Links of Interest

The Top 10 Internet Links for Readiness Information are listed below:

US. General Services Administration

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

U.S. Public Health Service Engineers

U.S. Coast Guard

Naval Facilities Engineering Command

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Simple things you can do now to prepare yourself and your loved ones

Additional links of interest:

Dangerous Goods Advisory Council

EAI Corporation - Counterterroism Response Training

Emergency Management Institute/FEMA

2004 Emergency Preparedness & Prevention Conference Web Site

Federal Acquisition Intstitute Online University

GeoLearning, Inc. - a leading developer of e-learning delivery platforms and Web-based training solutions

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Government Learning Online

Hammer Training & Education Center

Hazardous Materials Safety Training, Department of Transportation

Hazmat Safety, Department of Transportation

NETI Online, the US EPA National Enforcement Training Institute's online training resource site

Pathlore Learning Management Solutions

The Continuing Challenge Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Workshop

The Center for National Response

The Training Exchange Web Site

Transportation Safety Institute

Transportation Technology Center, Hazardous Materials Services

Uniformed Services University of the Health Services

U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown

U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School

U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Management,2116,14763_4894,00.html

U.S. Fire Administration/FEMA

Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau members are available for speaking engagements at Post, Region and National Meetings.

Fast Start Program

The purpose of the SAME Fast Start Program is to define emergency work requirements, inventory existing regional capabilities, describe capabilities, address significant area deficiencies, make capabilities known to governmental agencies, and address specific opportunities for sustaining member participation in engineering tasks associated with the recovery from natural and man-made disasters/emergencies. Operation Fast Start means preparedness for the full range of natural and man-made disasters/emergencies.

Examples of Post Fast Start Plans:

  1. Fast Start Plan - Generic Template [DOC]
  2. Jacksonville Post - Fast Start Plan
  3. Houston Post - Fast Start Plan
  4. Huntington Post - Fast Start Plan
  5. Pikes Peak Post - Fast Start Plan

Search SAME's online database of Member Companies & Public Agencies' assets.

Readiness Training & Education

Organizations Resource/ Web Link
The Infrastructure Security Partnership TISP Podcast
FEMA Federal Response Plan
FEMA IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100
FEMA IS-200.a (ICS)
FEMA IS-700.a (ICS 700)
FEMA EOC Management and Operations IS-775
FEMA Emergency management courses
Homeland Defense JournalHomeland Defense Journal Online Together these publications facilitate communication among all levels of government concerned with homeland security, covering the issues and the technology, solutions, policies, people, case studies and events affecting that community.
National Incident Management System Department of Homeland Security 90-web.pdf


The SAME National Readiness Committee encourages all SAME members to obtain certification, which is formal recognition that an individual has demonstrated proficiency within and a comprehension of a specified body of knowledge at a point in time. It is peer recognition and not registration or licensure.

Certification Sponsoring Organization Contact Information
Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) Assessor Training National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
Certified Energy Manager The Association Of Energy Engineers
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Institute of Hazards Materials Management (IHMM)
Certified Infrastructure Preparedness Specialist (CIPS) Office of Infrastructure Preparedness
Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
Certified Facilities Manager (CFM) International Facilities Management Association (IFMA)
Certified Protection Professional (CPP) American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS)
Multiple Certifications which are available including “Certified Fire Protection Specialist” NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
Certified Health Physicist American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP)
Certified Industrial Hygienist Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists
Certified Safety Manager
Certified Safety Professional
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction (STS) certification Council of Certification on Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST)


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