MEMA launches Massachusetts Alerts app

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) launched an expanded smartphone app on Sept. 1 aimed at helping residents stay up-to-date with the latest information on disasters, public safety incidents and severe weather.
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Minnesota outlines preparedness measures created in response to Sept. 11 attacks

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

With the heightened concern about security following the attacks of 9/11, the state of Minnesota has incorporated improved safety methods to prepare for and respond to unexpected disaster, largely through the state Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division (HSEM).
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CDP training course prepares Native Americans for disaster response

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Native Americans from 12 tribes across six states joined together for the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) training course recently.
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NACCHO recognizes work of Medical Reserve Corps

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

According to a report by the Corporation for National and Community services, nearly one in four Americans volunteer their time each year – that’s 64.5 million volunteers for a total of 7.9 billion hours every year.
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New Jersey highlights disaster readiness during National Preparedness Month

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of National Preparedness Month in September, Governor Christie's administration in New Jersey is reminding citizens of how they can prepare for emergencies and disasters.
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Worker protections must be enhanced as a key component in Homeland Security

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 @ 4:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report released Sept. 10 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) says that the government must provide better training and updated safety guidelines for emergency personnel and rescue workers who respond to large-scale emergencies.
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ETC Simulation to provide ADMS training system for Jordan

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Environmental Tectonics Corporation's Simulation Division, known as ETC Simulation, has received a contract to provide the Jordan General Directorate of Civil Defense (GDCD) with an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS).
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Former student pleads guilty to ricin possession

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Georgetown University student Daniel Milzman, 19, pled guilty Sept. 15 to a charge of unregistered possession of a ricin.
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CDC releases fact sheet for 2014 Ebola outbreak

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Citing the 2014 Ebola outbreak as the largest in history, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a fact sheet on the disease outlining how the organization is responding to the crisis.
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U.N. Security Council to discuss Ebola crisis at emergency meeting

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations Security Council plans to hold an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the Ebola crisis that has spread through West Africa.
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Nimmich confirmed as FEMA deputy administrator

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Senate recently confirmed Joseph Nimmich as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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House Foreign Affairs Committee to examine challenges in the fight against Ebola

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Foreign Affairs Committee plans to hold a hearing on Sept. 17 from 10 a.m.
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Arizona organizations partner to improve disaster preparedness

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 @ 4:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) has partnered with the Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM) to promote disaster preparedness for the Whole Community, which encompasses individuals, families, businesses and governments.
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ASM praises Obama administration’s Ebola response

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 1:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

TThe American Society for Microbiology (ASM) applauded the Obama administration’s announcement on Tuesday that it was expanding Department of Defense capabilities, medical expertise and resources to respond more rapidly to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Begich welcomes FEMA privacy reforms

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

News that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has implemented reforms to increase transparency and protect the privacy of disaster survivors drew praise from Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) on Tuesday.
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Saskatchewan to hire assistant deputy minister for public safety

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Saskatchewan's Ministry of Government Relations is hiring an assistant deputy minister of public safety and corporate services.
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GAO finds inconsistencies hampering DHS vulnerability assessments

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can not currently integrate findings from vulnerability assessments of critical infrastructure conducted from 2011 to 2013, or to identify priorities, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday.
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Kentucky Emergency Management participates in preparedness event

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and State Cabinet personnel will participate in the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise Wednesday at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky.
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National EMS award recipients announced

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and EMS World announced the recipients of the 2014 National EMS Awards of Excellence on Tuesday.
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Kennesaw State seeking emergency management director

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014 @ 3:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kennesaw State University in Georgia is hiring a director for its Office of Emergency Management.
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