- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- USDA Animal and Plant Heath Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
- Department of Homeland Security
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
USDA is the country's largest conservation agency, encouraging voluntary efforts to protect soil, water, and wildlife on the 70 percent of America's lands that are in private hands.USDA is provides safety of meat, poultry, and egg products and also brings housing, modern telecommunications, and safe drinking water to rural America.
The Animal and Plant Health inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act, and carrying out wildlife damage management activities and efforts to provide the Nation with safe and affordable food.
This web site provides an update of the headlines in the Department of Homeland Security, the current threat advisory condition level, valuable information about emergencies and disasters, travel and transportation, and dozens of other related topics.
It works with farmers to ensure a safe and abundant food supply and market agricultural commodities to the world and operates the state's consumer hotline and helps consumers resolve problems ranging from auto repair fraud to telemarketing complaints.
- Farm Service Agency (FSA)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA - IS-111 Livestock in Disasters
- National Disaster Education Coalition (NDEC)
- Florida Pet Friendly Shelters
- Disaster Specific
- Preparing Your Practice for Disasters
- Saving the Whole Family
USDA's Farm Service Agency is a clearinghouse of information and services about farm programs for citizens and for FSA's current and potential business partners. It's designed to empower citizens and business partners by giving them what they want, when they want it, in ways that make sense to them, so they can solve their own problems and achieve their objectives.
FEMA leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.
It describes the various hazards that animals can face and how to mitigate them, as well as how to respond to an actual disaster.
NDEC develops and disseminates consistent educational information for the public about disaster preparedness. It formulates information and advises the public about how to prepare and respond appropriately to natural and human-caused disasters.
This document is developed by Florida A&M University and Florida Department of Health/Environmental Health.
Disasters can occur at any time, in any place. Find out how to continue practicing veterinary medicine, continue paying your staff, and communicate with your clients.
Founded in 1963, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises and disburses funds for initiatives supporting its mission statement, "advancing the care of animals with an emphasis on disaster preparedness and response, and animal health studies?
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has developed this booklet to help you avoid having to leave your animals stranded in the event of a disaster or an evacuation.
Animal Health Bulletin
- APHIS - Veterinary Services Emergency Programs
- FEMA CERT Training
- FEMA Independent Study Course List This website provides training courses from IS-1 to IS-800 - certificates are issued by FEMA after exams are passed and CEU's can be earned.
- Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN)
- Florida AgSafe Network
- The Center for Food Security and Public Health at Iowa State University
- Procedures for Humane Euthanasia
- Southern Plant Diagnostic Network
- Florida Aqua News
- UF/IFAS Disaster Handbook
- Tractor Safety for Disaster Recovery Brochure This tri-folder brochure provides tractor safety tips for situations that are likely to occur during disaster recovery. It provides information on how to prevent incidents of overturns, run-overs, collisions, explosions, burns, entanglements.
- International Food Safety Authorities Network International Food Safety Authorities (INFOSAN) offers specific advice to those involved in food storage, handling and preparation during disaster situation in PDF format.
This bulletin is published by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry.
APHIS efforts to prevent the destructive and harmful effects on the health of animal and human populations in the United States from epizootics of foreign and emerging animal diseases and from technological disasters.
CERT Training makes people better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. IT furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster and also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors.
The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a collaborative multi-state effort by Extension Services across the country to improve the delivery of services to citizens affected by disasters and it links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters.
This provides educational information for making the agricultural workplace safer and healthier and also contains materials relevant for disasters and emergency situations. It includes the monthly newsletter, “Safety News & Notes” written by Carol J. Lehtola.
CFSPH efforts to increase national preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of disease agents that threaten food production or public health. It prepares and distributes educational materials on bioterrorism and agroterrorism agents to veterinarians, public health officials and medical professionals.
This website discusses various methods veterinarians "put animals down" to end their suffering. The Website serves as a brochure for lay people who do not have immediate access to a veterinarian during a crisis that requires euthanasia.
The mission of the SPDN network is to enhance national agricultural security by quickly detecting introduced pests and pathogens.
Florida Aqua News - a newsletter for aquatic animal veterinarians published by IFAS at the University of Florida.
This handbook helps Extension personnel assist their communities in times of disasters and also refers to surviving disaster situaations and recovering from them.
- State Animal Response Team (SART)
- National Agricultural Safety Database (NASD)
This is the national SART website that provides information on news, training, and links to state SART websites.
NASD provides a national resource for the dissemination of information and promotes the consideration of safety and health issues in agricultural operations.
AgClimate is an interactive web site with climate, agriculture, and forestry information that allows users to assess resource management options with respect to their probable outcomes under forecast climate conditions.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
- The World Organization or Animal Health (OIE)
- APHIS -- Centers for Epidemiology & Animal Health
AVMA is a not-for-profit association. A visitor to this site can find the latest news, resources available on the care of animals, employment opportunities, brochures and press releases.
To improve the health and the welfare of animals all over the world regardless of the cultural practices or the economic situations in member countries.
The center provides information on disease eradication, animal health surveillance, and national animal heath reporting.