The Local Response Guide is a free resource that has helped home crafters, makers, fabricators, makerspaces, fab labs, and other groups around the world stand up and improve their local emergency manufacturing responses.


Local Emergency Organizing
OSMS Culture & Approach

What to Consider

Designs & Regulations for Makers in Emergencies

Building Your Team

Finding or Creating Local Response Groups

Outreach Guidance

Finding Needs and Building Relationships

Community Management

Local, regional and national maker mobilization

Funding & Sustainability

Business models to sustain emergency response

Telling Your Story

Collecting evidence for politicians and journalists

Further Resources

Links to citations, inspiration, and tools.