Use our programs, research and guidance to improve your community’s ability to prepare and recover.
Community Programs & Guidance
Integrated Public Alert System
Learn how to bring this alert system to your community.
National Disaster Recovery Framework
Read guidance to help support your community’s recovery.
Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation
Find out how to protect, strengthen, or rebuild historic properties and the environment.
Explore resources to help prepare for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.
Search the Case Study Library to find in-depth research by subject, location and incident type
FEMA uses lifelines to identify and track critical government and business functions that are essential to human health and safety or economic security. Explore lifelines to understand how FEMA prioritizes response.
Urban Search & Rescue
Learn about this federal task force that conducts search and rescue operations and find out how to join.