This past decade has recorded an increase in catastrophic events that have led to dramatic changes for Americans. The wake of these disasters has resulted in many lessons being learned. These lessons have been captured by Homeland Security in the First Edition of the National Preparedness Goal. Extension is uniquely positioned to assist with community disaster preparedness, mitigation, and response efforts as outlined in the National Preparedness Goal. This article captures examples of Extension's involvement in the disaster realm and encourages additional work in the many aspects of community emergency preparedness.
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Black, L. (2012). Disaster Preparedness and the Cooperative Extension Service. The Journal of Extension, 50(3), Article 45. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss3/45