New Jersey Office of Emergency Management opens mitigation plan for public review

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

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management recently announced that it will open its Draft 2014 State of New Jersey Hazard Mitigation Plan to allow the public to review the plan and comment before submission.
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Nevada Division of Emergency Management receives accreditation from EMAP

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

The Nevada Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security announced on Tuesday that it achieved full accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program.
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Dallas ISD seeks emergency management specialist

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Dallas Independent School District recently announced that it is seeking an emergency management specialist to oversee the district's emergency preparedness, planning, response and implementation strategies.
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ClinicalRM receives BARDA contract to support MCM studies

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Clinical Research Management, Inc., a contract research organization, announced on Wednesday that it was awarded a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to support clinical studies for medical countermeasures.
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Ohio BWC awards grant to aid Sandusky County first responders

Monday, Mar 17, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation announced on Thursday that it awarded a $40,000 grant to the Sandusky County Emergency Medical Services agency to support area first responders.
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Flathead County, Mont., to hold disaster preparedness course

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

The Flathead County, Mont., Sheriff's Office recently said that it will join with volunteer fire departments to hold emergency response courses to prepare residents for man-made and natural disasters.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif., to hold CERT course for Ventura County residents

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

The Thousand Oaks Community Emergency Response Team Program of California recently announced that it will offer disaster relief and emergency response classes to all Ventura County residents 18 years of age and older.
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House introduces bill to honor first responders with holiday

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

The U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a bill that would designate a federal holiday to be known as "National First Responders Day" to honor America's first responders.
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Illinois first responders conduct training exercise

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

The Illinois National Guard conducted an active shooter exercise on Wednesday to strengthen communication and cooperation between first responder agencies during future emergency scenarios.
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JUPITR biosurveillance program protects South Korea

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

The Joint United States Forces Korea Portal and Integrated Threat Recognition program provides biological detection capabilities and is having a large impact on the Korean Peninsula.
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2014 GovSec Expo set to kick off May 12

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

The 2014 Government Security Conference and Expo, which will feature the law enforcement conference TREXPO and be held with the CPM East at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, will begin May 12.
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FEMA seeks geospatial analyst

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking an emergency management specialist with expertise in geospatial analysis in Washington, according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on usajobs.gov.
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U.S. may be falling short on MCM development

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers recently said the U.S. is failing in its preparedness to respond to a biological attack, particularly in the area of developing and distributing medical countermeasures, according to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.
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Next meeting of National Advisory Council announced

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said on Thursday that the next public meeting of the National Advisory Council will be held on March 19 at the Region III office in Pennsylvania.
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CDP names Rick Searcy 2013 Instructor of the Year

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

Rick Searcy of the Center for Domestic Preparedness was recently named its 2013 Instructor of the Year for his diverse knowledge and ability to connect with students.
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FEMA seeks supervisory mitigation program specialist

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

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is seeking a supervisory mitigation program specialist in Chicago, according to a hiring notice recently posted on usajobs.gov.
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HHS establishes new clinical studies network

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

The Department of Health and Human Services recently announced that it established a network of five clinical research organizations to design and conduct clinical trials to develop medical countermeasures.
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Pharmaceutical Product Development chosen by BARDA to study medical countermeasures

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

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC, announced on Friday that it was chosen by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to be included in the Medical Countermeasure Clinical Studies Network.
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Mount Sinai scientists gain insight into Marburg infection

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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New Jersey county conducts preparedness drill

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety's Public Health Services Division recently conducted an emergency preparedness drill to test the department's ability to distribute medication during an emergency.
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