North American Plan for Animal and Pandemic Influenza  The plan outlines how Canada, Mexico, and the United States intend to strengthen their emergency response capacities as well as trilateral and cross-sectoral collaborations and capabilities in order to assist each other and ensure a faster and more coordinated response to  outbreaks of animal influenza or an influenza pandemic.






 MCM ImageThe Nations Medical Counter Measures Stockpile












Beyond the Border: Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness Action Plan On February 4, 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States issued Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness. The Declaration established a new long-term partnership built upon a perimeter approach to security and economic competitiveness. This means working together, not just at the border, but beyond the border to enhance our security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods and services. Leaders called for the development of a joint action plan to realize this goal, which is embodied in this document as published by the: Government of the United States  Government of Canada 



Preparedness Guide and Deployment Tips for State, Local and Tribal Public Health and Medical Personnel  This document was prepared under ageis of the Emergency Management Asistance Compact and is intended to provide guidance and  recommendations to state, local and tribal public health and medical professionals providing or requesting mutual aid assistance between states during a Governor declared state of emergency or disaster.


Oregon Public Health Emergency Preparedness Strategic Work Plan This plan was completed by the Oregon Health Authority in 2011. This plan has been prepared and published using funding support received from the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (CTPER) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Editing, layout, and design provided by the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP), University of Washington.


Canadian Disaster Data Base The Canadian Disaster Database contains detailed disaster information on over 700 natural, technological and conflict events (excluding war) that have directly affected Canadians over the past century. The database helps citizens and government to better assess and manage risks. As well, it’s a valuable resource for researchers and students to see how disasters and our vulnerability to them have changed over time.


Operational Plan for the Movement of Emergency Medical Services Staff and Resources Across the British Columbia – Washington Border  A plan for the timely and efficient movement and use of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff and resources across in the event of a declared emergency following a catastrophic event or a localized Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) that overwhelms the EMS capacity of a border jurisdiction.


PNEMA CoverPacific North West Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA) Operations Manual & Standing Operating Procedures (May 2015)  The manual contains: 1) the official policy and procedures for the implementation and administration of the Pacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA) system, 2) conducting emergency response and recovery operations on behalf of PNEMA Member States and Provinces pursuant to the Compact Articles, and 3) reimbursement guidelines in accordance with internal member province/state standard operating procedures.


Disaster Response Staff Officer’s Handbook (2010) This handbook, developed by the US Army Center for Army Lessons Learned, is intended for staff officers in National Guard units that serve as reaction forces and active duty units that are designated as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive consequence management response forces, or that are simply ordered to assist under very short notice. Included is information for all components and services and some of the agencies and nongovernmental organizations staff officers will encounter.

Chemical Guide. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Sep 2010 This downloadable guide is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. It presents key information and data in abbreviated or tabular form for chemicals or substance groupings (e.g. cyanides, fluorides, manganese compounds) that are found in the work environment.


Evacuee Support Planning Guide  This guide (108 page PDF document)  from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a resource for states that may receive a substantial number of evacuees from another state and for states that may experience a large evacuation from one area of the state to another. It is also a resource for most mass care planning, and addresses subjects including preparing for special needs within the evacuee population and the importance of making accessible housing, transportation, medical care and communications available. FEMA P-760/Catalog No. 09049-2 July 2009


Northwest Wildland Fire ProtectionAgreement (Northwest Compact) Cooperative Operating Plan 2008 This cooperative operating plan is to facilitate assistance in prevention, preparedness (presuppression) and control of wildland fires between the member agencies of the Northwest Wildland Fire Protection Agreement (known as the NW Compact)


Canada Command – United States Northern Command Civil Assistance Plan  The purpose of the CAP is to provide a framework for the military of one nation to provide support to the military of the other nation in  the performance of civil support operations, e.g. floods, forest fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and effects of a terrorist attack.