911EMG.com is the most comprehensive civilian reference available for understanding risks, planning, and surviving mass casualty disasters. It is intended to help you make safe informed decisions. Because there are numerous variables in every emergency situation, make your decisions based on all available information.

If you are in the immediate area of mass casualty attack — rely on the police, fire, and other officials for instructions.

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Stay in contact with friends and family. Create an interactive Emergency Contact Plan.

Not sure what you need or how to plan? Try our emergency checklists.

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In the event of a catastrophic event it may take days for emergency help to arrive. Be a leader; know how to protect yourself, your family, and community.

  • Have a battery powered radio or television in order to monitor news broadcasts and civil defense information. But keep in mind that there may be conflicting reports during and immediately following a mass casualty event.
  • Do not rely on having electricity.
  • Purchase a 12v power converter. This will allow you to keep both your laptop and cell phone charged from your car's 12 volt plug-in.
  • To have access to critical information from this Guide print copies of whatever information you feel is relevant. Print and distribute your family contact plan — and keep it in a binder for immediate reference.
  • Keep your car's gas tank at least half full. Service stations will not have electricity to pump gas.
  • Have some cash on hand with your emergency supplies — ATM and credit card transactions will not be working.
  • At a minimum keep a 72 hour supply of water and food on hand for each member of your family and for your pets, along with any prescription medications you may require.
  • The Emergency First Aid section in this guide is intended to help you keep someone alive until trained first responders arrive. Not providing immediate first aid, during the critical first hour, may result in the death of the victim.
  • If you are in the immediate area of a disaster — rely on the police, fire, and other officials for instructions. If you are not in the immediate area — STAY OUT!
  • To prevent the spread of disease wash your hands as often as possible. Consider using a hand disinfectant to save water.
  • If you want to help become a Red Cross volunteer, donate blood, or listen for requests broadcast by the media. Take a CPR and emergency response classes from either from the Red Cross or your local fire department.
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The information in this Guide is based on standard protocols from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Information has been abridged and edited for continuity and ease of use. Over 25,000 pages of source documents are included in the Reference Library.

You can selectively print the Guide. We suggest that you print what is relevant to your needs.

You don't have to read the Guide. It is designed to be quickly scanned for relevant information.

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911Emg.com is not intended as a substitute for proper medical care. It is intended to help you provide care and mitigate injuries until trained emergency responders arrive.

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