Federal Homeland Security Agencies and Organizations

White House Office of Homeland Security

House Select Committee on Homeland Security

Senate Subcom. on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security


Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Office of the Secretary

 Directorate of Border and Transportation Security

  - Transportation Security Administration

  - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

  - Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and Response

  - Federal Emergency Management Agency

 Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection

 Directorate of Science and Technology

  - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  - U.S. Coast Guard

  - U.S. Secret Service


 Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry

 Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

 Centers for Disease Control

 Central Intelligence Agency

 Department of Agriculture

 Department of Defense

 Department of Energy

 Department of Justice
 Department of Transportation

 Energy Assurance Office

 Environmental Protection Agency

 Federal Aviation Administration

 Federal Bureau of Investigation

 Federal Transit Administration

 Federal Computer Incident Response Center

 Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

 Federal Protective Service

 General Accounting Office

 General Services Administration

 Health and Human Services

 Maritime Administration

 Metropolitan Medical Response System

 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)

 National Infrastructure Protection Center

 National Nuclear Security Administration

 National Pharmaceutical Stockpile

 Occupational Safety and Health Administration

 Office of Domestic Preparedness

 Office of Emergency Preparedness

 Red Cross

 U.S. Civil Air Patrol

 U.S. EPA Water Infrastructure Security

 U.S. Fire Administration




State Homeland Security / Emergency Management Organizations

State by State EMA Directors - (Click Here)

Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Alaska Division of Emergency Services

Arizona Division of Emergency Management

Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management

California Office of Emergency Services

Colorado Office of Emergency Management

Connecticut Office of Emergency Management

Delaware Emergency Management Agency

Dist. of Columbia Emergency Management

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Georgia Emergency Management Agency

Hawaii State Civil Defense

Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security

Illinois Emergency Management Agency

Indiana Emergency Management Agency

Iowa Homeland Security

Kansas Division of Emergency Management

Kentucky Division of  Emergency Management

Louisiana Office of Emergency Preparedness

Maine Emergency Management Agency

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Michigan Emergency Management Division

Minnesota Division of Emergency Management

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

Mississippi Emergency Management District

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services

Nebraska Emergency Management

New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management

New Jersey Emergency Management Section

New Mexico Office of Emergency Services and Sec.

Nevada Division of Emergency Management

North Carolina Emergency Management

North Dakota Division of Emergency Management

New York State Emergency Management

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Oklahoma DCEM Homepage

Oregon Emergency Management

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

South Carolina Emergency Preparedness 

S. Dakota Dept. of Military and Veterans' Affairs

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency

Texas Division of Emergency Management

Utah Div. of Comprehensive Emergency Management

Vermont Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Washington State Emergency Management

West Virginia Office of Emergency Services

Wisconsin Emergency Management

Wyoming Emergency Management Agency




Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies

Radiation Emergency Prepardness

What is Radiation?

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Understanding Radiation and Radioactivity

UK Atomic Weapons Establishment 

Types of  Radiation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Terms of Radiation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


What are the sources of radiation?

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

How does radiation affect the public?

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Who regulates radioactive materials & exposure?

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

How can exposure to radiation be minimized?

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission




Biological Emergency Preparedness

Med Aspects of NBC Defensive Ops Part II - Biological

Countering Bioterrorism
FDA/Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Countering Threats to the Food Supply

Preparing for a Bioterrorism Threat
Dept. of Health and Human Services

Medical Response in Emergencies 

Dept. of Health and Human Services

Biological Incidents: Preparedness and Response

Dept. of Health and Human Services

Safety of U.S. Food Supply 

FDA congressional testimony

Respiratory Protection Program Manual

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Microbiology - a state-of-the art, searchable, online textbook of medical microbiology

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Labs

U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services 

- 3rd edition

- 4th edition

General Principles of Sterilization 

Centers for Disease Control

Support for Microbiology Teaching

University of Leeds Department of Microbiology




Chemical Emergency Preparedness

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

US Department of Health and Human Service

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety

Department of Transportation

Medical Aspects of Chem Bio Warfare

Textbook of Military Medicine

Chemical Casualty Care Division 

U.S. Army Med Res. Inst of Chemical Defense

Chem. Emer. Preparedness and Prevention Office

Environmental Protection Agency
Protection Against Chemical Weapons

The Nat'l Response Team, HAZMAT & Chemical Spills

United States Coast Guard

Chemical/Bio/Radiological Incident Handbook r 1998)

Central Intelligence Agency

Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense  

U.S. Army

Respirator Data - the NIOSH Certified Equipment List

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Respiratory Protection Program Manual

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Bombs and Explosive Ordnance Emergency Preparedness

Suspect Letter & Package Indicators

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

Plan for Suspected Mail and Parcel Bombs
United States Postal Inspection Service

Explosive and Hazardous Materials Emergencies

State of North Carolina, Office of Attorney General

Handbook of Forensic Services: Explosives

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Explosives Emergency Preparedness

LAPD Online

DOE Explosives Safety Manual

Dept. of Energy

Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Ops Planning
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Explosion and Bombing Scene Investigation
U.S. Dept of Justice

Bomb Threat Telephone Procedures
Canadian Bomb Data Center, RCMP

Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools

U.S. Department of Energy / NCRJS

Be Secure for America

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms




Natural Disaster Resources

Earthquake Maps

State of California

Earthquake Information

US Geological Survey

National Hazard Maps 

US Geological Survey

Natural Hazards Data Resources Directory

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Geophysical Data Center  

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

FEMA's GEMS links GEMS (Global Emergency Management System) 

Natural Hazards Database Natural hazards data on earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, etc

National Geophysical Data Center

Natural Hazards Center Excellent information on natural disaster research, meetings, etc.

University of Colorado, Boulder

Natural Hazards Center Related Web Links Good topically arranged natural disaster related web sites

Long List of U.S. Government Agencies

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Library

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) Library




Weather Resources

Current Conditions

Current Precipitation Rates

Current Watch Warning & Advisory Graphic

Current Weather Watches & Outlooks

Storm Events - Select State

Current US Temperature Contour Image

Current US Heat Index Contour


Current Jet Stream Position



Weather Imagery

Latest Infrared Global Composite

Univ. of Wisc.

Global Composite Weather Satellite Infrared


Global Composite Weather Satellite Water Vapor


Worldwide weather resources

Univ. of Michagan


Fire Weather

Fire Weather Forecasts

National Drought Severity Index


U.S.F.S. Fire News

U.S.A. Fire Danger Map

U.S. Forest Service

U.S. Drought Monitor

U.S.D.A / National Drought Mitigation Center


Space Weather

Latest Space Weather

Space Weather Now

Space Weather Advisories


Asteroid Comet Impact Hazards

NASA Ames Research Center

Latest Aurora Activity

NASA Moffett Space Flight Center



Forecasts and Outlook

UV Index Forecasts

3 Hour Lightning Probability Graphic

12 Hour Weather Outlook

24 Hour Weather Outlook

48 Hour Weather Outlook

3 Day Weather Outlook

4 Day Weather Outlook

5 Day Weather Outlook

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center


Jet Stream Position 3 Day Forecast



Tropical Weather 

North Atlantic

Tropical Weather Discussion
Tropical Weather Outlook
Recon Plan of the Day


East/Central Pacific

Tropical Weather Discussion
Tropical Weather Outlook
Tropical Weather Outlook-CPHC

Univ. of Wisconsin


Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

TPC/NHC's Tropical Cyclone Warnings

NOAA National Hurricane Center



Land and Sea Temp. Composite w Clouds

Univ. of Wisconsin

Latest Sea Temperatures

Buoy Data Center

NOAA - Tides Online

CO-OPS Storm Surge Live Web Site


TOMS Internet



El Niño and La Niña 

NOAA El Nino

NOAA La Nina



Aviation Weather

 NWS AWC: Data for a standard weather briefing

 NWS AWC Aviation Digital Data Service

 NWS AWC: Test products

 NWS: International Flight Folder Products

 NWS: Alaska Aviation Weather Unit

 NWS: Hawaii Aviation Products

 The Weather Channel: Aviation features


Geologic Activity

Current Volcanic Activity

Current Seismic Event Listing

Current Seismic Event Map

Washington Volcanic Ash Advisories

West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning

West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center

Volcanic Ash Advisory Statements


Satellite Volcano watch

Space Science and Engineering Center

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