Government and State Resources
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Click on ‘Quick Links’ and select your topic of interest. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation, sets and enforces safety performance standards for motor vehicles and investigates safety defects. NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety.
- Your Family Health and
Knowing the details of your family’s health information can come in handy in the event of an emergency. Click on the link on the top right: “Download printable booklet: Family Health and Medical Record (PDF)”. Print out this 18-page pdf form and fill it in with all the necessary information. Remember to make several copies: keep one at work, at school, and a few at home. Print out extra copies of pages 7-12 if you have more than one child. Be sure to update the information regularly. The Texas Cooperative Extension is an educational organization provided by the U.S. government, the state government through Texas A&M University, and your county government.
- Car Care Council
Keep your car well-maintained with these tips from the Car Care Council. The Car Care Council is a part of The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), which is a nonprofit trade association whose 4,400+ member companies conduct business worldwide in the motor vehicle aftermarket industry.
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Find out about the safety test results for your vehicles or vehicles you are thinking of buying. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. For over 30 years the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes in the first place and reduce injuries in the crashes that still occur.
- National Safety Council
Scroll down to ‘On the Road’ to find great information about safe driving as well as auto accident fact sheets. The National Safety Council is a nonprofit, nongovernmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health.
Government and State Resources
- Federal Citizen Information
This site provides information on fire and carbon monoxide poisoning prevention tips. The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) is a source for questions and answers about consumer problems and government services.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Learn about fire hazards and preparedness. FEMA prepares the nation for hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.
A tutorial program from the Department of Homeland Security. Includes lists for various emergency kits, tips on creating an evacuation plan and information on natural events. The Department of Homeland Security leverages resources within Federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.
- State Fire Marshals
Fire marshals enforce local and state fire codes and lead fire and arson investigations. Click on your state to find contact information for your state's fire marshal. The National Association of State Fire Marshals comprises the most senior fire officials in the United States.
- U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) – Fire Safety
An extensive site on fire prevention, preparedness and what to do after a fire. The U.S. Fire Administration is an entity of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The mission of the USFA is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support.
- American Red Cross
Click on ‘Disaster Services’ or ‘Get Prepared’ to learn more about fire prevention, first aid, and what to do after a fire. The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. p>
Highway Emergency Numbers
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- Dispatch Monthly
Some states have a separate contact number for highway situations like accidents or car trouble. However, if it is an emergency, please call 911. p>
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- Insurance Information Institute
The site offers tips on house hunting and homeowners’ insurance. The mission of the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is to improve public understanding of insurance -- what it does and how it works. The I.I.I. is a nonprofit, communications organization supported by the property/casualty insurance industry.
- National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Read consumer publications, alerts, company and general insurance information. Click here for a link to insurance departments by state. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the organization of insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the four U.S. territories.
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LawHelp helps low and moderate income people find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights in areas related to housing, work, family, bankruptcy, disability, immigration and other topics. This site has been built by Pro Bono Net, a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York, and by partnering legal aid organizations.
Link to legal matters on property and money, rights and disputes, family law and more. Nolo.com is a legal guide, which provides do-it-yourself legal solutions for consumers and small businesses.
Last Updated: 11/2007