Below is a list of resources for victims and survivors of aviation tragedies, as well as resources for those who want to learn more.
The National Air Disaster Alliance/Foundation (NADA/F) was founded by air crash survivors and victims’ family members in 1995, to raise the standard of Safety, Security and Survivability for aviation passengers, and to Support victims’ families. They address the short-term and long-range challenges to promote the highest levels of aviation safety and security so that others are not harmed.
ACCESS (AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services) is a national non-political, non-profit, tax-exempt (501c3) organization established to aid and facilitate the grieving process of people who have been affected by or involved in an air crash.
In the Wake of the Storm is one of the most comprehensive books on a victim’s experience that our team has read. The recently released expanded eBook edition is an immersive experience that, through archival and multimedia content, invites readers to relive the crash of American Eagle Flight 4184 and how it impacted the families of those lost, including author Terri Severin, who lost her sister and her nephew. The Crash of AE 4184 was an event that shattered lives and shook the entire aviation industry, but led to the start of the NADA/F and the Family Assistance Act of 1996. This true story of love, loss, resilience, and recovery stirs every emotion. eBook editions of the book can be found on Kindle and itunes.
Human Factors Investigation and Education brings years of professional experience across several domains with the ability to support an organization’s human factors needs. Whether one seeks expertise in aviation systems, healthcare, or EMS/fireground operations, this organization can assist you with all of your investigation and education needs. They are uniquely positioned in that they have front-line operator experience in all of these domains coupled with the academic background necessary to support your group. They can help you to operate safely by protecting you, your employees and your entire organization with their proactive, individually tailored human factors solutions.
AVIEM is a global leader in providing emergency planning & consulting services to organizations that want to develop world-class disaster response programs. Aviem provides critical disaster support services including: Emergency Call Center Services, On-Site Disaster Management, Logistical Support and Family Assistance.
The Family Assistance Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation established for the purpose of empowering people following tragedy. Their mission is to support and improve business and industry responses to emergencies and disasters. The Foundation takes a unique, research-based approach to helping organizations successfully meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as customers, employees, their families or the public at large. The Foundation and its proven partners can coordinate and mobilize appropriate resources for the acute phase of a response and beyond.