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Emergency Planners and Responders


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Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) Training Course
Learn how to protect the health of emergency responders over a full range of emergency types and settings. The course includes specific recommendations and tools for all phases of a response.

Sample output table from the MedCon pre-event tool
Use this tool to estimate the number of persons who would be displaced due to a disaster and would require medical care for pre-existing medical conditions.

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Public Health Assessment and Surveillance Tools
Use these tools to support data collection efforts following a disaster in order to better assess the situation. These include CASPER, the Shelter Assessment Tool, and tools for morbidity and mortality surveillance.


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Cities Readiness Initiative
This program helps state and large metropolitan public health departments develop, test, and maintain plans to quickly receive and distribute life-saving medicine and medical supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile.

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Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself
Take care of your mental health and prevent burnout during an emergency response. Share these resources with other emergency response workers.

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Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
Use EMAC as a mechanism to share personnel, equipment and resources among states during emergencies and disasters.

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National Public Health Radio Network (NPRHN)
Use NPHRN to transmit and receive vital information via High Frequency (HF) Radio in the event that traditional infrastructure dependent communication media (telephone, internet, and cellular) are damaged, overloaded, or destroyed.

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Public Health Emergency Response Guide
Use this guide as an all-hazards reference tool when initiating the public health response during the first 24 hours of an emergency or disaster.

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Planning Resources by Setting
Use these tools to help healthcare providers, emergency responders, and communities plan for possible public health emergencies.

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Reaching At-Risk Populations
Use these resources to help identify, locate, and reach the groups most at-risk during an emergency.

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Response Worker Health and Safety
Use this list of resources to protect the health and safety of emergency response workers at disaster sites.