BIO appoints new senior vice president of science policy

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biotechnology Industry Organization announced on Thursday that Kay Holcombe will join the trade organization's staff as the new senior vice president of science policy in April.
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New Hampshire hospitals prepare for disasters at CDP

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 50 healthcare professionals from hospitals in New Hampshire recently took a week of their time to train for disasters and other catastrophic events at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness.
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Miami-Dade works with faith-based organizations on emergency preparedness program

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Miami-Dade County and the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security provided an update on March 24 regarding the Building Resilience with Diverse Communities project.
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Topeka hospice center threat possibly directed at Fred Phelps

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax Powder
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Emergency management specialist sought by UC Riverside

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of California at Riverside is seeking an emergency management specialist in Riverside, California, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on iaem.com.
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Capstone 2014 national exercise begins

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners began the Capstone 2014 national exercise on Thursday to test, assess and improve U.S. preparedness and resilience from catastrophic disasters.
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Bioterrorism workshop presenters call for greater safety measures

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Quaid-i-Azam University Department of Biotechnology and the School of Politics and International Relations held a workshop on March 26 that explored concerns in biotechnology.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness hosts member from U.K. counterpart

Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness recently hosted Colin Pinnington of the United Kingdom's National Ambulance Resilience Unit, which provides continued education and shares best practices with the U.K.'s Hazardous Area Response Teams.
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Emergency planning manager sought by Vancouver OEM

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Vancouver's Office of Emergency Management is seeking an emergency planning manager in Vancouver, British Columbia, according to a hiring notice posted on Saturday on iaem.com.
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Netherlands revamps biosecurity rules

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Netherlands is overhauling its biological regulatory rules after Dutch scientists modified an avian influenza virus to be more contagious as part of a study.
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Texas Department of Public Safety seeks planner for Division of Emergency Management

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Texas Department of Public Safety is hiring a planner to work in the Division of Emergency Management in Austin, according to a job posting on its website.
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EMS workers discuss legislation with Congress on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians hosted the fifth annual EMS on the Hill Day on March 25-26 in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of congress to discuss EMS-focused legislation.
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ICI signs agreement with ICCSS

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International CBRNE Institute announced on Monday that it signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security.
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Arkansas Tech to host 2nd annual preparedness conference

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Arkansas Tech University's Department of Emergency Management recently announced that it will host the second annual Conference on Preparedness and Recovery on April 9.
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Second annual Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium to educate responders

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The second annual Preparedness, Emergency Response and Recovery Consortium and Exposition will be held April 13-16.
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Partners in Emergency Preparedness solicits presentation submissions for annual conference

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Partners in Emergency Preparedness will hold its annual conference on April 22-24 in Tacoma, Wash., and is soliciting presentations in support of successful emergency preparedness activities.
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GAO issues report on MCM study

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Government Accountability Office recently released a report on its study into flexible manufacturing initiatives funded by the Department of Health and Human Services to develop medical countermeasures.
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Immunovaccine, Pfenex report positive results from anthrax vaccine studies

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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NAEMT awards Rep. Joe Heck for support of EMS

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians announced on Tuesday that it presented Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) with the inaugural Field EMS Bill Legislator of the Year award.
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Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Lurie responds to Newsweek article

Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Nicole Lurie
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