Resources & References: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Emergency Preparedness Information Troop Meetings Main Event

Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Safety, Search and Rescue, and Wilderness Survival merit badge pamphlets
American Red Cross. A Family Guide to First Aid and Emergency Preparedness. American Red Cross, 2012.
First Aid/CPR/AED (participant’s manual). American Red Cross, 2014.
Swimming and Water Safety Manual. American Red Cross, 2014.
Forgey, William W. Basic Essentials: Wilderness First Aid, 3rd ed. Falcon Guides, 2007.
Kelly, Kate. Living Safe in an Unsafe World: The Complete Guide to Family Preparedness. New American Library Trade, 2000.
Meyer-Crissey, Pamela, and Brian L. Crissey, Ph.D. Common Sense in Uncommon Times, 2nd ed. Granite Publishing, 2012.
NASAR. Introduction to Search and Rescue. National Association for Search and Rescue, 2008.
Setnicka, Tim J. Wilderness Search and Rescue. Appalachian Mountain Club, 1981.
U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. First There First Care: Bystander Care for the Injured. U.S. Department of Transportation, 2005.

Organizations and Websites
American Red Cross
Community Emergency Response Teams
Federal Emergency Management Agency
INSARAG marking system
National Association for Search and Rescue
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Recovering from Disaster
Search and Rescue X-Codes

Related Program Features
First Aid, Safety, Wilderness Survival

Photo and Illustration Credits
(, courtesy: emergency sign, ©Nils Versemann; fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, and hazard sign, ©Tatiana Popova; antiseptic wipe, bandage, and scissors, ©Pamela Au; flashlight, ©Brittny)
(Scouts helping sort supplies, Scouts at fire station, BSA file)
(Lost-Person Search diagram, BSA/John McDearmon)
(neckerchief, BSA file)

We are grateful to Matthew McGroarty, Las Vegas, Nevada, for his help with creating the Emergency Preparedness program feature. Matthew served as the Western Region Venturing president, 2009–2010.

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