Latin American and Caribbean nations conference on chemical emergency response plans

Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 2:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Fourth Advanced Regional Assistance and Protection Course on Chemical Emergency Response for States Parties in Latin America and the Caribbean was recently held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Head of U.N. Ebola response stresses importance of stopping virus before rainy season

Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Peter Jan Graaff, during his first week as the secretary-general’s acting special representative and head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, declared his commitment to stopping the Ebola outbreak.
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Marines hold explosives, chemical weapons training

Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 2:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Marines took part in Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) joint training on April 21.
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Argentina commemorates centenary of first chemical weapon use

Friday, May 1, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Argentinian government held a commemoration ceremony for the centenary of the first use of chemical weapons during the First World War, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced Thursday.
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Los Angeles County seeks senior disaster services analyst

Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Los Angeles (LA) County announced an opening for a senior disaster services analyst in the Children and Family Services Department on Thursday.
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Congresswoman's bill aims to improve data sharing on CBRN threats

Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 2:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced a bill on Friday that would improve intelligence and information sharing with regard to terrorist threats that are chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) in nature. The bill would stipulate that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) take part in analysis and sharing of this information with local, state and tribal governments that a particular incident or potential threat would impact.
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House bill aims to maintain, restore first-responder interoperability

Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 5:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D-N.J.) introduced a bill on Friday that would mandate statewide interoperable communication (SWIC). With the elimination of the Department of Homeland Security's Interoperable Emergency Communication Grant Program and the further devaluing of other grants in the department, states have begun to eliminate their SWIC systems.
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St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks two emergency-management coordinators

Monday, May 4, 2015 @ 6:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City of St. Paul, Minnesota, has two openings for emergency-management coordinator positions, a recent job posting said. These positions aid in city-wide emergency operations and will work in a variety of areas, including mitigation, planning, disaster prevention, recovery, response and preparedness. This position is expected to work within and coordinate with state, federal and local emergency-management agencies and their associated frameworks and legislation.
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Soligenix presenting at 2015 Chemical and Biological Defense Conference

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Company to share information on pre-clinical trials for three bio defense programs.
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ChemImage to demonstrate threat-detection products at METSEC 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) said on Monday that it will demonstrate and exhibit its equipment offerings and their efficacy at the METSEC 2015 defense and security training conference in Montreal, which runs through Thursday. "We are very excited to attend the METSEC 2015 Conference," Matthew Nelson, chief scientist and CISS business director, said.
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CHEQUERS project team to develop threat-detection technology

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 @ 6:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Commission has awarded the CHEQUERS project approximately $3.75 million to develop anti-terrorism technology, including a detection device for explosives, an report said on Monday. The project brings together several European companies and experts in the fields of laser technology, law enforcement and research personnel.
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Anthrax pipeline review available for purchase from Radiant Insights

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 2:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Radiant Insights has made the "Anthrax Pipeline Review, H1 2015," which was originally published Jan. 30, available through purchase: the review details therapeutic development for anthrax.
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As Liberia nears end of Ebola outbreak, officials caution against complacency

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As Liberia comes closer to eradicating the Ebola virus, officials stress the need for continued support and warned the U.N. Security Council of the potential risks of complacency on Tuesday.
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Emergency management coordinator sought in Minnesota

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The city of St. Paul, Minnesota, is accepting applications for an emergency management coordinator.
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Head of anti-chemical weapons organization visits Kazakhstan

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 @ 5:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü visited Kazakhstan this week, meeting with officials including Minister for Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov, Minister for Investment and Development Asset Issekeshov, Minister for Energy Vladimir Shkolnik, First Deputy for Internal Affairs Marat Demeuov and Prime Minister Karim Massimov. 
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U.S. Sens. Peters, Stabenow praise grant for Michigan's Bedford Township Fire Department

Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Bedford Township Fire Department in Michigan was awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) amounting to $294,637, the office of U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) announced on Wednesday.
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Senior disaster services analyst position open in L.A. County

Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Los Angeles County's Department of Children and Family Services is now seeking a Senior Disaster Services Analyst.
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Liberia could be declared Ebola-free on Saturday

Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Liberian citizens, officials and international groups are hoping that no cases of Ebola virus disease appear before May 9.
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Ebola epidemic response exposes weakness in U.S. preparedness

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 9:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Heritage Foundation report finds many of America's pandemic faults remain unaddressed.
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Smiths Detection to supply Manila airport with body scanners

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 12:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection announced Thursday that it was awarded a contract to supply full-body scanners to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines.
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