Reducing the Impact of Disasters Through Education
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About Response Notes


What RN is and is not 

Response Notes is EDEN's system for helping our Extension family "touch base" or "phone home" when disaster strikes. It's a quick-capture form you can use to let EDEN (and our USDA liaisons) know whether you've been affected, to ask for help "from the family", and to share news about what you're doing to recover or to help your constituents or neighboring states recover. There's even a place to jot down notes - especially observations of the positive impacts you won't want to forget when it comes time to report within your institution's impact system.

Response Notes is NOT a substitute for the response reporting you would do as part of the local emergency response team. The nature of your Extension "response" to a disaster may not be something you'd consider an offical "response" activity. But, if you're part of that official response effort, you may find yourself copying some of this information into that system (or vice versa). It is not the way to request assistance from your state or local emergency manager or a federal agency that is engaged in response to the disaster. However, one of your EDEN colleagues, knowing you have a need and having had a similar experience, may be able to help or guide you to the best channels for getting where you're trying to go.


Who submits what, when 

  • Only EDEN delegates can submit information using this form; user login is required. 
  • Each submission will capture and retain the identity of the person whose UserID was used to submit it.
  • Each submission will carry a date/time stamp.
  • Each submission adds to what was reported previously. Don’t repeat something you’ve already sent in (unless it’s a request for assistance and you haven’t been contacted yet).
  • Taking time to select “Related Topic” and “Event Name”, will be very helpful in allowing us to can aggregate the statements. 

You can submit notes (the form) as often as you like, and don’t be too concerned with spelling, grammar, polish or lingo.  What comes in through this form will be managed, massaged and redistributed by the Point of Contact for the institution or the person who sent in the “report”.

If you would like to submit information to this system and are NOT an EDEN delegate, please contact one of your institution’s delegates. To find you institution's delegates, select your state in the “State Information” drop box at the top of this page.

You may also submit reports by email, using the information on the Response Notes home page as a guide.


Last Updated:3/13/2011 4:44 PM

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