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What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
Open Educational Resources in Emergency Management
"USACE Los Angeles District Emergency Management response team" by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is licensed under CC BY 2.0
This is a sample of several OER Emergency Management textbooks or course materials available. Additional OER in your subject may be found by searching the resources listed on the ACC Libraries primary Open Educational Resources Guide.
Emergency Management Institute- Federal Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Management Institute (EMI) provides a nationwide training program of resident courses and non-resident courses to enhance U.S. emergency management practices. Lists the courses, programs, and activities offered.
FEMA's Mapping Information Platform
Through the Project Impact initiative, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) have formed a National Partnership in part aimed at providing multi-hazard maps and information to U.S. residents, business owners, schools, community groups, and local governments via the Internet. The primary attraction of this portal to geographic knowledge is the online Hazard Map, a interactive mapping tool which enables visitors to generate a map of their area of interest simply by entering a zip code, city name or Congressional District and selecting from several hazard types: flood, earthquakes, hail storm, hurricane, tornado, or wind storm.
Homeland Security: Safeguarding the U.S. Against Domestic Catastrophic Destruction
What is homeland security and why do we need it? What was unique about the 9/11 attacks that prompted the largest reorganization of the Federal government since the end of World War II? What is the difference between homeland security and national security? Why is critical infrastructure protection so critical? Why is emergency management an essential mission area within homeland security? What is the relationship between homeland security and DoD, National Guard, FBI, and State and Local law enforcement? Explore these questions and the events that made homeland security what it is today. Find out why homeland security is an unprecedented historical challenge requiring an unprecedented government response. Review the homeland security mission areas and understand not only what is being done but also why. Discover “who’s who and what do they do” within the Department of Homeland Security and the greater Homeland Security Enterprise. This book provides the most comprehensive overview and most concise resource for understanding homeland security today. Within these pages you will find insight to the most pressing challenges of the 21st century confronting the nation, your community, and you.
Terrorism - Ready for Emergencies?
Education Scotland provides an excellent resource that contains a range of materials to help practitioners plan and deliver learning experiences aimed at helping learners prepare for and deal with emergencies.