Planning and Response

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National Fire Protection Association NFPA's webpage with access to National Fire Safety Codes for healthcare facilities Regulations and Mandates
National Flood Insurance Program The federal National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers flood insurance to business owners, homeowners, and renters if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. This resource is a link to the NFIP website with information about the National Flood Insurance Program, including a Risk Profile tool and how to find an insurance agent that offers flood insurance. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
National Flood Insurance Program - Location of Participating Communities This page on the FEMA website lists the communities, nationwide, that are part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Select your state, territory or nation to see if your community is listed. For more information about the National Flood Insurance Program, please search "flood" in the search bar of the www.LTCprepare.org website. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness - Jan 2012 National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness - Jan 2012 (ASPR). Recommendations & Guidance
National Hurricane Center Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map Storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property and directly accounts for about half of the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the United States (Rappaport, 2014). In an effort to improve overall awareness and understanding of the storm surge flooding threat, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map (effective 2016) for certain tropical cyclones that affect the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States. The Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map depicts the risk associated with coastal flooding from storm surge associated with tropical cyclones and shows: -- Geographical areas where inundation from storm surge could occur -- The heights, above ground, that water could reach in those areas Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Weather-Related Services
National Preparedness Resource Library FEMA National Preparedness Resource Library. Recommendations & Guidance
National Response Framework - FEMA website FEMA National Response Framework Recommendations & Guidance
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) Nationwide Network NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Weather-Related Services
Nursing Home and Assisted Living Hazard and Vulnerability Analysis Tool This Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) Tool is based on the Kaiser Permanente model, re-designed specifically for nursing homes and assisted living residences. The tool is a downloadable Excel Spreadsheet in which you record your information and it automatically calculates your HVA scores. The HVA provides a systematic approach to recognizing hazards that may affect demand for nursing home or assisted living residences or the center's ability to provide services. The risks associated with each hazard are analyzed to prioritize planning, mitigation, response and recovery activities, and serves as a needs assessment for the Emergency Management program. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, Sample Templates & Toolkits
Nursing Homes in Public Health Emergencies special needs and potential roles The potential role and question of preparedness on the part of nursing homes has emerged in local and national preparedness discussions. This report presents the findings of a series of focus groups conducted with nursing home staff in five States -- North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Utah -- and Southern California. The purpose of the focus groups was to gauge the level of disaster preparedness and assess the special needs and potential role of nursing homes in the event of bioterrorism or other public health emergencies. Reports & Articles
OIG Report (2006) Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Recent Hurricanes Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Recent Hurricanes Reports & Articles
OIG Report (2012) Gaps Continue To Exist in Nursing Home Emergency Preparedness and Response During Disasters: 2007-2010 This is a report by OIG of its study conducted to assess emergency preparedness and response of nursing homes that experienced disasters from 2007-2010. The OIG's first report on this topic was in 2006. Recommendations & Guidance, Research
Online Lesson: Long Term Care Facilities Emergency Preparedness Plans This 2 hour online course reviews the reasons for planning in long-term care facilities and who should be involved. The course explains the all-hazards model of emergency management planning, and the critical issues involved in preparedness planning. The Center for Public Health Preparedness offers e-learning on healthcare preparedness topics and other resources. Training Resources
OSHA: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances OSHA website with detailed information on chemical substances & associated risks. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment
Overview - Hazards Vulnerability Analysis This resource provides an overview of the purpose of a hazards vulnerability analysis and a general overview of the process. Hazard Vulnerability Assessment