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
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
About NDEC and HPC
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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