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This page contains selected links to various Web sites and materials regarding general safety and emergency preparedness, including manuals, instructions, checklists, links to Internet resources, and other material.

The resources on this page are organized according to their relevance to:


Individual Preparedness

  • Emergency Notification Services Via Email and Text Pager. A page of links that enable you to subscribe to email and pager notification services that notify you of emergency information such as sever weather, power outage, missing children, road closures, and transit service disruptions, for King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, as well as Washington state ferry problem alerts, and national breaking news alerts.
  • Terrorism forces us to make a choice. Don't be afraid, be ready. Learn how to make a kit of emergency supplies, how to plan for what to do in an emergency, and how to be informed about what might happen as the result of various threats or disasters.
  • Seattle-King County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Get guidance on getting prepared; sign up for First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Response classes; purchase disaster preparation and first aid kits and supplies; find volunteer opportunities.
  • American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Individuals. Recommended actions for individuals according to risk of attack level (Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, Low).
  • Virtual Naval Hospital is a digital library of naval, military, and humanitarian medicine. This page contains links to numerous guides and digital libraries covering a range of areas including biological warfare, chemical warfare, cold weather medicine, hot weather medicine, dermatology, first aid, occupational medicine, pediatrics, and travel medicine to name a few.


Family Preparedness

  • Home Fire Safety Checklist
  • Seattle Red Cross materials dealing with terrorism and unexpected events. Materials cover issues such as children and disasters, disaster preparedness for people with disabilities, dealing with feelings, sheltering in place, facing fear, developing a family disaster plan and supply kit, preparing for terrorism, and animal safety.
  • American Red Cross Disaster Education Materials. Numerous materials (mostly PDF documents) covering a range of topics. Includes materials for teacher and schools, videos, presenter's materials, materials for children, and a large collection of materials in languages other than English.
  • Allstate Insurance Company Catastrophe Information Center. Contains guides for preparing for specific types of disasters, including earthquake, flood, hail, hurricane, lightning, pet safety, tornado, water damage, wildfire, winter freeze, and volcano.
  • American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Families. Recommended actions for families according to risk of attack level (Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, Low).
  • Homeowner's Insurance. Washington Insurance Council Web site containing information on obtaining property and personal liability insurance.

    Just For Kids!

    • FEMA for Kids. A colorful site that teaches children how to be prepared for disasters and how hey can prevent disaster damage. Includes games, stories, addresses to send away for freebies, and information about how to become a certified "Disaster Action Kid."
    •'s Milstein Child Safety Center. Teaches children basic safety and problem solving, covering a variety of topics such as safe bike riding, dealing with strangers, internet safety, handling bullies, drugs and alcohol, and community involvement. Includes games, puzzles, coloring pages, comics, and a "Problem Solver" area.
    • National Safe Kids Campaign Kids' Corner. Contains materials for teaching elementary school children about safety at home, in the car, in the water, and more, as well as about preventing injuries using puzzles, mazes, games, experiments, and other activities.
    • The National Fire Protection Agency's Sparky the Fire Dog teaches children about fire safety.
    • The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids' Pages include a wide variety of fun activities designed to attract children and teach them about the impact of the environment on human health, the NIEHS mission, and possible careers in health, medicine, science, mathematics, and the environment.


Neighborhood/City Preparedness

  • The City of Woodinville. The Web site for the City of Woodinville, including a community profile, events and news information, opportunities, city government, and standards and ordinances. Also includes a page of links in the following categories: Community; Crime Prevention; Emergency Preparedness; King County Government; Snohomish County Government; Washington State Government; Federal Government; Land Use Regulation; Recreation & Parks; Regional; Salmon Recovery; Transportation; and Visitor Guide.
  • American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Neighborhoods. Recommended actions for neighborhoods according to risk of attack level (Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, Low).
  • American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Schools. Recommended actions for schools according to risk of attack level (Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, Low).
  • American Red Cross Homeland Security Advisory System Recommendations for Businesses. Recommended actions for businesses according to risk of attack level (Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, Low).


County/State Preparedness

  • Regional Public Information Network. An invaluable resource for news, providing links to information being released by a variety of agencies and organizations in the central Puget Sound area. Contains information about natural hazards (earthquakes, flooding, landslides, snow & ice, tsunamis, volcanoes), transportation (airlines, airports, ferries, railroads, road conditions, and transit agencies), new sources (government new, subscription services, agencies, print & television sources), public agencies and city Web sites, and preparedness links. Also includes real time reports on air quality, pollen count, earthquakes, river and stream levels, school closures, traffic, and weather.
  • King County Office of Emergency Management. Contains news resources and preparedness materials, including streaming educational videos that you can view online covering topics such as Homeland Security Planning, Personal Emergency Preparedness, Flooding Hazards in King County, Wildland Fire Damage, Disaster Resistant Roofing, and Pandemic Flu among others.
  • Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD). Find out what the Washington EMD is doing to keep Washington prepared to respond to emergencies. Contains a wealth of brochures (including foreign language checklists), fact sheets, training information, and resource information.
  • Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington Public Safety Information resources. Provides information on public safety issues relevant to Washington cities, towns, and counties across a comprehensive range of topics.


Federal Preparedness


Additional Links of Interest



Attention:  The links above are provided because they lead to information that may be of interest to our visitors. WFLSD does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the facts presented on the sites listed above. WFLSD does not officially endorse any commercial products advertised on these sites. Please check each individual site for its Privacy Notice.

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