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Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Official website for the CDC; this site covers many types of emergencies, from chemical to natural disaster to radiation, as well as information about current issues.

Disaster Assistance
Provides assistance for disaster survivors, as well as news feeds, fact sheets, and application help.

Official website for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Provides information on disaster preparedness, survivor assistance, hot topics, and more.

How to Prepare for an Emergency
Created by Epicenter Supplies, this guide helps you prepare for emergencies with a detailed how-to guide, must-have resources, and what to do after an emergency.

National Preparedness –Are You Ready?--FEMA
Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through getting informed about local emergency plans, identifying hazards that affect their local area and developing and maintaining an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit.

‚ÄčPlan and Prepare – American Red Cross
This resources highlights many of the potential emergencies that one may go through with in-depth topics, tools and resources, how to prepare your family, and more. 

US Department of Homeland Security
(202) 282-8000
The official website for the US Department of Homeland Security. This resource is helpful for travelers, students, and businesses.

Getting Started

You can never be too prepared! Use this guide as a resource for preparing for possible emergencies so that you may be ready for whatever comes your way. Stay safe and always ask for help.

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  • Chemical Weapons 358
  • Emergency Management 363.34
  • Firearms-Self Defense 623.44
  • First Aid 616.02
  • Floods 551.48
  • Personal Safety 613.6
  • Survival Skills 613.69
  • Terrorism 303.625
  • Terrorism Prevention 363.32
  • Toxic Waste 363.72

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If you have an emergency, please call 911.

Licking County EMA
155  East Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

American Red Cross-Licking County Chapter
143 S. 30th Street
Newark , OH 43055

Ohio Hotline for H1N1 Influenza
Ohio Department of Health

Fairfield County EMA
241 West Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Franklin County EMA
5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd
Columbus, Ohio 43230-1049

Knox County EMA
11540 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
After Hours: 740-397-3333

Ohio Department of Public Safety
Division of Homeland Security
1970 W. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43223
Tip line: 1-877-647-4683

Pathways of Central Ohio 2-1-1
The 2-1-1 Crisis/Hotline and Information Center of Pathways of Central Ohio offers confidential 24-hour, 7-day- a-week telephone crisis services.

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