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Below are links and various resources for emergency managers and those interested in hazard mitigation and disaster preparedness.

DERA is a nonprofit, international service and professional association. DERA was founded in 1962 to assist communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and to serve as a link for professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of emergency preparedness and management. DERA currently has active members around the world, representing national governments, non-profit associations, official agencies, educational institutions, corporations, small business concerns, emergency management professionals, researchers, and volunteers.

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Alerts & Emergency Information

Western Hemisphere Weather Watch from Crown Weather Service

Earthweek: Natural Hazards & Current Events

Dr William Gray's Hurricane Updates & FAQs

El Nino Current Impact and Prediction

Earthquake Information and Analysis

National Hurricane Center

Caribbean Hurricane Network: Update from the Islands

Storm Watch Center

The Weather Channel

Volcano Information & Updates

Weather: Real-Time NOAA

DERA Disaster News Blog

DERA Disaster Preparedness and Response Roundtable Forum

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Special Events

DERA 50th Anniversary Celebration & Preparedness Workshop: June 15-17, 2012 - Asheville, North Carolina

DERA Membership Meeting & Community Disaster Information Workshop: February 18-21, 2010 - Orlando, Florida

Other Conferences and Workshops

EIIP Teleconference, each Wednesday at Noon EST

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Emergency Management Information by Region


American Red Cross

British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program

Canadian Transport Emergency Centre (CANUTEC)

Civil Air Patrol (CAP)

DisasterCom News and Commentary Blog

DERA Disaster Preparedness and Response Roundtable Forum

Disaster Mental Health

Disaster Response Network

EIIP Teleconference

Emergency Preparedness Canada

EPIX: Emergency Preparedness Information Exchange

FEMA: U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

FIREWISE - Wildland Fire Information

NASA Disaster Research Search Engine

Natural Hazards Research Center

Virginia Tech: Disaster Recovery Publications


Emergency Management Australia


New Zealand Civil Defense


Caribbean Disaster Response Agency (CDERA)


European Rescue & Law Links


PAHO: Pan American Health Organization

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DERA International

International Committee of the Red Cross

Int'l Federation of Red Cross-Red Crescent

Rescue Coordination Centre Network

Fireweb For Emergency Responders

Emergency Management Gold

American Radio Relay League

American Rescue Team

APCO: Public Safety Communications Officers

Christian Disaster Response Organization

Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada

Enterprise Works/VITA:  Volunteers in Technical Assistance

International Association of Emergency Managers


National Association for Search and Rescue

National Association of EMT's

National Emergency Management Association

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

NCCEM: National Coordinating Council on Emergency Management

SALEMDUG - Texas   (Sadly, very few of the pioneering SALEMDUG links are still active.)

VITA: Volunteers in Technical Assistance

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Emergency Communications

American Radio Relay League

Amateur Radio Satellite Operations

Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)

Disaster Response Network

Emergency Telecommunications: Industry Canada / Industrie Canada

North American Center for Emergency Communications

National Institute of Amateur Radio/India

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News and Media Outlets

CNN News Desk

Disaster Network

U.S. Air Force News Wire

Reuters News Wire

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Security & Safety

Asbury International Group, Inc.

The Center for Preparedness and Training

Emergency Response Guide Book (U.S. DOT HAZMAT)

HAZMAT - Transportation & Emergencies/Transport Canada

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American Radio Relay League

Asbury International Group, Inc.

Colorado Nonprofit Association (CNA)

Emergency Information Infrastructure Partnership (EIIP)

Emergency Medicine Learning Resource Center (EMLRC)

Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (FL-VOAD)

Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service (FAIRS)

GlobalMed USA

Humane Society of the U.S.

International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)

International Market Link - Quality Equipment and Support for Emergency Responders

ManyWaters Resource Network: Building Teams to Build the Future

National Institute of Amateur Radio/India

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