General Disaster - American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
PandemicFlu.Gov is an official U.S. Government Web site and is managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

This comprehensive website offers information on personal and family preparedness with many forms and brochures that can be downloaded. This site provides information regarding all types of hazards and is an excellent resource for anyone preparing for, responding to, or recovering from a disaster.

American Red Cross

Each year the American Red Cross responds to over 70,000 disasters across the country. This comprehensive website provides detailed information for personal, family and workplace preparedness, as well as information on classes and volunteer opportunities.

New York City Healthcare

Emergency preparedness information from the NYC Office of Emergency Management

The Center for Health Security
The Center for Health Security publishes a newsletter with up-to-date information regarding a broad range of threats.

CBRNE-Terrorism Newsletter

TThis newsletter is published by an independent group and focused on first responders. It covers topics related to Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) exposures.

Pan American Health Organization

This newsletter addresses Disasters: Preparedness and Mitigation in the Americas.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response maintains a Public Health Emergency website that is frequently updated. It provides a fast reference for events in the United States and elsewhere.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

National Preparedness Goals 2011-This publication describes the U.S. approach to preparing for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the country.

The 2015 National Preparedness Report (NPR)

The NPR marks the fourth iteration of this annual report. Required annually by Presidential Policy Directive 8: National Preparedness, NPR summarizes progress in building, sustaining, and delivering the 31 core capabilities described in the 2011 National Preparedness Goal. The 2015 NPR highlights accomplishments achieved or reporting during 2014.

Congressional Research Services

Congressional Primer on Major Disasters and Emergencies

Radiation Emergencies 

NIH's Medline Plus

This page on Radiation Exposure provides an extensive list of links related to radiation exposure and patient management.

International Atomic Energy Agency

Wide range of information related to nuclear safety programs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation Emergency Medical Management: Guidance on diagnosis and treatment for health care providers.

Center for Disease Control, Radiation Emergencies

This site provides information on radiation emergencies for both professional and personal.

Chemical Hazard Management:


Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management: a new portal from the National Library of Medicine, intended as a one-stop source for first responders, first receivers, and emergency planners. Useful references for medical hazmat management are not all that common (ATSDR’s MHMI site being a notable exception).


Biohazard and Bioterrorism Management:
Clinical Management of Potential Bioterrorism-Related Conditions
This review article from the New England Journal of Medicine in 2015 reviews the clinical management of deliberate infection with several pathogens of greatest bioweapons concern.


Online Training Resources:
These courses, textbooks, and training sites offer self-study and home study courses at no charge or at a very nominal fee and offer a certificate of completion and, in most cases, offer continuing education credit.

The National Incident Management System: A Primer for Volunteers

Borden Institute: Blast injury

American College of Physicians: Bombings-Injury Pattern and Care

CDC: Environmental Health

Houston Department of Health and Human Services: Preparing for a Bombing-A Common Sense Approach

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Health & Human Services, Disasters

Homeland Security Digital Library

Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare

Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare

Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Warfare

Medical Management of Radiological Casualties Handbook

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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