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Free Apps and Podcasts

Disaster Preparedness News

Android App—Find regularly updated news articles about governmental, community, and individual preparedness and response to natural or man-made disasters, both current and historical.

Emergency Kit Organizer

Android App—Use the Emergency Kit Organizer to manage your emergency kit. Store your list of purchased items and track expiration dates.

Emergency Radio

iPhone App—Emergency Radio is the original police scanner app offering the most extensive database of live police, fire, EMS, railroad, air traffic, train, NOAA weather, Coast Guard, HAM radio, and other frequencies.


Android App—Contains preparedness information for different types of disasters, an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations and shelters, and more.


iPad App—iMPrepared helps plan for disasters with one convenient app that includes a compass, flashlight, disaster RSS feeds, and a S.O.S. signal.

National Science Digital Library Weather and Health Podcast

Podcast—This course helps the general public understand how weather and climate affect health.

NFPA 1600 2007 Edition

Android App—Provides a foundation for disaster/emergency management planning and operations for organizations and protects public safety with updated best practices for disaster/emergency management endorsed by DHS.

Relief Central

Android App—Relief Central™ assists relief workers, first responders, and others called to serve in disaster relief situations around the world.

UCTV Emergency Preparedness Podcast

Podcast—UCTV delivers documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums and performances from each of the ten University of California campuses.


iPad App—WeatherStation Free provides NOAA's official, real time weather information for the U.S. location of your choice (except Alaska).

Contact GIP Information Management Committee

Heather Sacks
Director, Planning & Administrative Affairs
Telephone: 202-862-6220