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    Helpful Links

    Emergency Management Links

    American Red Cross

    The “home page” site for American Red Cross is Or call 223-6700 (local American Red Cross number for Bismarck/Burleigh)

    Red Cross - Emergency planning for individuals/family, communities and businesses

    Red Cross - Seniors

    Red Cross - Disabilities

    Other Volunteer Links

    • Citizen Corps - Emergency planning for individuals, communities and businesses.
    • Bismarck Web Site - Select appropriate departments such as Emergency Management, Fire (Fire Prevention), Police, and Public Health for preparedness and safety information.
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Emergency planning for individuals/families, children, and businesses.
    • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Pandemic Flu
      Are You Ready? A citizen’s Guide to preparedness. (FEMA publication IS 22)
      Call toll free to get your free copy: 1-800-480-2520
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Emergency Preparedness Web sites for those with disabilities

    The National Organization on Disability, founded in 1982, promotes the full and equal participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. is funded entirely by private donations. For more information, contact N.O.D. at 202/293-5960; TDD: 202/293-5968; or visit

    Request FEMA 476 – call 1-800-480-2520 and request FEMA 476 “Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs

    American with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Guide for Local Governments

    "An ADA Guide for Local Governments Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities" (11 pp.), from the U.S. Department of Justice, is a newly revised and expanded publication to help local government planners, first responders, and emergency staff prepare for and meet the unique needs of people with disabilities during natural and civil emergencies.

    The guide identifies potential problems in notifying, evacuating, transporting, sheltering, and providing information to people with disabilities during emergencies and offers solutions for preventing or minimizing those problems.

    Web sites for those with Pets

    American Kennel Club - Pet and animal preparedness

    SHRM Knowledge Center

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    Receive assistance with your HR questions from SHRM’s certified HR Knowledge Advisor.

    Email Form:

    Phone: 8:30 am-8:00 pm at 800.283.7476, option #5 or 703.548.3440, option #5.