Johns Hopkins develops emergency preparedness apps

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University developed three new software programs meant to help hospitals model and prepare for natural and man-made emergencies, the university said on Friday.
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U.S., South Korea plan germ attack monitoring system

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. and South Korea are planning to establish a real-time monitoring system to counter potential terrorist and biological warfare attacks, South Korea's defense ministry said on Monday.
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FEMA seeks program specialist in Chicago

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for a program specialist in Chicago, according to recent a job posting.
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Washington County, Tenn., to hold CERT program in March

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Washington County, Tenn., Sheriff Ed Graybeal recently announced that the region will be hold a Community Emergency Response Team course in early March to empower the community through emergency response training.
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DoD, HHS sign agreement on mitigating biothreats

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Components of the U.S. Departments of Defense and Health & Human Services signed an agreement on Friday to synchronize current programs and future efforts meant to mitigate biological attacks or incidents.
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JPM-MCS starts human clinical trial for Ebola therapeutic

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Experts say synthetic biology makes bioterrorism more accessible

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biodefense and counter-terrorism experts Patrick Rose and Adam Bernier said on Monday that advancements in synthetic biology could give more options to organizations that want to develop and pursue biological weapons.
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Summit, N.J., to hold CERT course this March

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Summit, N.J., Office of Emergency Management Police and Fire Departments recently announced that the departments will jointly host a Community Emergency Response Team course from March through April.
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Smiths Detection contracted to supply chemical detection technology

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced on Monday that it received a contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection to supply customs with miniaturized technology to help identify suspicious substances.
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FEMA extends deadline for Youth Preparedness Council applications

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced it would extend the deadline for applications for its Youth Preparedness Council to Monday.
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West Virginia homeland security names Terrance Lively as new public information officer

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management recently appointed Terrance "T.D." Lively its new public information officer.
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JPEO-CBD calls for development of novel decontamination technology

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Joint Project Manager of Protection of the Joint Program Executive Office of Chemical and Biological Defense announced on Sunday that it is seeking the development of tools to aid decontamination of military equipment.
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Iowa CERT program graduates 17 trainees

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The state of Iowa's Woodbury County Disaster and Emergency Services agency honored 17 graduates on Tuesday from the county's Community Emergency Response Team training program.
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Arkansas DEM seeks emergency planner

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is seeking an emergency planner for the Operations Branch of its Disaster Management Division, according to a solicitation posted on Monday on ark.org.
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Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to hold annual preparedness conference

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will hold its mid-year emergency preparedness and disaster relief conference on March 4-5 at the Doubletree in Little Rock.
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Michigan to host 2014 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Exposition

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Michigan Department of Community Health's Office of Public Health Preparedness recently announced that it will host the 2014 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Expo on May 13-14.
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American Red Cross seeks disaster program manager

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The American Red Cross is seeking a disaster program manager for its office in Flagstaff, Arizona, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday.
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MIEMSS seeks logistics coordinator for Prince Georges County

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems is looking for a logistics coordinator for the Prince George's County Emergency Response System, according to a hiring notice posted on Tuesday.
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UIUC first to receive Ready to Respond Campus designation from IEMA

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency announced on Feb. 20 that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the first university to receive the the agency's Ready to Respond Campus designation.
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CDP recognizes Indirect Authorized Trainers for extraordinary achievements

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness' Indirect Authorized Trainer Program recently recognized 24 Authorized Trainers for their commitment to train citizens on emergency preparedness and response in their home jurisdictions.
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