Helping You Prepare for and Survive Emergencies and Disasters

We’re All About Your Survival

The mission of The American Civil Defense association (TACDA) is to provide education, products and resources that empower American Citizens with a comprehensive understanding of reasonable preparedness strategies and techniques; promoting a self-reliant, pro-active approach to protecting themselves, their families and their communities in the event of nuclear, biological, chemical or other manmade and natural disasters.

Newest blog post - The Corona Virus—1918 All Over Again?

By Jane M. Orient, M.D.

Clusters of a dozen or so deaths may get nonstop “if-it-bleeds-it-leads” press coverage. But the lack of preparedness for the really, really big threats may be met with virtual radio silence—until panic breaks out.


For more information on the Corona Virus, click here:

for the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website.

Recent Article in the Journal of Civil Defense


The potential for a chemical/biological attack against America is both real and daunting. If there were an attack, even one minute of contamination could, and most probably would, result in devastating sickness or death.

A chem/bio attack could be a full-scale attack spread by enemy bombers or missiles, or it could be a localized incident. Localized chemical incidents would not affect large portions of the population. Biologicals, however, will spread quickly throughout the nation. The only affective action against such an attack,...

Also Contains Articles on:

Civil Defense Chaplaincy, How FEMA Could Lose America's Next Great War, Bug Out or Bug In; Know When to Go (or Stay), Oral Re-hydration Therapy (On a Budget), Lead Exposure During Firearms Training: A Significant Hazard?, U.S. Dependence on Foreign Mineral Resources; A National Security Threat, The Current State of Nuclear Electrical Power in the United States

October 2019 Issue 2 Biological Warfare. Can you survive

Volume 53 - Issue 2

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TACDA Academy

The TACDA Academy provides free essential detailed education for everyone.

In the TACDA Academy, you can access a growing series of online courses. These courses contain materials and information that have been collected over decades of research. They can help empower you, your family and your community with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to be prepared for all types of natural and manmade disasters and emergencies.

  • NBC Weapons Effects
  • Sheltering
  • EMP and Radiation
  • Natural Disasters
  • Food and Water Storage
  • and more….