As a part of the ongoing effort to improve emergency preparedness, states are receiving grants to finance enhanced crisis response measures. For instance, New York officials are using state and federal funding to improve communications during disasters.
Managing crisis situations can be especially difficult when adequate preparations have not been made. In order to ensure that their communities are as ready for emergencies as possible, two organizations are taking steps to improve preparedness. These efforts may serve as examples of ways to get ready in case disaster strikes.
In order to prepare for unpredictable disasters, many municipalities and organizations are enacting emergency response training programs. For instance, a successful disaster response training course in California has received recognition for the benefits it has rendered, while officials in New York are implementing their own emergency response programs in addition to communications improvement projects.