Words into Action Enhancing Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response


The Words into Action guidelines provide access to expertise and communities of DRR practitioners. This collection of selected preparedness guidance is part of the Words Into Action: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response.


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

To enhance communication in multilingual crisis and disaster contexts, INTERACT - the International Network in Crisis Translation - puts forward 10 implementable and practicebased policy-based recommendations. The recommendations listed below are

European Union

To support countries in the European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) in their review of preparedness system planning, ECDC launched an operational checklist for health emergency preparedness for imported cases of high consequence infectious diseases

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

FCC rule means that emergency information must be provided both aurally and in a visual format to make local emergency information accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to persons who are blind or have visual disabilities. The

Federal Communications Commission

The Chapter 7 of the Emergency Management Under Title II of the ADA, provides how to make emergency management programs, services, and activities accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The questions which Chapter 7 answers are as

United States Department of Justice

The purpose of this document is to provide information on the National Planning Frameworks. The Frameworks describe how the whole community works together to achieve the National Preparedness Goal. There is one Framework for each of the five mission areas

Federal Emergency Management Agency