Chapter 2 DRR

  1. American Red Cross
    A national member of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) and a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRCS)
  2. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    A group of concerned citizens that receive some basic disaster training.
  3. Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
    Similar to a local mutual aid agreement but it is for states.
  4. Emergent Organizations
    Groups of individuals who work together to perform common goals but do not have a formalized organization.
  5. Established Organizations
    Groups that perform routine tasks with existing structures.
  6. Expanding Organizations
    Groups that perform routine tasks with new structures.
  7. Faith-based Organizations
    Nonprofit groups that perform some of the same functions as other nonprofits, but they are associated with religious organizations.
  8. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Agency created in the late 1970s by President Jimmy Carter to help coordinate the activities of the government.
  9. Federal Government
    The national political unit that is composed of many agencies and officials.
  10. Local Governments
    City or county organizations that perform important public functions.
  11. Mutual aid
    The sharing of personnel, equipment, and facilities. This occurs when local resources are inadequate to meet the needs of the disaster.
  12. National Guard
    A reserve military unit operated under the direction of the governor.
  13. National Disaster Recovery Framework
    A guide to enable effective recovery in disaster-stricken areas. It provides disaster recovery managers with a flexible structure to restore affected communities.
  14. National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD)
    An organization that brings agencies together to promote various types of assistance after disasters.
  15. Nonprofit Sector
    The division of society that is comprised of humanitarian, charitable religious, and voluntary organizations.
  16. Private Sector
    A part of society that includes businesses and corporations.
  17. Public Sector
    The segment of society that is made up of government offices, departments, and agencies.
  18. State Government
    The political unit comprised of numerous cities and counties and includes bureaucratic agencies and politicians.
  19. Tribal Government
    An Indian or Alaska Native tribe that the Secretary of the Interior acknowledges to exist as an Indian tribe pursuant to the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe List Act of 1994.
  20. Whole Community
    The idea that a government-centric approach to emergency management is not sufficient to face a catastrophic disaster. All available resources must be collectively utilized at each level of government to prepare for and respond to such an incident.
  21. Extending Organizations
    Groups that perform non-routine tasks with existing structures.
  22. National Response Framework
    A document that describes what the government and whole communities will do in catastrophic disasters.
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Chapter 2 DRR
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