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Division of Emergency Management

Contact Information

Division of Emergency Management
Office of Research Services
National Institutes of Health
Building 45 (Natcher)
Room P1As.14A
Phone: (301) 496-1985
Fax: (301) 402-0167


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Emergency Preparedness

​The Division of Emergency Preparedness and Coordination (DEPC) serves as a valuable resource to all of NIH in disseminating information relating to Emergency Preparedness. 
In addition to the printed pamphlets, brochures and publications, DEPC offers training tailored to the specific needs of the NIH community.  Programs and training classes are designed for your Institute/Center, group or for the specific needs and concerns of the NIH community.

Our Large Awareness events offer a wide variety of information such as:
  • Emergency Preparedness Information
  • Alert NIH through Send-Word-Now
  • Occupant Emergency Coordinator and Shelter-In-Place programs
  • Fire Extinguisher/Smoke Detector
  • K9/Bomb Awareness
  • Safety Awareness
  • Radiological Awareness

Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action.

Click on the links located below or on the left for a few steps that you can take right now to get prepared in case of an emergency.

Get Prepared

Disaster Preparedness Tips

Planning for Special Needs

Caring for Animals

Safety Skills