For information about the National Incident Management System (NIMS): http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/index.shtm.
For training on NIMS: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/nims/nims_training.shtm.
For information about the National Response Framework (NRF): http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0566.xml.
For training on the NRF: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS800b.asp.
For information about the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/.
For training offered by FEMA: http://www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/.
Federal Highway Administration Emergency Transportation Operations: http://www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse/index.htm.
General News and Information
Alertnet by Reuters (emergency news from Reuters wire service and other organizations): www.alertnet.org.
ReliefWeb (largest humanitarian portal with updated news and information on emergencies directly from Nongovernmental organizations, and government aid agencies): www.reliefweb.int.
Disaster News Network (facilitates information sharing on disaster response among responders; covers preparedness, environmental hazards, and terrorist disasters): www.disasternews.net.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD or NVOAD). This organization provides a forum for organizations to share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle - preparation, response, and recovery - to help disaster survivors and their communities. National VOAD is a consortium of approximately 50 national organizations and 55 state and territory equivalents. During major incidents, it typically sends representatives to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/FEMA National Response Coordination Center to represent the voluntary organizations and assist in response coordination. The website is: www.nvoad.org.
Natural Hazards Center: The mission of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder is to advance and communicate knowledge on hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Using an all-hazards and interdisciplinary framework, the center fosters information sharing and integration of activities among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world; supports and conducts research; and provides educational opportunities for the next generation of hazards scholars and professionals. The website is: www.colorado.edu/hazards.
Detailed training concerning NRF and NIMS is offered as independent study (IS) courses by FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (http://training.fema.gov/IS/):
Unclassified Imagery Access Portals
United States Geological Survey Hazard Data Distribution System:
Northern Command (NORTHCOM) Disaster Imagery Management System (common access card required for the portal, User Name and Password required for the server): https://operations.noradnorthcom.mil/sites/NNCJ2/NNCJ22/DSCA/DIMS/default.aspx.
DHS's Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) (registration required): https://government.hsin.gov/default.aspx.
AFNORTH Exercise Webpage: https://operations.noradnorthcom.mil/sites/afnorth/Exercises/default.aspx.
AFNORTH public contingency webpage: http://www.afnorth.us or http://1afnorth.region1.ang.af.mil/default.aspx.
U.S. Army North (USARNORTH)/Fifth Army: http://www.arnorth.army.mil/public/.
U.S. Coast Guard Homeport: http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do.
Last Reviewed: May 18, 2012