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Tools for Practitioners

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.

Technological Hazards

Explore resources to help prepare for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear hazards.

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Search the Case Study Library to find in-depth research by subject, location and incident type

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Community Lifelines

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.