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Welcome to NDEC

The National Disaster Education Coalition (NDEC) is composed of federal government agencies and national not-for-profit organizations that work together to develop and disseminate consistent educational information for the public about disaster preparedness. The goal of the NDEC is to formulate information and advise the public about how to prepare and respond appropriately to natural and human-caused disasters. NDEC member agencies ensure that disaster safety messages are appropriate, accurate, research-based, and crafted appropriately for the audience by using understandable language.

Users of this website include emergency managers, meteorologists, teachers, disaster and fire educators, public affairs/public relations personnel, mitigation specialists, media personnel, and/or any other person in the severe-weather, earthquake, disaster, or communications communities. The safety information developed by NDEC is intended for dissemination to the general public in the United States. Some information may not be applicable in other countries.

If you would like more in-depth or scientific information on natural and human-caused hazards, please review "Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages" or contact your local emergency management office, local National Weather Service office, local American Red Cross chapter, state geological survey office, local fire department, or county extension agent.

Talking About Disaster guide

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Homeland Plans Corporation (HPC) is providing NDEC with the necessary design and hosting services, a new centralized database, and a content management system to maintain and continue to build out this website.

NDEC also plays a valuable role with HPC in authoring safety information for its online service at HomelandPLANS.com. To learn more about HomelandPLANS.com, Safety Made Simple™ and it's new online service,.


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This page was updated: 12/8/04
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