This page serves as a repository of pandemic influenza plans and policies from all levels of government and is intended to help jurisdictions prepare for, respond to, and recover from an influenza pandemic or other public health emergency.
The goal of the program is to provide graduates with the knowledge and tools needed to become successful emergency managers in the public and private sectors of the Northeast Region of the United States.
Homeland-security experts believe the worst-case scenario for future terrorist attacks will involve biological-warfare agents such as anthrax rather than nuclear weapons. Which is why the numerous delays in the anti-anthrax program have aroused concern.
The Association of Public Health Laboratories says, without proper validation, field tests of suspected biological and/or chemical agents might yield either false positives or, worse, false negatives & therefore would be, "dangerously misleading."
U.S. hospitals have less than 18 months to upgrade their emergency preparedness & response capabilities to the levels mandated by the National Incident Management System. The task is a daunting one, & resources are limited, that challenge must be met.
Government officials already have ordered seven buses for fire departments in the Washington, D.C., area, and unveiled the vehicles in grand fashion at the Capitol building during a major press conference on 29 March.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of Dräger Pulmotor®, a machine to enable breathing, & which - along with the creation of the "soda lime cartridge" used for scrubbing toxic air within a breathing device - made Dräger's name famous.
The collaborative employee screening plan builds upon the layered approach already in place at the nation's airports, which includes perpetual vetting of employees against watch lists, badge and keypad-protected entry points, and TSA employee screening.
The vaccine could be used in the event the current H5N1 avian virus were to develop the capability to efficiently spread from human to human, probably resulting in the rapid spread of the disease across the globe.
The North Dakota Department of Health, in conjunction with North Dakota's local public health units, will be conducting exercises across the state throughout late April & in May. All of the exercises planned will focus on planning for pandemic influenza.
The chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security promises fast and effective action - and the provision of "real resources" - to improve U.S. domestic preparedness across the board, to protect American lives & the nation's critical infrastructure.
For most U.S. hospitals, planning for a mass-casualty disaster is an administrative afterthought. The result, frequently, is a counterproductive "game plan" based on rosy optimism and unproven assumptions.
The APHA leader's authoritative views on bioterrorism preparedness, the new challenges facing public-health officials in planning to cope with mass-casualty situations, the quarantine and isolation processes, & the threat posed by a pandemic influenza.
MDI was chosen by the Red Nacional De Transporte Terreste (RNTT) to provide its security technology and systems to track cargo and transportation-worker activity between selected free trade zones and a major port within the Dominican Republic.
UMUC adds Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Information Assurance degrees - all of which are designed to provide students with training and academic credentials that will prepare them to succeed in these critical and fast-growing disciplines.
A high-level national-security unit created in the aftermath of 9-11 is a major component of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing program linking federal, state, and local law-enforcement agencies in a coordinated effort to deter future attacks.
Intergraph announced its participation in Vigilant Shield, a U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) exercise that is one is a series of national training exercises focusing on national security and emergency response.
In support of Winter Storm, General Dynamics provided its ChoiceID managed service solution, developed and delivered in cooperation with Lockheed Martin, for enrollment support and privilege hosting for the FRAC cards.
An in-depth focus on how the MMRS is carrying out the missions assigned under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 8, what changes have been made, where additional focus is needed, and how state and local agencies are affected.
Dr. Gilbert will assist in the design of the medical cache sets included in Base-X emergency-response systems. She also will consult with customers to configure the appropriate medical supplies required for the systems' specific deployment purposes.
The new M110 Dual Lens CBRN Facepiece not only protects against standard riot-control agents but also goes the next step by providing protection against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear agents.
The new debris screens reduce visual and physical access to the intra-barrier area for security and safety purposes. They also will keep explosives, such as hand grenades, from being thrown into the barricade area.
Federal security regulations for high-risk chemical facilities have now been imposed by DHS. Owners of certain chemical facilities will be required to complete a preliminary screening assessment to determine the level of risk associated with the facility.
This is the only program that provides free health monitoring and focused treatment for workers and volunteers who took part in the rescue, recovery, cleanup, and restoration activities at the WTC site in New York City.
The Office of Grants and Training, the United States Fire Administration, National Capital Region Coordination, Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness, and the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program transferred to FEMA effective 1 April 2007.
GAO is making recommendations to DHS, which include: (a) assessing how states' grant requests support statewide communications plans; and (b) modifying its guidance on acquiring interoperable equipment.
The 146th Expeditionary Signal Battalion based in Jacksonville, Fla., recently received several new pieces of communication equipment that will improve interactions between state agencies and local authorities during emergencies.
Telecommunications professionals are the first line of communication with the public, from a hurricane or terrorist threat to a local 9-1-1emergency, providing our citizens with a soothing voice, a steady hand, and life-saving information.
MDI, Inc. announced that it has received a purchase order to provide products, engineering services and technical solutions for integrated access control and alarm management at 60 critical locations within the Wake County Government in North Carolina.
Preparing for an emergency is like packing for a long trip: Focus on the essentials first, and always consider the possibility of a worst-case scenario. Unfortunately, some communities and hospitals are making cost reductions their highest priority.
His views on the enhanced capabilities made possible by the National Joint TERT Initiative and a host of related issues, including FEMA report requirements, the financial aspects of mutual-aid agreements, and the NCR's new wireless broadband network.
Most U.S. border-security funding is allocated to protection of the nation's southern border with Mexico, but protection of the U.S. maritime border with Canada is equally important, if not more so, and in many respects a much more daunting challenge.
Two of the nation's premier satellite providers have partnered to secure network connectivity in the face of disaster. SES Americom has selected iDirect Technologies to provide the satellite broadband hardware for their REDiSat Network.
This document is provided to assist Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)
and governing 9-1-1 authorities with the information required for
developing, training, equipping and deploying a standardized TERT team.
The company's goal in developing this vehicle was to give responding rescue and medical personnel the tools they needed "to care for and transport large numbers of patients which we hope will save lives," said Ed Sartin, president of Sartin Services.
Eastern Kentucky University has been providing quality educational programs for all areas of the first responder community for more than 30 years; the addition of a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security is a natural development.
The Fire Service Dispatch Guidecards provides agencies with guidecards for the triaging and dispatching of fire service related emergency calls, customized to match the needs and resources of the individual agency.
The 98-foot high tower is a key element of the mobile component of the SBInet system. It provides the relocatable version of the platform for SBInet's main sensing capability that will deliver the ability to detect and identify entries into the U.S.
The American Public Health Association (APHA) and hundreds of partner organizations will encourage Americans to prepare effectively for public health threats, from bioterrorism and natural disasters to disease outbreaks, during National Public Health Week