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After the Fire

Government and State Resources

  • After the Fire
    This site offers video tips on what to do after a wildfire. The Living With Fire program is a collaborative effort of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada and USDA Forest Service, Nevada Insurance Council and other state departments.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    If you are in a disaster declared wildfire area, you may be eligible for FEMA assistance. FEMA prepares the nation for hazards and manages 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.

  • Federal Housing Administration
    The Federal Housing Administration, generally known as "FHA", provides mortgage insurance on loans made by FHA-approved lenders throughout the United States and its territories. FHA insures mortgages on single family and multifamily homes including manufactured homes and hospitals.

  • National Weather Service
    Find the latest weather reports for your area. Click here for a report online or click here for a list of local numbers that you can call for a local forecast in your area. The page lists states by regions: Alaska Region, Central Region, Eastern Region, Southern Region, Western Region. The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas.

  • State Fire Marshals
    Fire marshals enforce local and state fire codes and lead fire and arson investigations. Click on your state to find contact information for your state's fire marshal. The National Association of State Fire Marshals comprises the most senior fire officials in the United States.

  • Your Family Health and Medical Record
    Knowing the details of your family’s health information can come in handy in the event of an emergency. Click on the link on the top right: “Download printable booklet: Family Health and Medical Record (PDF)”. Print out this 18-page pdf form and fill it in with all the necessary information. Remember to make several copies: keep one at work, at school, and a few at home. Print out extra copies of pages 7-12 if you have more than one child. Be sure to update the information regularly. The Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and your county government.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Red Cross
    Click on ‘Disaster Services’, ‘Be Prepared,’ or ‘Health & Human Services’ to learn about natural events. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

  • Salvation Army
    Click on ‘Locations’ on the left side of the page to find a Salvation Army chapter nearest you. Salvation Army social service programs meet the basic needs of daily life for those without the resources to do so themselves. Often, the programs provide food, shelter, clothing, financial assistance to pay utilities, and other necessities based on the need.

  • State-by-state Emergency and Health Department List
    Click on your state for a link to your area’s environmental, health, public safety and emergency management departments. PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 349 public television stations.

Fire Safety

Government and State Resources

  • Federal Citizen Information Center
    This site provides information on fire and carbon monoxide poisoning prevention tips. The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) is a source for questions and answers about consumer problems and government services.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    Learn about fire hazards and preparedness. FEMA prepares the nation for hazards and manages 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.

  • Living With Fire
    This site offers tips on what to do before and during a wildfire. The Living With Fire program is a collaborative effort of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada and USDA Forest Service, Nevada Insurance Council and other state departments.
  • Ready.gov
    A tutorial program from the Department of Homeland Security. Includes lists for various emergency kits, tips on creating an evacuation plan and information on natural events. The Department of Homeland Security leverages resources within Federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.
  • U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) – Fire Safety
    An extensive site on fire prevention, preparedness and what to do after a fire. The U.S. Fire Administration is an entity of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support.

Nonprofit Organizations

  • American Red Cross
    Click on ‘Disaster Services’ or ‘Get Prepared’ to learn more about fire prevention, first aid, and what to do after a fire. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

  • Home Safety Council
    Fact sheets on candles, fire, fire sprinklers, carbon monoxide and heating. The Home Safety Council (HSC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing home related injuries.

  • National Safety Council
    This site has extra tips on home fire prevention and preparedness. The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.

  • Smokey The Bear
    Only you can prevent forest fires. ‘Smokey Kids’ offers great games and forest fire info. The longest running public service campaign in US history, Smokey the Bear is known for his forest fire prevention message. Smokey is administed by the USDA Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the AD Council.

Fire Safety for Kids

Government and State Resources

  • FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) for Kids
    Offers educational information on wildfires for kids. The site also has fun games and stories. FEMA prepares the nation for hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.

  • ReadyKids
    A tutorial program for kids from the Department of Homeland Security. Includes tips on creating an emergency kit, plan and information on natural events. Also has games and activities to help learn the information. The Department of Homeland Security leverages resources within Federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.
  • U.S. Fire Administration for Kids
    Also for kids, the USFA Kids site has lessons on home fire safety, smoke alarms and escaping from a fire. Also, there’s games and puzzles about fire safety. It’s a great educational activity to do on a rainy day or anytime. USFA Kids’ mission is to educate children about fires and act as an information source for adults and teachers about fire safety. The U.S. Fire Administration is an entity of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • See Fire Safety above for other helpful Web sites.

Nonprofit Organizations

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Fire Safety for Seniors

Government and State Resources

Nonprofit Organizations

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Insurance

Government and State Resources

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Nonprofit Organizations

  • Insurance Information Institute
    The site offers tips on house hunting and homeowners’ insurance. The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance -- what it does and how it works. The I.I.I. is a nonprofit, communications organization supported by the property/casualty insurance industry.

  • National Association of Insurance Commissioners
    Read consumer publications, alerts, company and general insurance information. Click here for a link to insurance departments by state. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the four U.S. territories.

Legal

Government and State Resources

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Nonprofit Organizations

  • LawHelp
    LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights in areas related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics. This site has been built by Pro Bono Net, a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York, and by partnering legal aid organizations.
  • Nolo.com
    Link to legal matters on property and money, rights and disputes, family law and more. Nolo.com is a legal guide, which provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses.

Property Restoration

Government and State Resources

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Nonprofit Organizations

  • Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoring
    Click on ‘Referrals’ on the top of the page. Select which service you are interested in and also select your state. The Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (ASCR) is the oldest and largest trade association for the cleaning and restoration industry.

  • Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
    Choose from a variety of topics: cleaning, inspecting and restoration. The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a nonprofit certifying body for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning, and disaster restoration industry.

WHN - Home Inventory

Government and State Resources

  • Home Inventory Lists
    Print out and fill in these WHN forms for each room in your home. A detailed list of your possessions and their locations, estimated value and price, can make it easier when filing a claim after a loss or disaster.




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