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Linking extension educators, emergency managers, and community officials to enhance resilience and reduce the impact of disasters in New York communities.
Organizations Involved in Emergencies


American Red Cross The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service The Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for protecting and promoting U.S. agricultural health, administering the Animal Welfare Act and addressing wildlife damage management issues.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people. The CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Extension Disaster Education Network The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines so they can use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters. From food safety to field safety, from the physical to the psychological, and from governmental process to community development, EDEN provides credible resources.

Federal Emergency Management Agency  Since its creation in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear: to reduce loss of life and property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Food and Drug Administration The FDA’s mission is to promote the public health by promptly and efficiently reviewing clinical research and taking appropriate action on the marketing of regulated products in a timely manner. With respect to such products, protect the public health by ensuring that foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly labeled; human and veterinary drugs are safe and effective; there is reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness of devices intended for human use; cosmetics are safe and properly labeled, and public health and safety are protected from electronic product radiation.

Homeland Security, Department of (DHSThe department's first priority is to protect the nation against further terrorist attacks. Component agencies will analyze threats and intelligence, guard our borders and airports, protect our critical infrastructure, and coordinate the response of our nation for future emergencies. Besides providing a better-coordinated defense of the homeland, DHS is also dedicated to protecting the rights of American citizens and enhancing public services, such as natural disaster assistance and citizenship services, by dedicating offices to these important missions.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWSprovides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) The purpose of NWCG is to establish an operational group designed to coordinate programs of the participating wildfire management agencies.

United States Department of Agriculture The USDA was established in 1862 as the people's department since 58% of the population was involved in farming. Today, the USDA continues to be committed to serving all Americans. Within USDA, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) advances knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well-being and communities through national program leadership. 

World Health Organization (WHOThe World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.


Cornell University Cooperative Extension: NY EDEN works to link disaster-related resources developed at Cornell University, NYS agencies and national organizations with the community networking and outreach capabilities of Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations located in 56 counties and New York City.

Cornell Environmental Health and Safety  EH&S works to promote a safe and healthy campus environment by coordinating the provision of programs and services to reduce safety, health and environmental risks to the Cornell University community in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.

New York FarmNet Mission Statement: To provide farm families with a network of contacts and support services to help them develop skills for dealing with life challenges and transitions through personalized education, confidential consulting, and referral.

NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets The NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets works diligently to promote a viable agricultural industry, foster agricultural environmental stewardship and safeguard our food supply.

New York State Department of Health  By working together and being committed to excellence, we protect and promote the health of New Yorkers through prevention, science and the assurance of quality health care delivery.

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services coordinates all emergency services in the state and includes NY ALERT, Cyber Security, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Counter Terrorism and Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

NYS Office of Emergency Management  OEM is responsible for coordinating all activities necessary to protect New York's communities from natural, technological and manmade disasters and other emergencies that threaten the State. SEMO coordinates Emergency Management Services for the State by providing leadership, planning, education and resources to protect lives, property and the environment.

NYS Office of Counter Terrorism was created in 2001 as the Office of Homeland Security. Its primary purpose is to coordinate counter-terrorism prevention, preparedness and response strategies and provide training to emergency responders and other interested residents.

Estuary Watershed Resilience Project Blog Building long-term resilience to extreme weather and climate change in the Hudson River Estuary Watershed. A combination of research, educational outreach, and demonstration projects to address the challenges of flooding, stream and watershed management, and climate change.