic Collection highlight lessons learned from recent events, communication tools and information, and checklists, plans, tools, and templates that can be modified to suit specific threats and needs. Articles in this Topic Collection address specific natural disasters and hazards and elements of their planning, but do not address all-hazard planning or specifics of clinical care which may be found in other topic collections.

Each resource in this Topic Collection is placed into one or more of the following categories (click on the category name to be taken directly to that set of resources). Resources marked with an asterisk (*) appear in more than one category.
Updated 9/13/2022
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FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Locator

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Locator allows individuals to search for DRCs nearest to their location. DRC Locator also provides additional information about each DRC, such as hours of operation, services offered, and driving directions to the DRC.
Enter your location information below. Note that you can search by Address, City, and State and/or Zip Code
Updated 9/14/2022
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FEMA Preparedness Toolkit and More

PrepToolkit and the National Preparedness System
The National Preparedness System outlines an organized process for everyone in the whole community to move forward with their preparedness activities and achieve the National Preparedness Goal.

The Preparedness Toolkit is an online portal that provides the whole community with tools to aid in implementing all six areas of the National Preparedness System. Select one of the six National Preparedness System areas on the graphic and begin exploring.
Updated 9/14/2022
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Incident Command Center

Through a Presidential Directive (HSPD5), all Federal, State, local, and tribal entities are required to adopt and utilize the National Incident Management System, of which Incident Command System is a key element. Hospitals and health care organization have also realized the importance of a coordinated effort and have adopted the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). Businesses, faith-based and other volunteer organizations, social services agencies, and all who may respond to an emergency or disaster, are expected to know and use Incident Command. It is equally important that those who care for vulnerable
populations know and utilize this nationally accepted method to manage incidents. It is critical for all involved, staff and those who may be called upon to assist, to clearly understand who is in charge. The rapid establishment of the Chain of Command and knowing how to communicate during the event promotes timely actions, reduces stress, and may save lives.
Updated 1/21/2022
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LeadingAge Interpretive Guidance (IG) for ePrep in LTC

The CMS has published an advanced copy of interpretive guidance for its final emergency preparedness rule for healthcare providers. The new regulations and requirements must be met by November 15th, 2017. LeadingAge has created a working document outlining the major components of the IG for LTC Facilities.
Updated 1/21/2022
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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022
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Safe & Well resource for residents to let families know they are safe

After a disaster, letting your residents family and friends know that they are safe and well can bring loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.
Updated 1/21/2022
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State Operations Manual Appendix Z- ePrep for All Providers Interpretive Guidance

§483.73, Requirement for LTC
The “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers” Final Rule (81 FR 63860, Sept. 16, 2016) (“Final Rule”) establishes national emergency preparedness requirements for participating providers and certified suppliers to plan adequately for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordinate with Federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.
The requirements are focused on three key essentials necessary for maintaining access to healthcare during disasters or emergencies: safeguarding human resources, maintaining business continuity, and protecting physical resources. The interpretive guidelines and survey procedures in this appendix have been developed to support the adoption of a standard all- hazards emergency preparedness program for all certified providers and suppliers while similarly including appropriate adjustments to address the unique differences of the other providers and suppliers and their patients.
Updated 9/14/2022
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WA Regional Healthcare Coalition Contacts for Training

WA Regional Healthcare Coalitions- where you can check in for local training of the emergency preparedness rule.
Updated 1/21/2022

Shelter in Place

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Active Attack Preparedness and Response Resources and Links NWHRN

The term “active attack” is used to refer to any event in which an individual or individuals are attempting a mass murder. This could include the use of firearms, explosives, vehicle attacks, or any other weapon to inflict harm on a large number of people.

The agreed-upon definition of an “active shooter” by US government agencies (including the White House, US Department of Justice, FBI, US Department of Education, US Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Emergency Management Agency) is “an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area.” In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.
425-988-2898
Updated 8/16/2022

Utility Outages

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022

Volcano

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022

Water Restrictions

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022

Wildfire

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Red Cross Emergency Shelter Map Locator

Locating Open Shelters near you! If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your community, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Updated 9/14/2022