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RSS Feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines. Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from many news sources.

Available Feeds

National Community Preparedness News Feed

This RSS feed provides users with the latest Community Preparedness news and events from various departments of the Federal Government and our National Citizen Corps Partners and Affiliates. The goal of this feed is to provide users with one National-level feed to receive up-to-date information on individual and community preparedness issues, events, and best practices.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RSS?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It is a standard format used to share content on the Internet. Many websites provide RSS "feeds" that describe their latest news and updates.

How can I use RSS?

You can use RSS to review updates from your favorite websites without having to visit each site. Using an RSS reader, you subscribe to the feed from a website, then scan headlines to find articles of interest. If you find an article you like, click the headline to read the complete article.You always have the latest headlines because your RSS reader periodically retrieves the RSS feeds. You can also use news feeds directly on your website. (See "Can I use News Feeds on my Web site?" below.)

Where can I get an RSS reader?

You can use an online RSS reader, which works from any web browser, or you can download software that runs on your computer. Some RSS readers are free, and some are available for a fee.

What are the terms of use?

Citizen Corps RSS feeds are provided free of charge for commercial/non-commercial use by individuals and organizations.

Can I Citizen Corps RSS Feeds on my Web site?

Yes, headlines and stories provided by Citizen Corps may be displayed on your Web site using RSS. Your own technical staff is your resource for implementation.