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International Emergency Management Agreements

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies International Disaster Response Laws, Rules, and Principles (IDRL) Guidelines: http://www.ifrc.org/what/disasters/IDRL/advocacy/guidelines.asp Overview: http://www.oas.org/dsd/Nat-Dis-Proj/Documents/Enews6Final.pdf

Global Emergency Management Information Network of the G7 countries (GEMINI) http://epix.hazard.net/G7.html

The International Strategy for Disaster Reduction http://www.preventionweb.net/english/hyogo/isdr/

Official ISDR Terminology *** http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/terminology/

Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters (HFA) http://www.unisdr.org/eng/hfa/hfa.htm

The Office of Defence Nuclear Proliferation International Emergency Management and Cooperation (IEMC Program) Emergency Policy and Preparedness Infrastructure Assistance http://www.nnsa.doe.gov/na-20/inter_emer.shtml

International Task Force Entry Conditions Requirements for foreign search and rescue taskforces entering Australia (provided as an example - many countries have similar entry requirements for providers of foreign aid) http://www.ema.gov.au/agd/EMA/emaInternet.nsf/Page/RWP3D0C8BB8A538F85FCA25701300822949

National Emergency Management Legislation

Government of Canada Emergency Management Act 2005 http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90e09_ev002.htm

The Legislative Council of Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act http://www.gov.ns.ca/legislature/legc/statutes/emergmnt.htm

Parliament of the United Kingdom Civil Contingencies Act 2004 http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts2004/ukpga_20040036_en_1

Government of the United States of America (Note: US Emergency Law is generally held to be disjointed and of dubious effectiveness. In some states a local Mayor is empowered to declare a State of Emergency, whereas FEMA and other accredited Emergency Agencies cannot declare an emergency. Understanding US Emergency Law involves perusing a great many State and County laws and by-laws. Overriding authorities are generally held to be with the US President under Section 401 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5170 and passively by the US Military under The Posse Comitatus Act 18 U.S.C. § 1835.). This has changed somewhat in recent years with the formation of the US Office of Homeland Security and incorporation of FEMA by the OHS, however I am unable to find any appropriate EM legislative references from this office. The Stafford Act: http://www.disastersrus.org/FEMA/Stafact.htm

The Democratic Parties of Germany The German Emergency Act http://www.bundesregierung.de/en/Federal-Government/Function-and-constitutional-ba-,10206/Basic-Law.htm

New Zealand Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management The Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act 2002 http://civildefence.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/For-the-CDEM-Sector-CDEM-Act-2002-Index?OpenDocument

Australian State of Victorian Dept of Justice Emergency Management Act 1986 http://www.legislation.vic.gov.au/Domino/Web_Notes/LDMS/PubLawToday.nsf/95c43dd4eac71a68ca256dde00056e7b/e4eea74959156076ca25732400226f92!OpenDocument

Australian State of South Australian Consolidated Acts Emergency Management Act 2004 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/ema2004190/

Australian State of NSW Consolidated Acts State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/searma1989331/

Australian Capital Territory Emergency Management Act 1999 http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/a/1999-76/default.asp

Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia Emergency Management Act 2005 http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au/internet/default.aspx?MenuID=362

State Emergency Service of Tasmania Emergency Management Act 2006 http://www.ses.tas.gov.au/role_of_ses/legislation/

Emergency Management Education and Government Cooperative Agreements

Emergency Management Australia and Charles Sturt University Collaborative Agreement http://news.csu.edu.au/director/latestnews/international.cfm?itemID=A9BA7F6BFAB618A7F703685BC98FCC42&printtemplate=release


TS 102 181 V1.1.1 (2005) Emergency Communications (EMTEL); Requirements for communication between authorities/organizations during emergencies

SR 002 180 V1.1.1 (2003) Emergency communications Requirements for communication of citizens with authorities/organizations in case of distress (emergency call handling)

SR 002 299 V1.1.1 (2004) Emergency Communications; Collection of European Regulatory principles