EPA releases results of BOTE decontamination study

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released on Wednesday the results of the Bio-Response Operational Testing and Evaluation project, a multi-year project to evaluate the most effective biological decontaminants.
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State audit finds Oregon's disaster recovery plan lacking

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A state audit determined that Oregon might not be completely prepared to recover from a major disaster because of organizational problems and insufficient planning, the Oregon Secretary of State's office said on Monday.
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Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 completes CBRN field exercise

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Marine Wing Support Squadron 272 completed a six-day field exercise on Monday aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River to test the efficiency of the squadron's mission essential task list.
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Drakontas announces initiative to keep schools safe during safety emergencies

Friday, Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Drakontas LLC announced on Wednesday that it rolled out its Safe School Initiative, which provides free user licenses of its DragonForce application to schools to help increase emergency response preparedness.
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Kadlec says biological attack is uncertain, imminent reality

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Robert Kadlec
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U.S. Army issues solicitation for JBTDS

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army issued a solicitation on Tuesday for the development of a portable, low cost system meant to detect biological pathogens and toxins in a tactical environment.
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Demopolis Fire Department receives hazmat training from National Guard

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Demopolis Fire Department received hazmat training on Wednesday from the National Guard 46th Civil Support Team from Montgomery, which specializes in weapons of mass destruction and biological and chemical threats.
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Aeolus produces first batch of AEOL 10150 under BARDA contract

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Aeolus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced that it produced its first batch of AEOL 10150 under its advanced research and development contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.
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Kansas preparedness group trains at CDP

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The South Central Kansas Regional Hospital Preparedness Group recently attended disaster training at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness, according to the CDP.
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Air National Guard says it is prepared for any mission

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Air National Guard is an experienced and ready force prepared for both state and federal missions, according to a recent statement from the Air Guard's director.
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Nations commit to accelerating progress against infectious disease

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Thursday that the U.S. joined more than 26 countries and organizations to accelerate progress toward eradicating infectious disease and commit to the goals of the Global Health Security Agenda.
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FEMA EMI to host training courses on hazard and threat emergency response

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institution recently announced that it will conduct training courses to improve emergency response skills.
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Soligenix receives $300,000 grant to develop melioidosis treatment

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., a Princeton, New Jersey-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced on Friday that it received a $300,000 grant to support further evaluation of a drug candidate to treat melioidosis.
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Maryland first responders conduct emergency preparedness training

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

First responders in St. Mary's County, Maryland, will team up this week with security forces at Patuxent River Naval Air Station to train for unpredictable, deadly threats like terrorist attacks.
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Webster named to Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management announced on Thursday that Kerry Webster joined the Mitigation and Recovery team as a mitigation specialist.
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Public Health - Seattle & King County seeks public health preparedness manager

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public Health - Seattle & King County seeks a public health preparedness manager to protect King County through the development and implementation of disaster response missions in the event of an emergency.
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Newport Beach Fire Department takes applications for emergency response classes

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Newport Beach, California-based Newport Beach Fire Department announced on Thursday that it is accepting applications for its spring round of community emergency response team classes.
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Wisconsin students learn emergency preparedness in schools

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The office of Wisconsin Emergency Management said on Friday that students from Prairie View Elementary School received disaster and emergency response training at school.
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U.S. Air Force purchases Argon's PlumeSIM CBRN training system

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air Force's Civil Engineer Center recently announced that it ordered Argon Electronics' new PlumeSIM CBRN field exercise training system to improve CBRN training at its Silver Flag Exercise Site in Tyndall A.F. Base, Florida.
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Researchers learn more about tularemia structures

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Francisella tularensis
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