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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.

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.

Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation

Find out how to protect, strengthen, or rebuild historic properties and the environment.

Hazardous Response Capabilities

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

Planning Guides

Read guidance to engage the whole community in thinking through the lifecycle of a potential crisis.

Urban Search & Rescue

Learn about this federal task force that conducts search and rescue operations and find out how to join.

Tools and Libraries

Case Study Library

Browse case study reports and best practice articles from across FEMA's areas of expertise.

Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT)

Examine the interplay of census data, infrastructure locations, and hazards, including real-time weather forecasts, historic disasters and estimated annualized frequency of hazard risk, using RAPT's free GIS web map.

Recovery and Resilience Resource Library

Research multi-agency federal disaster recovery resources geared toward pre-disaster recovery planning or in the wake of a disaster.