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


The TACDA Academy Lesson Manual is an emergency preparedness handbook and covers Civil Defense topics such as:

FEMA Resources

FEMA Emergency Operation Plans – Houses of Worship and Schools

Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Guides

Resource Links:

Responding to an Active Shooter Crisis Situation (FBI) -

Civil Defense Perspectives -

Doctors for Disaster Preparedness -

Physicians for Civil Defense -

National Museum of 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.” - 

American Preppers Network -

Michael Mabee, author of The Civil Defense Book -

Essential Guide to Flood Planning and Preparation -

Minimizing Flood Damage -

MetEd - Meteorology, weather forecasting, and related geoscience topics:

COVID-19 Information Links:

World Health Organization -

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -


FEMA - How You Can Help in the COVID-19 Fight

National Institutes of Health -

Homeland Security Coronavirus 2020 -

Resources for Stress and Coping During the Outbreak -

Managing Stress and Anxiety caused by Stay-at-Home Orders -

Seek Information Based on Science by Avast -

Guide to Staying Safe from Online Scams by Avast -

Prepare and Protect yourself -

15 Days to Slow the Spread -

How does Coronavirus Kill? With pulmonologist Dr. Seheult. -

Daily Coronavirus updates and information with Dr. Seheult. - 

Improving Immunity with Dr. Seheult. -

Frequently Asked Questions -

Cases and Latest Updates -

NIH Guide to Travel and Meetings -

New Coronavirus Stable for Hours on Surfaces -

Why Hand Washing Prevents Coronavirus -

About the Coronavirus -

To Beat Covid-19, Social Distancing is a Must! -

Coronavirus Myth Busters -


Live Monthly Civil Defense Meetings: Held on the 2nd Saturday of Each Month at 6pm Mountain Time. (Zoom links are emailed to active subscribers to the Journal of Civil Defense)

Nuclear Weapons Effects:

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

TACDA Radio Active

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