The basic assumption is that no first-responders (fire, ems, police, utilities) will be available immediately following an emergecy.

The objective is to produce value for visitors, whether just beginning to think about creating some neighborhood emergency response and recovery capabilities, or wanting to add something to work already begun,

Along with forms, guides, checklists, etc., the site includes descriptions of the methods being used and their origins, along with goals and objectives and how to measure progress.


The focus is on neighborhood emergency preparedness, however, those capabilities are dependent on individual and household preparedness. In addition, the ability of neighborhoods to survive, if not prosper from a disaster, can easily depend on community, regional, and out of region resources.

Emergency Preparedness
Scope Plan Resources
Out of Region    
Community   x
Neighborhood x x
Household x x
Individual x x


Included are individual, household, and neighborhood plans and resources, along with community resources.

- Scenarios -

    Want copies of the forms and instructions?

  • Tools>Forms
  • Want to start a neighborhood emergency team?

  • Tools>Guides
  • Want to know how effective your neighborhood disaster response capabilities are?

  • Approach>Maturity model
  • Want to understand the methods and tools behind this approach to neighborhood emergency management?

  • Approach>Methods & tools
  • Want to guidance on emergency supply kits?

  • Tools>Kits

Animals In Disaster

Workshop materials and handouts focused on animals in a disaster here