U.S. donates $5 million to Puerto Rico for Zika defense

Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 @ 7:42am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving $5 million to 20 health centers in Puerto Rico to fight the spread of Zika virus.
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House oversight subcommittee reports on safety of bioresearch labs

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations has released a report on its investigation of allegations that a bioresearch lab in Maryland mishandled vials of smallpox.
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NGFR Apex Program aims to better train, equip first responders

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first responders of the future should be protected, aware faster, more efficient and connected, according to the vision provided by the Next Generation First Responder Apex Program.
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NGFR promotes new first responder technologies for 2016

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 @ 1:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Next Generation First Responder Apex program is currently preparing for changes in its response program for the 2016 year, and possibly through 2020.
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Center for Domestic Preparedness welcomes LSCC students to incident response course

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama, hosted students from Lawson State Community College (LSCC) for the first time on March 23.
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FEMA's Homeland Security details open positions

Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Multiple new jobs have been announced by the Department of Homeland Security of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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WHO calls Emergency Committee meeting to revisit Zika virus discussion

Friday, Mar 11, 2016 @ 6:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO recently brought together the Emergency Committee to discuss International Health Regulations surrounding the Zika virus, in addition to neurological conditions and neonatal malformations.
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FEMA seeking emergency management specialist in Denton, Texas

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:07am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently hiring for the position of emergency management specialist.
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Subcommittee on Oversight meets, discusses ways to curb Zika spread

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 7:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on March 2 to examine the United States’ response to the Zika virus.
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FEMA hiring supervisory management specialist

Sunday, Feb 28, 2016 @ 11:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is hiring a supervisory emergency management specialist.
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EPA to review, improve Risk Management Program

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking to change its Risk Management Program (RMP), which includes regulations regarding chemical process safety.
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WHO director-general visits Brazil to discuss Zika outbreak

Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking to expand its response to the Zika virus in Latin America.
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WHO, PAHO directors convene in Brazil to discuss Zika response

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Directors of the World Health Organization and Pan American Health Organization are in Brazil meeting with government and health care officials to discuss the Zika virus and the response it requires.
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CDP adds role players to increase realistic nature of exercises

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 @ 1:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDP’s Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) program is adding realistic elements to its courses by including role players in the exercises.
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Oversight subcommittee encourages preparing for threats, not reacting

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 @ 9:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is focused on ensuring the U.S. can handle any attack, outbreak or accident.
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GenArraytion develops first test to identify Zika virus

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GenArraytion Inc. has created the first test capable of identifying the Zika virus and other mosquito-caused illnesses.
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Chicago tests use of first responders' broadband networks

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 6:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate recently released the findings from its Chicago Long-Term Evolution pilot program that was tested on first responders.
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Gavi teams up with MSD to battle Ebola

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Gavi and Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have joined forces to battle Ebola.
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Biotechnology Industry Organization changes name

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biotechnology Industry Organization recently changed its name to Biotechnology Innovation Organization to better reflect its members’ work in scientific, agricultural and environmental products and initiatives.
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FEMA announces open emergency management specialist positions in Massachusetts

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 @ 6:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

FEMA is seeking emergency management specialists to work temporarily with the Department of Homeland Security in Massachusetts.
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