​Crisis managers must be well prepared for a potential event. When it arrives, their job is to deliver a rapid, effective response while maintaining clear lines of reporting and communication. They end the response following established rules for crisis termination. This page provides the resources needed to assist laboratories with managing responses to all-hazard threats.

Emergency Management Action Compact Resources

Emergency Management Action Compact (EMAC)
EMAC:A Basic Understanding and Use of the System by Public Health and Medical Professionals (video, 47 minutes)
Use of the EMAC System by Public Health & Medical Professionals: A Discussion (video, 57 minutes)

Forms and Information

Developing Your Response-specific Mission Ready Package
REQ-A, Form to Apply for Assistance

Federal Resources for Emergency Response

FEMA Resource Management Overview
National Emergency Responders Credentialing System, Medical and Public Health

APHL Continuity of Operations Guidelines

Guidelines for the Public Health Laboratory Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
Emerging Infectious Diseases Planning and Response Framework
Newborn Screening Preparedness/Contingency Planning Framework

APHL Resources for Emergency Response

Algorithm and Guidelines for Responding to an Incident Involving a Suspicious Non-clinical Sample
Partners in Preparedness and Response: Connecting Laboratories and the First Responder Community
APHL Disaster Response Planning Webinar 7/9/2014 – Slides and Audio