The University of Washington Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the WA Department of Health, received an award from the National Library of Medicine to develop a mobile app* and website tailored specifically to the needs of Washington State-based emergency responders: Response and Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington). The goal of this project was to help first responders access disaster information resources from the NLM and situational information on a mobile device – ready to go when they are. The spectrum of resources is inclusive enough to support responders at all levels, from citizen to practitioner, but is aimed at ERAS first responders in Washington. Responders can have peace of mind that the selected content is freely available and produced by well-respected organizations such as the Washington State Department of Health, the National Library of Medicine, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* The RRAIN App was sunsetted in December 2021. The website will continue to be updated.

For additional information contact Tania Bardyn, Associate Dean & Director, UW Health Sciences Library at or Adam Garrett, Project Manager, at

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