We just came across the Earth Manual Project, a website that “aims to gather examples of excellent disaster preparedness innovation from all over the world and put them to productive future use.”
The website is more oriented to Asia (the authors seem to be primarily Japanese) and it gets most of its inspiration from developing countries. But as a source of creative ideas in getting the public prepared for emergencies, that difference in perspective could be helpful for public safety folks in the US. For example, one page discusses how camping – something many Americans are fond of – is one of the most popular ways to get people interested in emergency preparations.
We think this is an interesting website and worth at least 10 minutes of review. And we’ll keep an eye on it and highlight things we think are interesting and potentially useful.