Special Opportunity - Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EPDR)
In times of crisis - whether from human acts of terror intent on mass destruction, or natural disasters leaving sweeping devastation in the aftermath - civilian population, daily activity, and vital services may be disrupted suddenly and dangerously. In these vulnerable moments, there is tremendous need for ones from among the civilian population to already be equipped and trained in Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EPDR) to take the lead in an Emergency Task Force to help maintain continuity of crucial civilian operations.
History has shown, in times of emergency, a civilian response provides an invaluable and life-saving companion to state and government emergency response, as the latter must be mobilized and deployed, while the former is already present everywhere with immediate opportunity to rise and react. The effectiveness and impact of such an immediate civilian response can be dramatically increased with strategic training and preparation, driving the necessity of providing this opportunity for times when saving life, preserving property, or ensuring critical services may require urgent and decisive action.
The Initiative - Establishing an EPDR Center in Israel
With this vital and timely need, the Alabama-Israel Task Force (AITF) is launching an initiative to establish an Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EPDR) Center in Israel with the Israel Leadership Institute (ILI) for the training of emerging young Israeli leaders in different aspects and tools required in emergency preparedness and disaster response. At a later stage, the center will also provide opportunity for leaders from Alabama to be trained with their Israeli colleagues. The center is a gift from the people of Alabama to Israel, while both states will benefit from its vital work. It will help Israel confront some of its most complicated challenges in a time when crucially needed, and also provide unique opportunity for cross-leadership training and development in a field of great interest to both states.
The Partnership - Additional Details
Israel Leadership Institute (ILI) - Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Center
ILI EPDR Center (PDF) • Israel Leadership Institute (ILI)
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Initiative
Alabama-Israel EPDR Inititaitve (PDF)
Donations and Support - Alabama-Israel Emergency Preparedness Disaster Response
AITF - ILI EPDR Center:
If you would like to support the Alabama-Israel Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response (EPDR) Center in Israel with the ILI in Sderot, you can make a secure tax-deductible donation on-line by clicking button below. Checks may be made payable to "Israel Leadership Institute North America" (with "EPDR Center" in memo) and mailed to: Israel Leadership Institute North America • 190 Stanbery Avenue • Columbus, Ohio 43209. The Israel Leadership Institute North America is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.