CU receives $14.6 million to assess mechanisms of biological, chemical agents

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Colorado at Boulder announced on Tuesday that it received a cooperative agreement worth up to $14.6 million to develop a system to determine how biological or chemical agents impact cells.
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Sanral employee arrested for white powder scare

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The South African Police Service announced on Thursday that it arrested an employee of the South African National Road Agency on charges related to acts of terrorism.
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Chemical School commandant selected for new assignment

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Army Chief of Staff recentl9+y announced that U.S. National Guard base Fort Leonard Wood and Fort Knox, Ky., will swap general officers.
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German High School hosts CBRN mentorship program

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soldiers and students from Kaiserslautern High School in Germany recently participated in a 21st Theater Sustainment Command mentorship program, run by the 7th Civil Support Command's Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear team.
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St. Louis implements digital emergency response technology

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of St. Louis recently announced it is putting new technologies in place to improve city-wide emergency response, including the digital CommandScope pre-plan technology.
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Safety Alert Apps teams up with BeSafe Technologies

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Safety Alert Apps, Inc., a Sun Valley, California-based developer of security alert apps, announced on Wednesday that it will form a strategic alliance with BeSafe Technologies, an emergency response system provider.
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Cedar County First Responders calls for new recruits

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cedar County First Response recently called for new emergency first responder personnel and asked that all persons interested contact Cedar County offices directly to apply.
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House considers Homeland Security Act amendment

Monday, Feb 3, 2014 @ 6:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. House of Representatives will consider on an amendment on Feb. 3 to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 meant to enhance U.S. medical preparedness, medical surge capacity and mass prophylaxis capabilities.
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Terrorism charges withdrawn against Sanral employee

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A South African court provisionally withdrew terrorism charges on Friday against an employee of the South African National Roads Agency after his arrest last week.
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CDC report finds New Hampshire prepared for emergency response

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent report indicates that New Hampshire is making major progress toward building and strengthening its public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities, the state's Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday.
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National Guard CERF-P Medical unit becomes independent

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pennsylvania National Guard said on Thursday that Lt. Col. Julie Carpenter conducted the first commander's call for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package Medical Unit at Fort Indiantown Gap.
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Alion awarded competitive counter WMD DTRA contract

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Alion Science and Technology announced on Friday that it received a contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to support efforts to counter weapons of mass destruction.
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Oklahoma gets high marks on CDC emergency readiness report

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Oklahoma operates at a high level of readiness to face down emergencies like terrorist attacks and natural disasters, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said on Thursday.
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BeSafe Technologies to provide emergency preparedness program in Europe

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BeSafe Technologies, Inc., a Barnstable, Massachusetts-based software company, announced on Friday that it signed a multi-year license agreement with a U.K. security consulting firm to implement its emergency preparedness program in Europe.
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CDC Director Frieden warns Lunar New Year in China may cause H7N9 pandemic

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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CDC hires Battelle to run CASPIR

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

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hired Battelle, a Columbus, Ohio-based research and security company, to run a Lawrenceville, Georgia-based biological specimen facility, the company announced on Monday.
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South Carolina first responders conduct emergency training

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Multiple federal, state and local agencies conducted an emergency training exercise on Saturday in Horry County, South Carolina.
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Nazi scientists may have tried to use mosquitoes as weapons

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

National Geographic said on Jan. 29 that recently recovered research suggests that Nazi scientists may have planned to release malaria-carrying mosquitoes from airplanes.
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ESU nursing department provides emergency response training

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

East Stroudsburg University Nursing Department hosted a training session on Thursday for patient triage, decontamination, treatment and transportation during CBRNE emergencies.
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White powder letters received during Super Bowl weekend found to be non-toxic

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Unknown white powder substances were reported on Friday in New Jersey near the town which hosted the Super Bowl and within a letter addressed to former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
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