Social media plays major role in emergency response

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Social media is leveraged by community and volunteer organizations to aid emergency response efforts and could be harnessed by local, state and federal agencies, the Department of Homeland Security said during a January conference.
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Terapio uses human protein to counter-measure radiation

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Terapio Corporation, located in Austin, Texas, is working to develop a radiation counter-measure for military, first responders and civilians from a naturally-occurring protein in the human body.
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Ontario EMAT hosts CBRN first responders training course

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ontario Medical Emergency Assistance Team recently announced that it will host a Technical CBRN Training for health professionals and first responders in March.
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Emergent BioSolutions officially acquires Cangene

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on Friday that it completed its acquisition of Cangene Corporation after meeting all closing conditions.
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FEMA seeks adult education training specialist

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for a training specialist with experience in developing and delivering adult education through computer-based training, according to a job listing posted on Wednesday on usajobs.gov.
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PositiveID creates lab in a box for BioWatch program

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID recently created a laboratory in a box for the Department of Homeland Security's BioWatch program, according to an article in the March issue of National Defense.
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Fort Leonard Wood schools earn accreditation from U.S. Army

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Fort Leonard Wood Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and its organizations passed a mandatory on-site and remote evaluation, and renewed its accreditation by the Department of the Army on Feb. 10.
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HHS announces winners of durable medical equipment idea challenge

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recently crowned the winners of its idea challenge to support persons that rely on durable medical equipment.
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Maryland National Guard regiments team up for hazmat training

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maryland National Guard's 231st Chemical Company and 175th Civil Engineering Fire and Emergency Services Flight recently conducted their first-ever joint hazmat training exercise, the Guard said on Thursday.
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Smiths Detection receives bio-protective shelter order from U.S. Army

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Tuesday that it received a $42 million follow-on production order from the U.S. Army for its mobile medical shelters that protect against biological and chemical threats.
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Upper Saddle River looks to add Community Emergency Response Team

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, community recently lobbied its City Council to establish a Community Emergency Response Team to oversee and improve preparedness and emergency response.
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U.S. and Thailand successfully complete collaborative counter WMD training exercise

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Service members from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Royal Thai Air Force and Royal Thai Navy collaborated on counter weapons of mass destruction training on Sunday during Exercise Cobra Gold 2014.
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New York City DOHMH seeks PECO planner

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response is seeking a post-emergency canvassing operations planner, according to a job listing posted on Thursday.
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Garland seeks senior emergency management specialist

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of Garland, Texas, is seeking a senior emergency management specialist, according to a job listing posted on Thursday.
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Bio-surveillance panel addresses aspects of disease awareness

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

National experts on bio-surveillance and disease awareness gathered on Feb. 17 for the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting in Chicago to learn about biological, physical and information sciences.
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First responder software Chemical Companion receives update to support mobile devices

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The developers of the Chemical Companion Decision Support System first responder software recently released an update that can be installed on mobile devices.
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DoD chooses Bavarian Nordic to develop bioterror vaccines

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bavarian Nordic announced on Friday that its modified vaccinia ankara vaccine platform technology, also known as MVA-BN, was selected by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a vaccine against two biological threats.
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Lugar and Nunn to discuss WMD threats during webcast

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former senators Richard Lugar and Sam Nunn will discuss current and future global security issues on Tuesday during a live webcast at the University of Indianapolis, the school said on Thursday.
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DTRA awards three contracts for botulinum neurotoxin research

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Botulinum toxin
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Alabama runs CBRN incident training to evaluate efficiency

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergency responders in Alabama had the opportunity to run an emergency response plan on Thursday when a simulated CBRN substance exploded in a highly populated area as part of a training course.
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