The International Association of Emergency Managers
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 9,000 members worldwide, is the preeminent international non-profit organization of emergency management professionals. IAEM is dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters. Our Vision: IAEM shall be recognized as a premier international organization of emergency management professionals. Our Mission: The mission of IAEM is to serve its members by providing information, networking and professional opportunities, and to advance the emergency management profession.
International Hurricane Research Center At Florida International University
Serving the state of Florida, the International Hurricane Research Center is a Type I interdisciplinary research facility located at Florida International University that focuses on the mitigation of hurricane damage to people, the economy, and the manmade and natural environments. This designation makes the IHRC Florida's official hurricane research center for 11 universities comprising the state university system. The citizens of the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts and Caribbean islands are severely impacted by hurricanes, and the IHRC promotes an interdisciplinary, large-scale disaster research agenda to address this vulnerability. Disciplines such as architecture, business, economics, engineering, finance, geosciences, insurance, political science, sociology, and urban planning are involved in a long-term, integrated research program that helps Florida, the nation, and its regional neighbors to mitigate hurricane exposure.
The Weather Channel
For more than 30 years, The Weather Channel has inspired viewers to explore, investigate and appreciate the experience of weather in all of its many forms by providing the latest weather information for the modern era. The Weather Channel makes sure viewers are the first to know what weather to plan and prepare for so they can make the most of their life outdoors. A leader in severe weather coverage, we take seriously our mission of public safety and provide the most comprehensive coverage of any media outlet. In times of lighter weather, The Weather Channel offers a host of entertaining and educational original series with weather as a focus or character. We believe when you see the world through weather, It's Amazing Out There.
The American Red Cross
Since 1917, the American Red Cross South Florida Region has been the only humanitarian organization that provides disaster relief and preparedness education to residents of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties. Whether it's a fire, a hurricane, or a health emergency, the American Red Cross responds at a moments notice. The American Red Cross provides disaster response services 24-7 to families and individuals with emergency social services, warm meals, a place to sleep, and clothing. The chapter and its trained instructors offer a variety of courses including first aid, lifeguard training, water safety and pet first aid. The agency also provides international humanitarian relief through a variety of services that include locating loved ones separated by war or disasters, teaching International Humanitarian Law and involving the local community in Red Cross humanitarian efforts. The American Red Cross is a lifeline to the United States Armed Forces (SAF). SAF is uniquely equipped to provide an exclusive worldwide communication and support network that serves as a link between active and retired military service members and their families. At the American Red Cross, volunteers are the key! Agency volunteers support every American Red Cross program and service. Adult and Youth Corp volunteers have the opportunity of being trained in the different lines of service that the Red Cross has to offer. For more information or how to volunteer, visit http://www.redcross.org/.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a non-profit organization originally created in 1992 in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew by WFOR-TV, CBS4. The relief effort, "Rebuilding: Neighbors Helping Neighbors," consisted of a 15-line phone bank, staffed 18 hours daily with volunteers and station personnel. News reporters and anchors broadcasting live from the phone bank would tell viewers to call the phone bank if they were storm victims in need of help or if they simply wanted to help.
Special reports profiling affected families and volunteer efforts also served to motivate viewers into action. The response was overwhelming and the phone bank quickly became a tool in assisting those in crisis. As South Florida recovered, CBS4 management opted to continue Neighbors as part of its community service program. Neighbors became an important resource for all individuals and families facing every day crises.
Neighbors 4 Neighbors has since operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization funded through foundation grants and corporate donations and pro bono airtime, staff support and facilities and resources provided by CBS4 and its sister station My33 (formerly UPN33). With the power of television as one of its greatest assets, the organization quickly expanded its services beyond hurricane relief and evolved into one of the most effective vehicles for connecting those in need with those who can help. Through the years, the organization has forged a strong relationship with community and business leaders willing to tackle difficult issues.