Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Community Storm Shelters

Programs that provide temporary shelter in facilities that are designed or retrofitted to withstand tornado or hurricane force winds and sited away from potential debris hazards for people whose own homes or workplaces may be unsafe in extreme weather events. Included are single-purpose, stand-alone facilities specifically built as severe storm refuges and multipurpose buildings such as schools and hospitals with pre-identified safe areas that are opened to the public during severe weather.

Emergency Communications

Programs that provide services, often through one or more intermediaries, which enable two or more parties to communicate in emergency situations where normal means of communication are unavailable. Included are individuals (such as amateur radio or CB operators) and organizations (such as Amateur Radio Emergency Service) that provide alternative communications channels following a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.

Evacuation Transportation

Programs that provide an immediate and rapid means of transportation from an endangered location or area for people whose lives are threatened by an impending disaster or large-scale emergency. Included are programs that arrange for return transportation following a disaster once it is safe for evacuees to return home. Activities include acquisition of emergency transport vehicles, arrangements for use or reallocation of public and/or private vehicles, assessment of fuel availability and distribution, and development of evacuation contingency plans which identify alternative routes, vehicles and personnel as well as considerations for people with special needs including patients in health care facilities.