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Programs that provide training and/or technical assistance for the public and private sectors to enhance emergency planning efforts and the level of overall preparedness by government organizations, community based agencies, businesses, individuals and families for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.

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American Red Cross, Hanover - Adams ChapterThe American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the international Red Cross movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster, and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Provides:
  • Blood to hospitals
  • Disaster relief services - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Communications for members of the armed forces and their families - available 24 hours-a-day
  • Community disaster preparedness and prevention education programs
  • Health & safety education: CPR, first aid, pet first aid, babysitter's training, preventing disease transmission, automatic external defibrillator
  • Health & safety and disaster education for youth
  • Nurse aid testing 2x a week
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Red Cross school clubs
  • VA program provides veterans with transportation to the VA medical centers Adams County Location: 230 Greenamyer Lane Gettysburg, PA 17325
  • YorkAmerican Red Cross, Hanover - Adams ChapterAmerican Red Cross of South Central Pennsylvania
    *American Red Cross, Youth Disaster Preparedness EducationYouth preparedness programs increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards to help youth prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster and emergency situations. • Prepare With Pedro – This program is designed to teach children in kindergarten through grade two and their families how to stay safe during disaster situations and emergencies. Disasters can be scary for young kids, but children are much better at adapting to situations when they know what to expect. Children in this program learn about basic home hazards and emergency situations by working side-by-side with adults to complete an activity book. • The Pillowcase Project – The Pillowcase Project is a preparedness education program for students in grades three through five that teaches children about safety skills, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Red Cross volunteers lead students through a “learn, practice, share” framework to engage them in disaster preparedness and survival skills. Each child receives a pillowcase to start a preparedness kit. Blair*American Red Cross - Central Pennsylvania ChapterAmerican Red Cross - Pennsylvania
    Chester County Department of Emergency ServicesChester County Department of Emergency Services assists in providing safety and security to Chester County citizens. Services provided include: - Emergency Call Receipt - Interim Assistance - Response Coordination - Responder Dispatch - Fire - Emergency Medical - Hazardous Materials - Rescue - Training Coordination - Administration - Disaster Response Planning - Coordination - Recovery - Mitigation - Hazardous materials - Emergency Response - Fire prevention and InvestigationChester*Main Site (Chester County Department of Emergency Services)Chester County Department of Emergency Services
    HOPE worldwide - Disaster ReliefNatural disasters have claimed thousands of lives in recent years. Each time, survivors are left with little hope for their future and few resources to restart their lives. Recent Catastrophes such as: - South Asian Tsunami in 2004 - Hurricanes Katrina, Ria, Wilma, Gustav and Ike - Earthquakes in Pakistan, China and Indonesia - Cyclone in Myanmar - Flooding and mudslides in Guatemala and the Philippines In response to these tragedies, we take steps to provide community-based, long term and sustainable assistance. This focus differentiates us from organizations whose services are limited to short term relief. Our strategies: - Partnering with the American Red Cross to help prevent, prepare and respond to emergencies - Utilizing a large international volunteer base - Establishing centers on all six inhabited continents that are rooted in the community - Creating networks of people, organizations and governments that work together At HOPE worldwide, we work with our partners to keep hope alive for disaster victims long after the television cameras have gone. Continuing efforts: - Center of HOPE worldwide on Nias Island in Indonesia to help people rebuild their lives. - Four Centers of HOPE worldwide in India serving tsunami victims along the coast, and a center in Gujarat still serving slum dwellers affected by the 2001 earthquake. - Volunteers in Louisiana are continuing to rebuild homes and provide hope for people who lost all they owned during the Hurricane Katrina, Ike and Gustav disasters. HOPE worldwide has the ability to reach underserved people in their communities in new ways and provide relief to victims of disasters.DelawareHOPE Worldwide - Delaware; WayneHOPE worldwide
    Lancaster County Emergency Management AgencyServes as coordinator with county, state and federal agencies to mitigate the effects of disaster emergencies. Services include: - Assists businesses and industries that deal with hazardous chemicals to develop evacuation plans - Provides public education on actions to take during emergencies LancasterLancaster County Emergency Management AgencyCounty of Lancaster
    Lebanon County Department of Emergency ServicesThe duties and responsibilities of the Emergency Management Agency revolve around specific core functions of the emergency management programs: Hazard Identification and Planning: conduct hazard identification and vulnerability analyses that identify the hazards presenting the greatest danger to the jurisdiction and the consequences and impact of the occurrences. Maintenance of the Emergency Partnership: develop and maintain effective relationships with emergency response agencies, as well as, government, private, and voluntary sectors of the community. The objectives of the relationships are to facilitate mutual consultation, exchange information and provide agreements for cooperative action. Emergency Response Systems: the development and maintenance of such systems as communications, warning, emergency public information, damage assessment, shelter, resource management, radiological defense and the emergency operations center. Coordination: coordinate the response and recovery activities of the departments and organizations involved in emergencies. One role for the emergency management coordinator is to serve as chief of staff to the responsible executive, be it a city manager, mayor, or county executive during a disaster or emergency situation. Hazard Mitigation: provide oversight and motivation to departments and agencies to carry out their duties in ways that avoid or minimize potential emergency conditions. Regulatory: participate in and contribute to the legislative and regulatory process as it relates to emergency management. Information: develop and implement public information and public relations activities. Administration: tasks include budget and finance, personnel, programs, supplies and reporting systems. Training: identify training needs and develop, participate in, and provide training programs. Planning: review and revise operation, recovery, mitigation, and other supporting plans on a regular basis. Drills: coordinate drills that test the written plans and procedures of emergency management and supporting agencies that are involved in emergency response and recovery.LebanonLebanon County Department of Emergency ServicesLebanon County Department of Emergency Services
    Liberty Lutheran - Disaster Preparedness and ResponseServices provided include assisting families to develop a disaster recovery plan, linking disaster survivors with resources, attending to emotional and spiritual needs, and repairing/rebuilding property. Provides disaster preparedness and response services throughout 24 counties of Eastern Pennsylvania.MontgomeryLiberty Lutheran - Administrative OfficeLiberty Lutheran
    Schuylkill County Emergency Management AgencyServes as coordinator with county, state and federal agencies to mitigate the effects of disaster emergencies. Services include: Provide service that aids in the control of hazardous materials. Provides public education on actions to take during emergencies. Assists both public and private entities in developing mitigation plans to lessen the impact of disasters through hazardous identification and risk assessment. Help to develop evacuation plans in the case of emergencies. SchuylkillSchuylkill County Emergency Management AgencySchuylkill County Emergency Management Agency
    Warren County Emergency Management AgencyTo protect the lives and property of the citizens of Warren County. Plan, assign, and coordinate all available resources in a program of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery for emergencies of any kind.WarrenWarren County Emergency Management AgencyWarren County Emergency Management Agency

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