• Preparing for hurricanes and other emergencies

    Each September, we raise awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies that can happen at any time with little or no warning. September 25-30 is the last week of the annual National Preparedness Month.

  • Emergency preparedness simulations: Full-scale exercises create immersive scenarios to protect Veterans

    In this four-part series on VA's Emergency Preparedness Simulation efforts, you'll see how simulation and emergency preparedness professionals build collective strategies that mitigate, prepare, respond, and recover from tragedies impacting Veterans and their communities.

  • Emergency Preparedness Simulations: Functional exercises test durability of VA health systems

    In this four-part series on VA Emergency Preparedness Simulation efforts, learn how simulation and emergency preparedness at VA work.

  • Emergency Preparedness Simulations: Using tabletop exercises to protect Veterans

    In this four-part series on VA Emergency Preparedness Simulation efforts, you will learn about simulation and emergency preparedness at VA.

  • Training for the worst day: Emergency preparedness simulations

    A four-part series on Department of Veteran Affairs Emergency Preparedness Simulation efforts through SimLEARN.

  • Earthquake preparedness: Drop, cover and hold on

    Earthquakes and aftershocks can happen anywhere without warning and at any time of the year. All 50 states, five U.S. territories and the District of Columbia are at some risk. The info below can help you build out your earthquake preparedness kit and plans before the next one strikes. 

  • Texas VA disaster preparedness: Protect patient care, save lives

    Continuum of care during any disaster or incident is a priority for VA North Texas Health Care Systems’ Office of Emergency Management.

  • Earthquake preparedness: Drop, cover and hold on!

    Here are the steps to stay safe before, during and after an earthquake. These tips will make you, your family or your workplace better prepared to survive and recover quickly.

  • Preparing for emergencies: It’s never too early to start teaching kids

    Children can suffer developmental and psychological setbacks following disaster or other emergencies. It's never too late to begin teaching preparedness!

  • Do you have a summer heat plan?

    There’s hot summer weather—and then there are heat waves or extreme heat. Much like other natural disasters, extreme heat can kill.

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