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Key Definitions

  • Prevention: Actions to avoid an incident or to intervene to stop an incident from occurring. Prevention involves actions to protect lives and property.
  • Preparedness: A continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective action in an effort to ensure effective coordination during incident response.


Click on a link below to access prevention and preparedness resources.

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School and Classroom Resources

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Web Sites

  • CERT: Community Emergency Response Team Information
    Available at the Citizen Corps Web site: www.citizencorps.gov/cert
  • Lead and Manage My School: Emergency Planning Toolkit for Schools
    Available at the Department of Education Web site: www.ed.gov
  • Masters of Disaster, Disaster Education: A Preparedness Curriculum for K–8 Teachers
    Available at the American Red Cross Web site: www.redcross.org
  • Preparedness and prevention information, documents, and sample forms
    Available at the Ready.Gov Web site: www.ready.gov
    Available at the FEMA Web site: www.fema.gov
  • 30 Tips for Emergency Preparedness
    Available at the Department of Homeland Security Web site: www.dhs.gov

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