E. Enarson, PhD
Notes to users
Many emergency preparedness guides are complex, detailed and complexly
written. Our aim is different: keep it short, simple and to the point, highlighting
just the core tasks and providing planning tools for these. You can always build
on a strong foundation.
We also take a 'whole organization' approach, offering tips and resources for
increasing the resilience of everyone--certainly your staff but also others--who
makes your group or organization what it is.
The Guide has four major sections. Taken as a whole, it will explain why
planning ahead is so important for women's organizations, move you through
the vital preliminary planning steps, introduce you to tools and resources for
writing your tailor-made emergency plan through the entire disaster cycle.
It then moves you on to the all-important issue of keeping an emergency plan
alive through regular updating, practice, outreach to emergency managers, and
networking for neighborhood preparedness. The Guide ends with a brief
introduction to the global movement of women for social change to reduce
avoidable harm. It may not be obvious yet, but emergency planning is part of
this and by doing this work you are part of it, too.
Each section begins with an overview that answers three critical questions.
What? What should be done to address these concerns?
Why? Why is it important?
How? What considerations are most important? What resources will help?
| Prairie Women Prepared for Disaster. An Emergency Planning Guide
For Women's Community Organizations
By Elaine Enarson, PhD
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Additional Reading Download
Facilitator Notes Download
Canada Wide Resources
- Basic Emergency Management - CFIB Download
- Be Prepared, Not Scared - Canadian Red Cross Download
- Communications, Protection, Readiness (CPR) - NPower Download
- Floods. What to do before and after - Government of Canada Download
- Getting Back to Business - Institute for Business and Home Safety Download
- Hurricaine Katrina Helping Handbook - FEMA Download
- Neighbourhood Emergency Preparedness. Program Guide - Justice Institute of BC / Greater Vancouver Regional Emergency Planning Committee 1999 Download
- Open for Business - Institute for Business and Home Safety Download
- Your Personal Preparedness Guide - City of Toronto Download
- Preparing Your Family For An Emergency - Health Canada Download
- Protecting Our Kids from Disasters: Nonstructural Mitigation for Childcare Centres - The Institute for Business and Home Safety Download
- Responding to Stressful Events - Helping Children Cope - PHAC Download
- Responding to Stressful Events - Helping Teens Cope - PHAC Download
- Responding to Stressful Events - Self-Care for Caregivers - PHAC Download
- Canadian Red Cross Disaster Management: What is registration and inquiry? - Canadian Red Cross Download
- Emergency Preparedness for Everyone, 2009 Calendar - City of Winnipeg Download
- Application for Disaster Financial Assistance - Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization Download
- Disaster Financial Assistance - Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization Download
- Family Emergency Handbook. Think Safety - Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization Download
- Disaster Signs "Help" and "OK" - City of Winnipeg Download
- The Manitoba Partners in Disaster Help Book - (Various Organizations) Download
- Course Offerings - Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization Download
- Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Special Needs - Manitoba Government Download
- Your Pets and Emergency Preparedness - The Winnipeg Humane Society, the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and Manitoba Download
- Time To Prepare. Your Role in Dealing with an Emergency - City of Winnipeg Download
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