Public Health, EMS, Emergency Management: Partners in Preparedness

The brave new world of the 21st century has added weapons of mass destruction to the already long list of dangers facing individual citizens, political jurisdictions & humanity in general. The new keys to survival are not good weather and good luck, but cooperation and collaboration at all levels of

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Eight

The survivors gain an additional member, and encounter not one but several additional problems. Tempers flare, supplies dwindle – but human genius provides a spark of mobile optimism. What are the lessons learned that future generations can use to develop and implement their own survival plans?

Team Typing & Other Innovations: The California Way

Mutual aid – between emergency responder agencies, and between cities, counties, and other political jurisdictions – is a noble goal, and worth striving for. But all the good will in the world is meaningless if equipment compatibilities are lacking, there are no uniform training rules, and other essential criteria are dissimilar.

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Seven

Another trip (always dangerous) to the L.A. River teaches the Colonists that the challenges they face are psychological and emotional as well as physical. They also know that they need a continuing supply of protein; fortunately, there is a lot of it scurrying about the warehouse.

Responding to Incidents in a Neighboring Port

The U.S. port system is huge, complex, and immensely important to the nation’s economy and to homeland security. The 24/7 protection of that system is an extremely difficult task and usually involves a host of different organizations and agencies working in close cooperation with one another.

EMS: Increased Emphasis on the Medical Aspect

The still ongoing professionalization of the EMS field has been a gradual but hugely successful undertaking that has resulted not only in the saving of many, many lives but also has made those lives richer, less painful, and longer-lasting.

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Five

The volunteers learn that hard work, good intentions, and ingenious solutions will not ensure their survival. What also is needed is elected or appointed leadership. And maybe a few common-sense laws applicable to all hands.

Managing the SNS Stockpile: A Case Study

The Strategic National Stockpile (of vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and other medical supplies) is one of the most important “”tools”” available to fight a pandemic. This case study tells how two states worked with Upp Technology Inc. to sharpen that tool and make it exponentially more effective.

Discovery Channel TV Series: The Colony – Week Four

The volunteers continue their efforts to build a new and better world from the destruction all around them. But they also must take time to protect themselves from attack by other survivors not as well intentioned.

Emergency Services Credentialing: FEMA Leads the Way

NCR, ANSI, and Commonwealth of Virginia also in the vanguard as states, cities, and even private-sector agencies and organizations pool resources to standardize and upgrade security checks at major events that attract large crowds – including terrorists and other criminals seeking to gain national and global recognition.

A New and Challenging Era for Rural Homeland Security

For more than two centuries the great state of Maine was known and cherished for its rustic simplicity – which, of course, made it a particularly attractive take-off point for two of the Islamic fundamentalists involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Protecting the Super Bowl – A Perfect Defense Is Mandatory

The cost, and the challenge, of providing security at the Super Bowl and other major sports events has escalated exponentially in the almost eight years since the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. And there are absolutely no fumbles allowed.


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