PNEMA CoverPacific Northwest Emergency Management Arrangement (PNEMA) Operations Manual and Standard Operating Procedures (May 2015).  This manual contains the official policy and procedures for the implementation and administration of the PNEMA system




Active ShooterActive Shooter Planning and Response in a Healthcare Setting.  This April 2015 document includes information on prevention, law enforcement tactics, coordinated response and behavioural health support.




Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool: User Manual for Controllers and Evaluators

The Hospital Surge Evaluation Tool is a user-friendly peer assessment tool that helps hospitals identify gaps in their surge planning through a no-notice drill. This tool was developed by RAND Health under a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).


DHHS Logo 1 Disaster Human Services Concept of Operations

This Concept of Operations (CONOPS) provides the conceptual framework for coordination and guidance of HHS federal-level human services for preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies.  The CONOPS describes how HHS transitions from normal operations of human services program delivery to a coordinated, Department-wide response to the human services elements of a public health and medical emergency.


FEMAResource Typing Library Tool (RTLT)

NIMS has announced the release of the first version of the Resource Typing Library Tool (RTLT). The RTLT is an online catalogue of national resource typing definitions and job titles/position qualifications. Definitions and job titles/position qualifications are easily searchable & discoverable through the RTLT.  They can be viewed directly on the web page, downloaded in PDF format or directly used by third party software applications using the available Web Services application programming interface (API). The Resource Typing Library Tool is publically accessible here:


Faith Based OrganizationsCompendium of Faith-Based Organization (FBO) Resources

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Faith-Based Caucus, has recently (December 2013) published  a   “Compendium of Faith-Based Organization (FBO) Resources”  Click here  to view.


Disaster Behavioral Health CoverDisaster Behavioral Health 

This Concept of Operations (CONOPS) describes the conceptual framework and coordination for  U.S. Department  of Health and Human Services (HHS)  federal-level behavioral health preparedness,  response, and  recovery  for disasters and public  health emergencies.   The plan describes  how  HHS  prepares for the  behavioral health  effects  of a public health and medical emergency or  disaster and  transitions  from normal day-to-day operations to  coordinated department-wide response  and recovery activities



Hospital RecoveryEssential Functions and Considerations for Hospital Recovery

The document was developed by the Harvard School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program (HSPH-EPREP) in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) Emergency Preparedness Bureau and is meant to serve as a resource for hospitals to use as they prepare to manage their recovery from emergencies of all types


CG CollageClinical Guidelines

The Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Healthcare Solutions, in close collaboration with the members of the Yale New Haven Health System Clinical Advisory Committee and the Yale New Haven Health System Emergency Preparedness Committee, has developed Clinical Guidelines to help hospital workers treat and manage elements of disasters.



Fatalitiy Mgt GuideMass Fatality Management Guide for Healthcare Entities 

The guide was developed by a collaboration lead by the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency