FirstReceivers.ca is an open, free, virtual community for health care professionals who will receive disaster victims. It was established with support from the Canadian federal government.
Membership is open to all. It has no national or professional boundaries other than members being dedicated to improving health care delivery in a disaster. FirstReceivers allows members to share resources, start discussion threads, provide/receive teaching sessions and find/network with likeminded individuals. The community is divided into subgroups of interest such as Emergency Physicians, EMS, Mass Gathering, Public Health, etc. Members define their profile and as a result get mailing and resources tailored to them.