Disaster Preparedness Resources

HICS      (Hospital Incident Command System - Hospital  Emergency Preparedness)
http://www.emsa.ca.gov/HICS/default.asp

EMSA  (California Emergency Medical Services Authority -General Information)
http://www.emsa.ca.gov/

ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians Emergency Preparedness page)
http://www.acep.org/practres.aspx?id=30194

CAL EMA (California Emergency Medical Services Authority)
http://www.oes.ca.gov/

Cal FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
http://www.fire.ca.gov/

HOMELAND SECURITY
http://www.dhs.gov/index.shtm

CDC  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- disaster preparedness
http://emergency.cdc.gov/

FEMA:(Federal Emergency Management Agency)
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/

JOIN AN INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM
http://www.acep.org/ACEPmembership.aspx?id=25150

ITLS(international trauma life support)
http://www.itrauma.org/

ADLS (Advanced Disaster Life Support)
http://www.ndlsf.org/common/content.asp?PAGE=348

WHO  The World Health Organization    
http://www.who.int/en/


EMREF Auction

2008 EMREF Auction pdf

Download the EMREF Auction results for 2008

EMREF Donation

Downloadable donation form pdf

Within the last few months, EMREF (the Emergency Medicine Research and Education Foundation) has been reactivated. After it was certified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a Board of Directors was appointed, a logo was chosen, a web site created, an office site and staff identified, and short and long term goals set. The Board of Directors has met via conference call monthly to evaluate a variety of proposed research and educational projects such as gun violence prevention, Emergency Nurses training programs, and several projects to insure that Emergency Physicians assume leadership positions in disaster planning, training courses, and management. These and other projects will be discussed in more detail in subsequent issues of Lifeline and on our web page. We have also been exploring ways of generating the necessary revenue to support these projects through grants, endowments, educational program fees and fund raisers.

EMREF Research Grant

2008 EMREF Research Grant pdf

The Emergency Medicine Research Education Foundation awards funds to support the development of research in emergency medicine. The goals of the CAL/ACEP EMREF research grant are: 1) to promote research within the specialty of emergency medicine, 2) to advance emergency medical care, and 3) to facilitate the academic growth and development of future researchers in emergency medicine and thereby invest in the future of the specialty of emergency medicine.

A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded for each approved grant application. Funds are not to be used for capital equipment purchases, academic salary support, publication costs, or institutional overhead.