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. This edition is a summary of guidance and research as of August 20, 2020.


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.