The Albany County Citizen Corps is pleased to announce the availability of complimentary public health emergency preparedness resources for distribution to Albany County residents who would benefit from such resources. 

PLEASE READ: You must be able to send someone to pick-up the requested resources at the Albany County Department of Health during regular business hours (8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday).

We will make every effort to contact you within 10 business days to arrange for pick-up of your request.

All resources are available while supplies last.  Please contact BeReady@albanycounty.com with any questions.

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* 1. Please provide your contact information:

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* 2. How do you plan to use or distribute these resources to Albany County residents? If these resources are for a specific event (health fair, training, etc.), please indicate the name and date of the event.

Resources for Children, Families, Schools, or Day Care Centers

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* 3. " Who Knew? The Ready for Emergencies Workbook" (Channing Bete)
Help children learn their important role in preparing for an emergency with interactive exercises. Ages 9-11 years (recommended).

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* 4. " Know What? We Are Prepared for Emergencies" Activity Booklet (Channing Bete)
Children can lead the way to family emergency preparedness when they start reminding their parents that it's important to have a family emergency kit & to be able to respond to a variety of emergencies. Ages 6-8 (recommended).

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* 5. "We Wonder-We Plan for Emergencies!" Activity Booklet (Channing Bete)

Stories and activities help children recognize an emergency and prepare to build skills for taking quick, correct action if they're involved in one. Readers also learn that grown-ups can help them stay safe, how and when to call 9-1-1, and how to put together an emergency supply kit. Features interactive exercises, and includes online access to a Leader's Guide! 12 pages, 8 1/2" x 11". Ages 4-5

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* 6. "Let's Stop Germs!" Activity Booklet (Channing Bete)

Teach children how to outsmart cold and flu germs with this entertaining workbook. It explains when, why, and how to wash hands; the importance of practicing cough and sneeze etiquette; and what to do when sick. Features interactive exercises, and includes online access to a Leader's Guide! 12 pages, 8 1/2" x 11". Ages 4-5 (recommended).

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* 7. Emergency Preparedness Stickers (Channing Bete)

Stickers provide simple tips that help children take a role in emergency preparedness. Nine stickers per sheet. Ages 4-9 years (recommended). Come in packs of 25 sheets, 8 stickers per sheet.

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* 8. Handwashing & Germ Prevention Stickers (Channing Bete)

Stickers deliver personal hygiene reminders in a fun way. Seven stickers per sheet. Ages 3-9 years (recommended).  Come in packs of 25 sheets, 7 stickers per sheet.

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* 9. We Can Wash Our Hands! A Coloring & Activities Book with Stickers (Channing Bete)

Through puzzles, coloring pages, stickers, and activities, children learn why washing hands is so important, how to wash the right way, and how often one should lather up! This engaging coloring book also offers examples of other habits that help keep germs at bay, and keep people feeling clean and healthy. The colorful stickers reinforce the hand washing message and make learning fun! 8 pages + sticker sheet with parent tips, 8 1/2" x 11".

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* 10. Mimi Mouse Learns to Prepare for Emergencies! (DVD Kit) *Limit one per program. (Channing Bete)

Mimi Mouse helps children understand the importance of prepping for emergencies. Comes with activity sheets. 10:25 minutes running time. Ages 2-5 years.

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* 11. Mimi Mouse Learns Healthy Habits! DVD Kit * Limit one per program. (Channing Bete)

A fun, colorful video demonstrating healthy habits, including hand-washing and cough and sneeze etiquette. Comes with activity sheets. 10:25 minutes running time. Ages 2-5 years.

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* 12. Preparing Children for Emergencies-What Parents Need to Know (Channing Bete)

Everyone needs a little help preparing for an emergency -- especially kids! This attractive booklet encourages parents to be proactive about emergencies, and suggests making an emergency communication plan and an emergency supply kit with their child. Includes tips on talking to children about emergencies in an age-appropriate, reassuring, and positive manner -- so that the whole family is prepared to respond! 8 pages, 5 1/2" x 8"

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* 13. Mosquito Bites Are Bad!

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created this activity book to offer parents and educators an interactive way to talk to kids about how mosquito bites can make you sick.

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* 14. Ready Wrigley Prepares for Extreme Heat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created Ready Wrigley to provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies. Together with your child, join Wrigley as she helps her family prepare for emergencies by staying informed, packing emergency kits, and making a family communication plan.

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* 15. Ready Wrigley Prepares for Hurricanes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created Ready Wrigley to provide parents, guardians, teachers, and young children with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies. Together with your child, join Wrigley as she helps her family prepare for emergencies by staying informed, packing emergency kits, and making a family communication plan.

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* 16. Ready Wrigley Prepares for Winter Weather

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created Ready Wrigley to provide young children, parents, guardians, and teachers with tips, activities, and a story to help the whole family prepare for emergencies. Together with your child, join Wrigley as she helps her family prepare for emergencies by staying informed, packing emergency kits, and making a family communication plan.

              General Emergency Preparedness Resources

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* 17. Preparing for Emergencies: Terrorism and Disasters, A Family Handbook (Channing Bete)

This interactive guide helps families be prepared in the event of terrorist attacks and natural or man-made disasters. It emphasizes the need to take preparedness seriously, and promotes confidence in the authorities' ability to respond to emergencies. Worksheets help families plan evacuation routes, create an emergency supply kit, and more. Fill-in sections, worksheets, and other interactive features make handbooks ideal for ongoing reference. 32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"

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* 18. Your Guide to Emergency Preparedness, mini notebook  (Channing Bete)

This practical guide highlights key family preparedness advice that could prevent anxious moments and even save lives should disaster strike. Guide takes readers through the steps needed to be prepared; encourages people to get serious about being ready; and includes specific tips for staying safe in floods, tornadoes, and terrorist attacks. Features water- and tear-resistant pages plus colored subject tabs that let readers quickly access the content they need. 32 pages, 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"

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* 19. Emergency Planning for Pet Owners (Channing Bete)

All the essentials to help ensure that pets stay safe and healthy during an emergency are presented in a quick-reading format. This booklet emphasizes that pets should never be left behind in the home when owners evacuate, advocates having pet ID tags, encourages readers to arrange emergency housing in advance -- and tells how to do it -- and lists the components of a well-stocked pet emergency supply kit. 8 pages, 5 1/2" x 8"

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* 20. Taking Shelter - Keeping Tabs on What to do in Emergencies (Channing Bete)

In an emergency, time is of the essence -- and this easy-to-navigate guide is perfect for helping families stay prepared before and during an emergency. Guide helps readers decide whether to evacuate or take shelter where they are, then walks them through the process of choosing an appropriate shelter room for various types of emergencies, gathering supplies, and more. Tabbed table of contents lets readers flip right to the information they need. Comes with a magnetic strip for posting. 16 pages, 3 1/2" x 6"

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* 21. Emergency Kit Labels (Channing Bete)

Here's a way to remind people to create an emergency kit before they need it -- and to help them do it! Included on each label is a checklist people can use to divide up tasks among family members, get children involved in gathering supplies, and stay organized. Once the kit has been assembled, the label will act as a reminder to check expiration dates, and help people quickly get their hands on what they need in an emergency. Made in the U.S.A. Comes on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of 8 self-stick labels. 4 1/4" x 2 3/4"

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* 22. Your Emergency Supply Kit - Keeping Tabs on Getting Ready (Channing Bete)

This important guide offers step-by-step guidance for stocking up on emergency-preparedness essentials. It covers what to put in a general-purpose emergency kit and how to store those supplies. Also covers first aid kits and portable emergency supply kits, and includes space for writing in important emergency phone numbers. Tabbed table of contents lets readers flip right to the information they need. 16 pages, 3 1/2" x 6"

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* 23. Emergency Supply List (FEMA)

Pamphlet listing items to consider for a basic emergency supply list.

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* 24. Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (FEMA, 2008)

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* 25. Every Business Should Have A Plan (FEMA)

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* 26. Go/Stay Kit (GoStayKit.com)

Emergency Preparedness tool that keeps all of your medical/personal information in one places, in case of a natural disaster or medical emergency.

*Limited supply available. Please indicate your specific planned use for this item at the end of the survey.

      Resources for Individuals with Access & Functional Needs and Older Adults.

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* 27. How People with Disabilities or Special Health Needs Can Prepare for An Emergency, A Self-Care Handbook (Channing Bete)

Advice-filled handbook offers the tools needed to create a personalized plan for gathering basic emergency supplies, building a support network, sheltering and evacuating, and caring for service animals during an emergency. Includes a detachable reference card for recording important information. Fill-in sections, worksheets, and other interactive features make handbooks ideal for ongoing reference. 32 pages, 8 1/2" x 11"

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* 28. Emergency Preparedness - Being Ready and Staying Safe (Channing Bete)

This booklet explains how to prepare for emergencies, from gathering supplies to setting up evacuation and communication plans. Also covers sheltering-in-place and how to deal with specific emergencies, such as fires, earthquakes, storms, and chemical or radiological incidents. Detachable back cover offers an ongoing reminder of steps for preparedness. Large text, "just like me" stories, and positive images of aging promote better health and safety for older adults. 20 pages, 5 1/2" x 8". Ages 65 and older

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* 29. Emergency Medical Information: A Pocket Card (Channing Bete)

Durable credit-card-sized guide helps ensure that people will have their important personal health information with them in the event of an emergency. Guide folds out to display a fill-in chart for recording one's medical conditions, allergies, assistive devices, medications, insurance and health-care provider information, and emergency contacts. 2-sided, 3 3/8" x 2 1/8" (closed), 6 3/4" x 8 1/2" (open)

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* 30. Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs (FEMA)

For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a real challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. This booklet will help people with disabilities prepare and emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency. Post the plan where everyone will see it, keep a copy with you and make sure everyone involved in your plan has a copy.

     Resources About Flu Prevention and Preparedness

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* 31. "Fight the Flu" Pamphlet (Albany County Department of Health)

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* 32. "Fight the Flu" Magnet (Albany County Department of Health)
3.5" x 2" color magnet

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* 33. Why Get a Yearly Flu Vaccine? (Channing Bete)

This pamphlet emphasizes the importance of an annual flu vaccine, identifies who should get the vaccine, describes symptoms and complications, and discusses the two types of vaccine. Explains that the flu vaccine is safe and effective, discusses potential side effects, and answers common questions. 8 panels, 3 1/2" x 8"

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* 34. 12 Tips To Stop The Spread of Germs (Channing Bete)

This booklet educates readers about proper hand washing and cough/sneeze etiquette and promotes personal hygiene habits that can help protect against the flu and other illnesses. Booklet provides a list of tips that explain how germs are spread, and describe steps to take to prevent getting sick, including hand washing, proper food handling, avoiding sick people, and maintaining a clean home. 8 pages, 5 1/2" x 8"

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* 35. 12 Ways to Prevent the Flu (Channing Bete)

This booklet describes key actions that can help prevent the spread of flu, emphasizing the importance of personal hygiene and an annual flu vaccine. Booklet provides a list of tips that promote immunization, washing hands often and well, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, covering coughs and sneezes, keeping one's distance from sick people, and teaching children good hygiene habits. 8 pages, 5 1/2" x 8"

            Resources for Emergency Response Personnel

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* 36. Incident Command System (ICS) Guide (Quick Series)

Designed on the basis of "best practices", the ICS is a standard framework that allows all Emergency Responders to properly handle everything from planning and preparation to defining organizational functions, to transferring command and report writing. 48 pages.

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* 37. Public Health Preparedness (Quick Series)

Know what to do in a public health emergency. This guide outlines the government's plan for protecting the health of all Americans during an emergency, as well as the key functions of all federal and government public agencies.  Includes: Federal programs and processes; Important public health threats; Community-based mass prophylaxis.
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