Related Links

Organizations providing information to individuals and communities interested in disaster preparedness

Canadian organizations:

Canadian Mental Health Commission of Canada

Government of Alberta – Alberta Emergency Management Agency 

 Partners in Protection: Working Together for Safer Communities in the Wildland Urban Interface 

Salvation Army- Emergency Disaster Services

The Canadian Centre For Emergency Preparedness 

The Canadian Red Cross – Emergency Preparedness

Other organizations:

American Psychological Association – Recovering from Wildfires

 American Red Cross – Preparedness Information

BeyondBlue. The National Depression Initiative

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages 

 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies – Disaster Management

Mennonite Disaster Service

The Australian Red Cross – Disaster Relief and Recovery


Documents about disaster preparedness

Clarke, E., Kulig, J., & Pujadas Botey, A. (2011). Teachers’ guide: Supporting Students After a Wildfire. Lethbridge, AB: University of Lethbridge.

Jacobs, A. K., Vernberg, E., & Lee, S. J. (2008). Supporting Adolescents Exposed to Disasters. The Prevention Researcher, 15(3), 7-10.

Jimerson, S.R., Brock, S.E., & Cowan, K. (2003). Helping Children After a Wildfire: Tips for Parents and Teachers. Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. Available on-line

Public Safety Canada. (2011). Is Your Family Prepared? Available on-line

Smith, E.G. & Skelly, J.A.  (1999).  Living With Fire - A guide for the homeowner (2nd edition). Reno, NV: University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators. UNCE Special Publication: SP-99-01.