Sandia Labs vice president speaks on mitigating bioterror threats

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories, an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based research facility operated by Sandia Corporation, must continue to work at all times to counteract biological, chemical and radiological threats, a lab official said on Friday.
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CBRN experts respond to white powder scare at London borough civic center

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CBRN experts from the Enfield Metropolitan Police Service went to Enfield Town Civic Centre on Friday after a council worker opened an envelope containing suspicious white powder.
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Fort Bend County celebrates graduation of emergency response volunteers

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Fort Bend County Community Emergency Response Team recently celebrated after successfully completing a simulation training exercise to practice its emergency response skills in a real-life situation.
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Muslim volunteers graduate emergency response program in New Jersey

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 150 young adults from three mosques in Bergen County, New Jersey, graduated on Saturday from an emergency response program as part of an effort to recruit members of faith-based organizations for volunteer efforts.
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Texas county trains hard of hearing on emergency preparedness

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Harris County Citizens Corps, a group based out of Harris County, Texas, recently trained members of the deaf and hard of hearing community on the skills necessary during an emergency response.
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FEMA seeks lead emergency management specialist

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently looking for a lead emergency management specialist in Philadelphia, according to a job posting on usajobs.com.
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NYCHA seeks new director of emergency preparedness

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York City Housing Authority is seeking a new director of emergency preparedness to oversee the city's emergency preparedness plans for housing residents.
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FEMA seeks NAC applicants

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced on Tuesday that it is requesting individuals interested in serving on the National Advisory Council to apply for appointment.
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DTRA extends proposal due date for CBRNE defense vendors

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency announced the extension on Tuesday of the proposal due date for entities interested in applying to be vendors for an industry day on defending against terrorist attacks.
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Tuscarawas County looks for deputy director for Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Tuscarawas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency is currently looking for a full-time deputy director, according to a job posting by the International Association of Emergency Managers.
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Galt-Elk Grove community launches CERT courses

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Galt-Elk Grove Community Emergency Response Team recently announced that it will be holding basic CERT classes in March to prepare Galt and Elk Grove community members for emergencies.
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Software program optimizes decisions during deadly pandemics

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A systems engineering professor at Georgia Tech University recently presented a new software program that can improve decision making during emergency scenarios like a deadly pandemic.
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ASIS security conference set for March 13-14

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ASIS International, a global community of security practitioners, recently announced that it would hold its 24th New York City Security Conference & Expo on March 13-14 in New York.
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King County seeks public health preparedness manager

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public Health - Seattle & King County is currently looking for a public health preparedness manager in Seattle, according to the International Association of Emergency Managers jobs board.
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Everett Fire Department offers CERT classes

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Everett Fire Department in Washington announced Monday that it will be offering a Community Emergency Response Team class in the spring to help empower Everett community members to respond effectively during an emergency.
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CDC, Emory Universitycollaborate on emergency preparedness

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is teaming up with a group at Emory University in Atlanta to conduct emergency preparedness exercises, the CDC said on Tuesday.
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FEMA seeks program specialist

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for a program specialist in Atlanta, according to a job posting posted on Wednesday on usajobs.com.
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Bahamas minister of national security expresses concern about biological attacks

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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UNODA launches BWC workshop in Nepal

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs recently launched a national workshop on compliance to the Biological Weapons Convention with the government of Nepal to promote international adherence to the BWC.
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FEMA seeks youth leaders for preparedness council

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for youth leaders who want to help their communities to be more involved in emergency response, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
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