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Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Introduction

This guide provides resources on disasters and emergency preparedness.

PLEASE NOTE:  All information, content, and materials available in this Guide are for general informational purposes only. 


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There are a number of different emergencies and disasters to prepare for which makes finding the right information difficult, especially when confronting a disaster or emergency head on. This guide is meant to collect different resources you can use to help with your preparations. 

Fordham University - Safety Alerts

Types of Emergencies & Disasters

There are a number of different types of emergencies and disasters to be prepared for, below is a list of some of these.

  • Weather Related Emergencies
    • Earthquakes
    • Heat Advisories
    • Hurricanes
    • Tornadoes 
  • Fire Related Emergencies
    • Non-residential Fires
    • Residential Fires
    • Structure Fires
    • Wildfires
  • Power Related Emergencies
    • Blackouts
    • Localized Power Outages 
    • Utility Failures
  • Chemical Related Emergencies
    • Explosions
    • Hazardous Material Spill
    • Gas Leaks
  • Human Related Emergencies
    • Bomb Threats
    • Campus and Workplace Violence
    • Medical Emergencies
    • Shooting Incidents
    • Suspicious Mail or Packages
    • Terrorist Attacks