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The following may provide you with additional information about the subjects and issues described below.

Federal & State Disaster and Preparedness

Idaho Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
Idaho Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (IDAVOAD) is the Idaho State Chapter of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). IDAVOAD coordinates planning by the many voluntary agencies responding to a disaster so they provide more effective service with less duplication when a disaster strikes.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's website designed to educate the public, on a continuing basis, about how to be prepared in case of a national emergency--including a possible terrorist attack.

Forest & Fire Information

Healthy Forests Website
This is the official U.S. Healthy Forests website.

Smokey Bear
Smokey Bear's website warns of the dangers of wildfires, and has tips on how to prevent them.

Tourist Information

The White House for Kids 
This is a fully interactive website designed for kids. Topics include history and fun facts about the First Family. There are surveys and games for children to learn about the President, the Vice President and their families and includes a special section on the Declaration of Independence.

The National Archives 
This website is the gateway for online exploration of our National Archives. You can view detailed photos of the items on display at the Archives including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

The Smithsonian American History Museum 
This page is one of the pages in the American History Museum website. It offers an extensive look at the Star Spangled Banner Exhibit on display in the museum.

The Library of Congress 
This page offers visitors a brief capsule of what has happened in history on July 4th. is the Internet portal for all government websites, arranged by topic. It offers visitors a comprehensive and efficient way to access government information from all agencies. This page provides a variety of information about the 4th of July.


Library of Congress Veterans History Project
The Veterans History Project relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of wartime service. Stories can be told through correspondence, personal narrative, and visual materials. Their primary focus is on first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from the following 20th Century wars: World War I (1914-1920) World War II (1939-1946) Korean War (1950-1955) Vietnam War (1961-1975) Persian Gulf War (1990-1995) and Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present). In addition, those U.S. citizen civilians who were actively involved in supporting war efforts (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors, medical volunteers, etc.) are also invited to share their valuable stories.

Voter Registration Information

Can I Vote?
This website gives you step-by-step information on voting, registration and other information important when you exercise this constitutional right.