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Preparing First Responders Toolkit for Disasters: Plans for Your Officers and Their Families

Disaster Preparedness

The Ready Responder Toolkit

First Responders serve a critical role in emergency operations whether preserving lives, protecting property or providing other essential services. The Ready Responder Toolkit (PDF – 2.8Mb) is designed to provide emergency response agencies with planning tools to help prepare their first responders and their families for emergencies. These tools are flexible and customizable. This toolkit can be used to meet the specific needs of their agency or department.

To obtain a copy of the tool kit, go to:

Articles of Interest

From the Administrator: Law Enforcement’s Role in Responding to Disasters
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Law Enforcement Partnerships: Now the Norm, Not the Exception
By Mike Edmonson, Colonel, Superintendent, Louisiana State Police, General Chair, IACP Division of State and Provincial Police

Law Enforcement's Response to Natural Disasters

Hurricane Rita: Lessons Learned
By Donald D. Dixon, Chief of Police, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Operation LEAD: New Jersey's Statewide Response to Louisiana in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
By ? By Rick Fuentes, Colonel and Superin?tendent, New Jersey State Police, and Director , New Jersey Office of Emer?gency Management; and John Hunt, Major , New Jersey State Police, and Deputy Director, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management

Pandemic INFLUENZA and Bird FLU: The State of Delaware State and Local Law Enforcement Preparedness
By David B. Mitchell, J.D., Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security for the State of Delaware and Elizabeth Olsen, Attorney at Law and Policy Advisor, Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security

2003 SARS Outbreak:The Response of the Toronto Police Service
By Julian Fantino, Commissioner, Emergency Management, Province of Ontario, and Former Chief of Police, Toronto Police Service, Canada



From The Police Chief, vol. LXXX, no. 9, September 2013. Copyright held by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, 515 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA.

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