Terrorism Awareness Guide
Department of Homeland Security Overview
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Grants and Funding
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Training and Learning Resources
Community Hazards Emergency Response-Capability Assurance Process (CHER-CAP) This program is offered by FEMA and is designed to give communities and tribal governments a better understanding of hazardous materials risks.
The Emergency Management Institute The Emergency Management Institute (EMI), which is within FEMA, provides emergency management training to minimize the impact of disasters on the American public.
The National Fire Academy The U.S. Fire Administration operates the National Fire Academy, which provides on-site and distance courses and programs to fire and other emergency services professionals that teach them how to deal more effectively with fire and related emergencies.
FEMA Training FEMA offers a wide range of preparedness training opportunities.
National Incident Management System Integration Center The National Incident Management System (NIMS) was developed to provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local, and tribal governments to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents. This site contains information, guidance, and resources to assist in adopting and implementing the NIMS.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training FEMA provides an explanation of the Five-Year NIMS Training Plan and lists the NIMS training courses that are available.
Center for Domestic Preparedness The CDP is the Department of Homeland Security's only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction training center.
National Preparedness Coaltion Coalition Members have access to exclusive resources and can collaborate with thousands of fellow members across the country on ways to participate and get your community involved..
SAFECOM The Office of Interoperability and Compatibility's SAFECOM Program is a communications program that provides research, development, testing and evaluation, guidance and assistance for local, tribal, state, and federal public safety agencies working to improve public safety response through more effective and efficient interoperable wireless communications.
In a Moment's Notice: Surge Capacity in Terrorist Bombings In a Moment's Notice provides emergency medical, health care, and public health systems planners with solutions to potential challenges that may be faced in a terrorist bombing, and can serve as a vital resource in the health care response for a number of mass casualty situations.
DisasterAssistance.gov A consolidated Web source of information, services and links to federal agencies that play a role in federal disaster relief. The site tailors information for citizens, emergency responders and government officials.
National Fire Department Census Database Operated by USFA, the National Fire Department Census Database (NFDCD) allows users to search for fire department(s) based on a variety of criteria, including name, address, department type (career, volunteer, etc.), or organization type. Fire departments can also register to be listed in the NFDCD.
State Homeland Security and Emergency Services Provides web sites for various state agencies involved in homeland security activities.
U.S. Fire Administration Publications Free publications for emergency responders, including manuals, reports, and incident reports.
Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) Provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances encountered in hazardous material incidents.
DHS Standards & Guidelines
Equipment Standards Provides links to equipment standards sites through the Department of Homeland Security.
Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB) An inter-agency group designed to establish and coordinate local, state, and federal standardization, interoperability, and responder safety to prepare for, respond to, mitigate, and recover from any incident by identifying requirements for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosives (CBRNE) incident response equipment.