OPCW holds emergency responce exercise in Kazakhstan

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015 @ 7:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Thursday it has partnered with the technical secretariat of the Kazakhstan government to host an international emergency response exercise session.
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NATO details CBRN Defense Task Force

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) released a report on Thursday detailing the Combined Joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Defense Task Force.
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Myanmar official a part of OPCW

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 @ 8:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Myanmar officially became a member of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Friday after the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) entered into effect.
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California public health department investigates plague case

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 @ 9:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on Thursday that they are investigating a case of the plague.
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Military, civilian personnel take part in Pathfinder-Minuteman Exercise

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 @ 9:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Army Air National Guard and civilian first response personnel took part in a joint disaster exercise at Camp Rilea in Oregon on Wednesday.
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Calgary seeks emergency operations manager

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015 @ 10:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Calgary Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) announced in a job posting on Thursday that they have an opening for a manager of emergency operations.
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Pentagon Force Protection Agency seeks emergency preparedness coordinator

Monday, Aug 10, 2015 @ 7:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Department's Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA) posted an opening for an emergency preparedness coordinator on Aug. 3.
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SIBA extends veteran benefits to first responders

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 9:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Business and Arts (SIBA) announced on Monday that they will begin to offer the institutions veteran benefits both to first responders and their dependents.
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Syria's Khoja welcomes prosecution efforts relating to chemical attacks

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 10:14am by BioPrepWatch Reports

National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (NCSROF) President Khaled Khoja issued a statement on Saturday that endorses attempts to bring chemical attack perpetrators to justice.
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PositiveID to present at 2015 military health symposium

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 10:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corp. announced on Monday that they have been selected to present information on their Firefly Dx device at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, which is to take place Aug. 17 to 20.
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IHS shows increase to private investment for biological countermeasures

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 10:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report from IHS Inc. indicates that privately held companies are increasing their investments into the developments of countermeasures against biological weapons, the group announced on Monday.
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Anthrax cases confirmed in China's Shaanxi province

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials from the Chinese Health and Family Planning Commission of the Shaanxi province announced on Tuesday that 19 people have contracted anthrax.
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University at Buffalo seeks senior emergency planning coordinator

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University at Buffalo released a job opening Tuesday seeking a senior emergency planning coordinator.
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AIRSENSE Analytics showcases GDA-P at Interschutz 2015

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 3:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

AIRSENSE Analytics showcased their Gas Detector Array – Personal (GDA-P) chemical detection device at this year's INTERSCHUTZ international trade show in Hanover, Germany in June.
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LTE poised to become communication standard of first responders

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Long-Term Evaluation (LTE) communication standard is well on the road to being the main communication protocol for emergency services and first responders.
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Prepared Response names sales veteran as vice president

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015 @ 7:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Prepared Response, Inc. announced Tuesday that sales veteran Gus Derezes has been selected to be the company's new vice president of sales.
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Bill would provide anthrax vaccines to first responders

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 @ 11:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sens. Cory Booker (D–NJ), Kelley Ayotte (R–NH) and Chris Coons (D–DE) have introduced a bill that could help protect first responders while reducing the waste of public health resources.
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Cubic Corp. names special operations medical director

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 @ 12:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

James Sanchez bring 28 years of military service to company's global defense subsidiary.
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Firefly Dx successful in detecting MRSA

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Firefly Dx polymerase chain reaction (PCR) device was able to identify samples of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) within a 20-minute timeframe during testing, the company announced Wednesday.
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General Dynamics-IT seeks emergency management planning lead

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015 @ 3:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

General Dynamics Information Technology has an opening for an emergency management and continuity of operations planning exercise program lead specialist, it announced in a job posting Tuesday.
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