American Red Cross, Riverside County Chapter
Humanitarian organization which provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. This site includes information about educational programs, such as; CPR/first aid training; blood and tissue donation.

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Support for state and local agencies that are a part of the California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS).

California Highway Patrol
The mission of the California Highway Patrol is to provide the highest level of safety, service, and security to the people of California and to minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage resulting from traffic collisions through enforcement and education. The California Highway Patrol provides service to the public in need of aid or information, and to assist other public agencies when appropriate and to promote the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout California, and to minimize exposure of the public to unsafe conditions resulting from emergency incidents and highway impediments. Finally, the CHP collaborates with local, state, and federal public safety agencies to protect California.

California Highway Patrol Amber Alert Page
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is responsible for statewide coordination of AMBER ALERT and the other emergency response activities associated with a child abduction. The CHP is ready to assist in the recovery of an abducted child with statewide notifications of child abduction information.   When the CHP receives word of a confirmed child abduction which meets the AMBER ALERT criteria, it can post TRAK flyers, photographs and other pertinent information on the department’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/media Web site (

CHP Web Site
When the CHP receives word of a confirmed child abduction which meets the AMBER ALERT criteria, it can post TRAK flyers, photographs and other pertinent information on the department’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/media Web site (

Centers for Disease Control, Emergency Preparedness and Response
This site is intended to increase the nation’s ability to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

County of Riverside Department of Public Health
Services focusing on the prevention of threats to environmental health, transmission of communicable disease and substance abuse; treatment for serious mental, emotional and/or substance abuse problems; emergency medical services coordination and disaster planning. 

  1. Emergency Preparedness and Response.  Information and guidance on domestic preparation for biological and chemical terrorism.  The Riverside County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Branch works to prepare the County and its health care system to respond to acts of terrorism and other public health emergencies.
  2. Disease Control. Provides health alerts, advisories and press releases

Federal Bureau of Investigation, War on Terrorism
This site partners with law enforcement, intelligence, military and diplomatic circles to neutralize terrorist cells and operatives in the United States and to help dismantle terrorist networks worldwide.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Develops and delivers emergency management and first responder training programs; coordinates and develops plans, resources and national standards for emergency response operations; develops and coordinates assessments and exercises; oversees community response plans for chemical and nuclear hazards.

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Ready Campaign
Practical information on how families can prepare for any disaster. Hazard-specific safety tips and information about preparedness and protection related to most natural and technological disasters, and terrorism.

Guide to School Vulnerability Assessment (PDF, 2.7 MB)
This guide is intended to be a companion piece to Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities, originally published by the U.S. Department of Education in 2003 as a guide for schools and districts to prepare for a variety of crises. This new guide, published by the U.S. Department of Education in 2008, emphasizes a valuable part of emergency management planning-ongoing vulnerability assessment-and is intended to assist schools with the implementation of an effective vulnerability assessment process, to include choosing an appropriate vulnerability assessment tool. This guide is not intended to be prescriptive or to give step-by-step instructions for conducting assessments, rather it is intended to describe the key elements to be considered when selecting an assessment tool appropriate for school environments and provide guidance for conducting an assessment that will inform school emergency management activities.

Homeland Security Regional Training Program
The Regional Training Program (RTP) is an innovative collaboration between Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County Fire/CAL FIRE, Riverside County Department of Public Health and Riverside County Office of Education.  A team of seven members from these agencies work together to develop training and programming in a multi-disciplinary, all-hazard approach to Homeland Security.

Keys to Safer Schools
Not-for-profit organization which supplies training and materials to schools, youth organizations and law enforcement agencies.

National Association of School Psychologists
Crisis resources, guidelines and materials.

National Organization on Disability Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI)
Seeks to increase communication and cooperation between emergency managers and the disability community, and to educate people with disabilities about what they can do to be prepared.

Riverside County Emergency Management Department
Lead agency to first responders in matters of emergency preparation and disaster responsibility. Emergency power, food, water and supplies. Riverside County Operational Area emergency command, operations and support centers.

PBS Parents
Talking with kids about war and violence.

Riverside County Sheriff Department
The Riverside Sheriff’s Department is the 2nd-largest Sheriff’s Office in California, managing five correctional facilities, Coroner-Public Administrator duties, and providing court services.  Riverside County Sheriff’s Department provides much of the region’s law enforcement via ten Sheriff’s Stations spread across the region. Many cities in the county contract with the Riverside Sheriff’s Department for city police services.

School Bus Drivers “Watch for Suspicious Items and Behaviors” Poster (PDF, 954 KB)
TSA’s Highway and Motor Carrier division is proud to offer the School Bus Drivers “Watch for Suspicious Items and Behaviors” poster. At the bottom of the poster is a section called “Suspicious Reporting Number.” Any appropriate reporting number can be written in this section (main dispatch number, local authorities, or state or local terrorist or crime Tips line). Check with your state or local law enforcement officials to see if a reporting tips number exists and write it in the space provided.

USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management
Technologies in fire management and suppression; mobilization and tracking systems; support of Federal, State, and internal fire partners.

US Department of Education, Emergency Planning
Information school leaders need to plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents and terrorist acts.

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS)s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center
The REMS Technical Assistance Center’s primary goal is to support schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education in emergency management, including the development and implementation of comprehensive emergency and crisis response plans.

US Department of Homeland Security
Responsible for border and transportation security; prevention of terrorist activity within the United States; reduction of America’s vulnerability to terrorism; minimization of danger from potential attacks and natural disasters; ensuring emergency response professionals are prepared for any threat or situation.

US Environmental Protection Agency, Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
Chemical emergency preparedness and prevention; oil spill program; emergency response program.

White House
Issues, news, appointments, offices, major speeches.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the Department of Education.  However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.