Heart Attack and Angina

  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • American Red Cross
  • Angina – Chest Pain American Heart Association
  • Angina Facts National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Angina Resources on the Web from MEDLINEplus health information, National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Australian Resuscitation Council[Australia]
  • "What Is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)?", also known as Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator (WCD), from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
  • Chain of Survival A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies.
  • Citizen CPR Foundation founded in 1987 to strengthen the Chain of Survival and improve the series of actions that increase the chance of survival for thousands of victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF), or heart failure, is a long-term condition in which your heart can't pump blood well enough to meet your body's needs. Your heart is still working. But because it can't handle the amount of blood it should, blood builds up in other parts of your body. Most of the time, it collects in your lungs, legs and feet. Information from the Cleveland Clinic.  New
  • CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care, American Heart Association – Remember, push to the beat of "Stayin' Alive".

    "The optimum rate of compression is 100 to 120 beats per minute. It may come naturally, but if you need help gauging it, thinking of a song may help. "Stayin' Alive," by the Bee Gees is the right tempo. "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper or "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Clash also are in the 100 to 120 beats-per-minute range."

    • New resuscitation guidelines update CPR chest pushes.  Updated
    • Excellent CPR – Simulation Lab watch this YouTube video to learn how to perform excellent CPR from Dr. Rob Anderson and staff of the Health Sciences North (HSN) Simulation Laboratory.
    • European Resuscitation Council co-ordinates the activities of European organisations with a major interest in resuscitation medicine (RM) and Emergency Medical Care (EMC). [Europe]
    • First Aid, CPR and AED Certification Red Cross First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training and certification meets the needs of workplace responders, professional rescuers school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public. We offer both certified and non-certified training options. Select a category below to access course descriptions and materials.
    • How To Do CPR provides short illustrated steps for CPR on adults, children dogs, and cats [University of Washington]
    • Resuscitation Council (UK) facilitates education of both lay and healthcare professional members of the population in the most effective methods of resuscitation appropriate to their needs. [UK]
  • Heart Failure. Information from the Mayo Clinic.  New
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes thickened (hypertrophied). The thickened heart muscle can make it harder for the heart to pump blood. Information from the Mayo Clinic.  New
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is one of Canada's largest and most effective health charities. Over the last 60 years we have invested more than $1.35 billion in heart and stroke research, making us the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. In that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke has declined by more than 75 per cent. [Canada]
  • National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP®) To improve out-of-hospital emergency medical care, NAEMSP® promotes meetings, publications and products that connect, serve and educate its members. In addition, the Association acts as a resource and advocate of EMS related decisions in cooperation with organizations throughout the country and the community at large, including agencies of the Federal Government.
  • National Association of EMS Technicians (NAEMT®) is the nation's only organization that represents and serves the professional interests of all EMS practitioners, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical responders, and other professionals providing prehospital and out-of-hospital emergent, urgent or preventive medical care.
  • Health Topics A-Z from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Diseases and Conditions Index (DCI)
  • Health Topics A-Z National Safety Council The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy.

Disaster Resources

Aid and Resources


Disasters and Preparation


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Relief services include resources made available to individuals and communities that have experienced losses due to disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, tornadoes, tsunamis, and riots.

Below please find a list of links to learn more about relief.


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Recovery is the process of returning to normal.  Salvage, resumption of business processes, and repair are typical recovery tasks.

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers. A Disaster Recovery Center is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to your case.

Small Business Association (SBA) Emergency Preparedness Resources:


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Natural disasters displace thousands of homeowners and families every year.

Below please find a list of links to rebuilding/ redevelopment resources that help rebuild lives and homes of families: