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Tools for Planners

Tools for Planners

DPHHS has many partners in Emergency Preparedness. These partners include county and tribal Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP); state, county, and tribal Disaster Emergency Services (DES); all state government agencies; Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD); Hospitals and Clinics; Medical First Responders; the University System of Montana; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); as well as many more organizations and agencies. This page is dedicated to resources for these organizations as well as for Montana's Local Emergency Planning Councils (LEPC) and Tribal Emergency Response Commissions (TERC).


Access and Functional Needs Tools

Montana's Whole Community Profiles
ADA Emergency Management and Preparedness Webinar Archive

Disaster Shelter Tools

Key Community Emergency Locations Tool
Red Cross Shelter Survey (Fillable)
Shelter 2020: Shelter Facility Selection Tool
Shelter Recommendations by Jurisdictional Populations
WebEx - Montana Overview: Shelter & Feeding Operations (Duration: 1 Hour)
WebEx - Shelter 2020: Rebuilding Montana’s Disaster Shelter Capabilities from the Ground Up (Duration: 1 Hour)
Montana's ADA Accessibility Ambassadors Program

Managing Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers Tools

G489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Montana Disasters: Student Manual
County/Tribal Spontaneous Volunteer Management Annex: Template 
VRC Volunteer Request Form
VRC Volunteer Instructions
VRC Registration Form 
VRC Interview Questions
VRC Referral Form
VRC Safety Brief
VRC Safety Brief Attendance Record

Health Emergency Preparedness Information

Wildfire Smoke Risk Communications Toolkit
Family Health Emergency Information Sheet
Air Quality Health Hazards
Flood Cleanup Health Tips
Food & Water Sanitation
Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs

Related Websites

Ready America
CDC Emergency Preparedness
National Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disasters (HAvBED) System
CDC Wildfire Health Threats Fact Sheet
Montana Disaster and Emergency Services
Montana Public Health Laboratory Emergency Preparedness
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
DPHHS Emergency Medical Services

To contact the DPHHS Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Training
Phone: (406) 444-0919