Resources on What to Do Before, During, and After Disasters

Resource Links:

Responding to an Active Shooter Crisis Situation (FBI) -

Civil Defense Perspectives -

Doctors for Disaster Preparedness -

Physicians for Civil Defense -

Civil Defense Radio with Preston Schleinkofer-

Civil Defense Virginia -

“The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times.” –

Federal Emergency Management Agency -

The Provident Prepper: Common Sense Guide to Emergency Preparedness, Self-Reliance and Provident Living -

The Weather Channel -

Natural Hazards: A service of NASA’s Earth Observatory -

Backdoor Survival.  "Prepping with Optimism” -

Strive for More Preparedness -

“Trusted News and Intelligence from Spec Ops Veterans” -

FDD’S Long War Journal -

Survival Sherpa: “Helping Each Other on the Climb to Self-Reliance and Preparedness” -

“We Protect People.  Let us show you how.” -

Michael Mabee, author of The Civil Defense Book -

Essential Guide to Flood Planning and Preparation -

Minimizing Flood Damage -

Nuclear Weapons Effects:

For information about the various effects of nuclear weapons, click here.

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In times of crisis and natural disasters, Amateur (HAM) radios are often used as a trusted and proven means of emergency communication.

Recent examples include the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan, the 2003 North American blackout, and Hurricane Katrina in September 2005, where amateur radio was used to coordinate disaster relief activities when other systems failed.

TACDA has been a supporter of Amateur Radio communication, and Amateur Radio Clubs, for decades. Clubs can provide information about licensing in their respective area, local operating practices and technical advice.

In the US, Amateur radio operators are required to pass an examination to demonstrate technical knowledge, operating competence and awareness of legal and regulatory requirements in order to avoid interference with other Amateur radio operators and other radio services.

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TACDA's Resources & Links area is continually adding more local Amateur Radio Clubs. To add or modify a link, please Contact TACDA

National Amateur Radio Resources