This is a collection of materials from FEMA, items created by the CERT committee and items from other sources. This collection of documents will guide and assist you with the
This library contains various reference documents created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other sources. Any reference document we list in any of the other Committee created documents
This library contains various handouts and other materials aimed at assisting CERT Basic Training instructors. The handouts are listed in alphabetical order, so related documents may not be listed next
This library contains sample documents found or shared with us from various sources. These documents have been only been put into a standard format by the Committee. If you have
This library contains sample documents that has had additional evaluation. A best practice is a document that describes a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to
This library contains Guide documents created by the Committee to provide a high-level overview of various topics. These documents are fashioned after the “How To” documents your local extension office
This library contains procedure documents created by the Committee. These producers are utilized by the Committee for our internal operations. Additional they set the procedures used to manage the CERT
SESSION/SPEAKER MATERIALS: Opening and Keynote Welcome to the 2021 Don Hampton Conference & Awards Ceremony! The opening to this year’s conference will begin with a video commemorating the IDHRC’s 20th
Resources on how to volunteer in a COVID-19 environment, tracking volunteers, addressing adequate response within nonprofits, and more.
“CrisisCleanup.org connects relief organizations with the people who need help by taking a ‘craigslist’ approach to disaster recovery. Organizations that are aware of a need enter the information in the
Find your local Habitat for Humanity (H4H) to apply for housing help, volunteer, donate and more.
A national resource containing data on local, state, and federal-level emergencies and disasters, including SBA loans, disaster declarations, FEMA assistance provided, and more.
Get tips for preparedness steps you can take today, what to do in an emergency, and how to repair and rebuild afterward.
The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against
Stay updated on current and past weather forecasts, severe storms, active alerts, and emergencies/disasters; and find safety resources for a variety of disaster situations (e.g., floods, tornadoes, thunderstorms, drought, etc.)
Keep up-to-date on local, regional, and national weather, severe storms, and emergency/disaster situations.
National VOAD promotes cooperation, communication, coordination and collaboration, and fosters more effective delivery of services to communities affected by disaster.
FEMA can help you find declared emergencies and disasters by state, incident type, and/or year; provide disaster assistance and support services you need; and help local, state, tribal, and territorial
“The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is a key participant in emergency preparedness and response within the city of Des Moines and Polk County, and throughout Central Iowa. The
During times of natural disaster, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers educational resources to reduce the personal impact of natural disasters, working in partnership with the local, state and
A partnership with FEMA ESF #14 Long-Term Community Recovery (LTCR) produced strategies, reports, and comprehensive recovery plans for ten Iowa communities. Additionally, the ESF #14 community recovery toolbox was developed
Safeguard Iowa Partnership is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation whose mission is to better position Iowa and Iowans to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from all types of
A free resource to help you find a rental home that fits your needs and budget. Property providers can list apartments or homes for rent any time, which means the
The Food Bank of Iowa provides food to other organizations that serve Iowans in need. They also operate programs that provide food directly to people in need.
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is
“211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa and Nebraska residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services, and governmental programs. 211 is a
Heartland Flood Help is a project of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) – the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. LSC operates as
Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.
The Office of Latino Affairs provides this compilation of Latinx and/or Bilingual Mental Health Providers as a courtesy to the community. This page is not an endorsement of the organization or individual.
The following non-profit organizations provide direct services and resources to the Latino community in Iowa. This is for informational purposes only, and it is not an endorsement of the organizations listed. Provided
515-344-3936 This line is to help the Spanish-speaking community in the state of Iowa with the goal of providing information, resources, and support for the Iowa community. The line is
Information on the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP), the 2020 Derecho, Iowa Disaster Case Management, the Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team, Your Life Iowa, Abbe Center Iowa Warm
An interactive live map of flood watches, advisories, and alerts throughout the state of Iowa. Also includes weather conditions, forecasts, public health alerts, and more.
“Disaster Case Management includes time-limited services to eligible households to develop and carry out a Disaster Recovery Plan, providing guidance, advice, and referral in obtaining a service, or assisting in
The Iowa Emergency Management Association exists to advance the professional interests of its members and to assist Iowans in preserving life and protecting property in the face of any hazard.
No cost training for emergency first responders. Delivered year-round across the nation. “The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is leading the rural first responder training initiative by developing courses that
The goal of the HSEMD training program is to prepare those involved in emergency management to effectively protect, prevent, mitigate, respond to and recover from all hazards.
The CERT Committee is designed to assist local communities with the establishment, maintenance and training needed for local CERT programs. The committee will focus on providing technical support and guidance
A list of resources provided by Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (1st District of Iowa) for the 2020 Derecho storm.
A list of several resources you can access to make a disaster kit, create a disaster preparedness plan, and be informed. Donation resources, county-specific resources, volunteer opportunities, etc. related to
“As we deal with the fallout from the global coronavirus outbreak, many people will experience legal issues related to not only health care, but a wide variety of other civil
Free counseling and assistance for all Iowans affected by COVID-19
Public health is a partnership of local public health, IDPH, non-profit organizations, health care providers, policymakers, businesses and many others working together to protect and improve the health of Iowans.
USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.
The Buchanan County Disaster Recovery Coalition’s (BCDRC) mission is to strengthen area wide disaster coordination in Buchanan County by sharing information, simplifying resident access, and jointly resolving cases with unmet
To learn more about the Iowa Disaster Human Resource Council (IDHRC), click here. Below is a collection of documents outlining the IDHRC’s mission, goals, history, policies, by-laws, and more.
The National Response Framework provides foundational emergency management doctrine for how the Nation responds to all types of incidents. The NRF is structured to help jurisdictions, citizens, nongovernmental organizations (NGO),
NVOAD’s resource on disaster emotional care programs, emotional care for youth and diverse populations, and the integration of disaster emotional care programs into your organization.
A resource provided by NVOAD to help individuals and organizations better understand the long-term recovery process after a disaster as well as forming LTRGs.
This is a booklet families and individuals can use to create their own disaster preparedness plans. Creating a preparedness plan will ensure that you are well-equipped and well-stocked for any
A collection of documents that will help families and caregivers create and implement child preparedness plans in the event of a disaster or traumatic event. Provided by Iowa Child Care
A guide for parents, caregivers, and teachers on how to talk with and help children and youth cope in the aftermath of a disaster or traumatic event. Provided by SAMHSA
Check the CDC website for current health and safety updates.
Disaster preparedness and response planning guide for families. A general disaster preparedness and response planning guide. Resources provided by Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Dubuque.
A resource for stress management in the aftermath of a disaster or other traumatic event. Provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association).
Advice on volunteer management and data tracking in a pandemic environment. Provided by Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management & Volunteer Iowa.
Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak. Provided by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
A resource for older adults who are more vulnerable to coronavirus compiled by multiple partner agencies in Iowa.
The Iowa Department of Public Health urges Iowa businesses and organizations to donate extra PPE to health care providers and facilities to assist during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A list of coping strategies and resources to help one’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health.
A list of coping strategies and resources to deal with one’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Provided by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Public resource from Feed the Children outlining best practices for individual and organizational COVID-19 response.
These guidelines for operating shelters in a COVID-19 environment are provided as a public service and are still under development, review and subject to change based on changing CDC and