At Resource Tap, we strive to take on the heaviest part of your load so you can get back to what matters most.
Who We Serve
Globally there has been an increase in the number and severity of disasters. Regrettably, resources directed towards emergency management activities have not kept pace with this trend. This has led to emergency managers being chronically underfunded and under resourced. This means that our emergency managers are continually triaging a moving list of priorities and that despite their best efforts, resource deficits create gaps that negatively impact society and our ability to cope with and recover from large scale emergencies and disasters.
We strive to support our hard-working emergency managers in a variety of ways including but not limited to the following:
- Disaster and Emergency Plan Development
- Resource Mapping and Silo Reduction
- Functional & Engaging ICS training
- Tabletop Exercises and Drills
- Project Management
- Public Outreach
- EOC Support
- After Action Reviews and Reports
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We believe that those that give us identity, keep the fabric of our community functioning, and move us in the right direction should be just as prepared for hardship as large corporations and big-box stores. Additionally, we have seen that the level of preparedness of an organization and its members is directly tied to it’s stability, functionality and longevity. For these reasons we support the Essential Organizations in the following ways:
- Organizational disaster preparedness trainings
- Emergency plan development
- Continuity of Operations Planning
- Personal disaster preparedness training for employees and their families.
- Those that aid in disaster mitigation, preparation, response, recovery, or emergency management in any way.
- Locally owned small business.
- Faith-based organization that actively help those in need.
- Those that advocate for or serve minorities, those with unique challenges, or otherwise work to increase equity.
- Local health and long-term care facilities.
- Those that support local food supplies.
- Those that are locally based and are involved in supporting or maintaining local infrastructure.
- K-12 education entities, including home school groups.
- Those that actively support animal well-being.
- Those that are locally based and specialize in the trades.
- Those that are dedicated to reducing the effects of, or are working to find solutions to climate change.
- Neighborhood association.
- Local or state government entities.
There seems to be a background conversation that goes something like this, “Climate change is crazy and scary, and no one really knows how to proceed, and the folks running the show are more concerned with personal gain than the well-being of the planet and younger generations. Welp, I’m glad we had this chat. Good luck fixing everything, we’re all depending on you. BYE!”
Not only is this approach unhelpful and needlessly scary, but it also paints a story of an impossible future where everything is destined to be horrific.
We believe that solutions can be found and that younger generations can have successful prosperous futures in developing those solutions. Our aim is to help them do so in a variety of ways.
- After School Programs
- Enrichment Activities
- Summer Camps
- Professional Development
- Leadership Opportunities
- Increased understanding of the systems that keep our societies functioning
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How we’re giving back
We Believe that those striving to make the world a better place deserve a leg up.
To back this up, we are now offering free personal disaster preparedness training. When your staff is more equipped for what may come, so is your organization.
“If the recent disasters that have impacted our state have taught us anything, it’s that being prepared can make a big difference.”
-Oregon Emergency Management
During large scale events such as snowstorms, blackouts, flooding and fire, first responders may not be able to reach everyone for hours or even days. This will be especially true after a Cascadia Subduction Zone-earthquake and tsunami. For this reason, experts recommend that Oregon residents should proactively prepare to be self-sufficient for at least two weeks. The preparedness of your organization’s members is directly tied to the stability, functionality and longevity of your organization.
Being Two Weeks Ready does the following;
- Takes pressure off first responders so they can triage effectively and attend to life-threatening situations.
- Ensures you and your family can survive if roads are impassable and no one can reach you with help or supplies.
- Reduces the feeling of helplessness and post-traumatic stress that is often felt by disaster survivors.
In addition to being two weeks ready, Oregon residents are encouraged to:
- Stay informed by signing up for local emergency alerts.
- Make and practice emergency plans.
- Build an emergency kit.
Although this may sound like a lot, the process can be easily broken down into small, manageable bite-sized pieces.
We will educate your organization’s members on personal disaster preparedness at half cost to you if:
Your organization aids in disaster mitigation, preparation, response, recovery, or emergency management in any way.
You are a locally owned small business.
You are a faith-based organization that actively helps those in need.
Your organization is dedicated to advocating for or serving minorities, those with unique challenges, or otherwise work to increase equity.
You are a long-term care facility.
Your organization is locally based and is involved in supporting or maintaining local infrastructure.
Your work directly pertains to K-12 education. This includes home school groups.
Your organization is dedicated to reducing the effects of, or is working to find solutions to, climate change.
Your organization actively supports animal well-being.
You organization is locally based and specializes in the trades.
You are a neighborhood association.
You are a local or state government entity.
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