This class is an overview of public health concepts related to the earthquake threat in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), & is open to first responders, medical and public health officials, emergency managers, & others concerned with public issues.
Agentase Disclosure Spray pinpoints the exact location of agents on surfaces, allowing decontamination teams to accurately focus their regimens. Post-decontamination, the spray helps ensure that affected areas have been thoroughly cleaned.
How does the department manage, and reconcile, the complex and politically difficult task of identification security with privacy needs, site-access requirements, and the National Incident Management System process?
A report from Pandemicflu.gov. This kit was developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and is designed to provide key information and tools to help organizations to understand and prepare for a pandemic fl
The NRF, which focuses on response and short-term recovery, articulates the doctrine, principles, and architecture by which the US prepares for and responds to all-hazard disasters across all levels of government and all sectors of local communities.
Small businesses have big problems - during and in the aftermath of incidents causing damage to their facilities, inventories, and supply chains. The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council recognizes the problem & is doing something about it.
A commonly used agricultural compound, ammonium nitrate (AN), was the principal ingredient in the homemade "weapon" used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. After years of debate and delay, AN is finally coming under much tighter government control.
When unexpected disaster strikes, many citizens head for the high ground. But they will not get there if state & local leaders have not agreed, ahead of time, on the policies to be implemented, the routes to be followed, & the safety rules to be enforced.
Secretary Chertoff announced that, as the department's first Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement, Sheriff Edmund M. "Ted" Sexton will be the chief DHS liaison with state and local law-enforcement partners.
This resource guide - presented by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) - focuses on strengthening key components of traditional public health surveillance along with guidance for developing public health alerts, advisories, and/or updates.
Patrick Massey, the new preparedness coordinator, will be responsible for strengthening, integrating, and institutionalizing the region's preparedness efforts to prevent, protect against, and recover from disasters.
E Team, an information-sharing tool, empowers emergency managers in the region to work together in preparation for, and response to, critical incidents, as well as for both planned and unplanned events.
Filled with over 70 exhibitors from all regions of the United States, the products and services planned for the event continue to mirror the breadth and growing sophistication of the equipment and technology available to first responders.
This change primarily affects U.S. and Canadian citizens who have previously been permitted entry by oral declaration alone, and marks the transition toward standard and consistent documents for all travelers entering the country.
This document specifically addresses emergencies involving hazardous-substance releases and provides guidance for employers, and their security personnel, who may be involved in the emergency response.
Reverence, respect, professional expertise, and detailed planning - all are among the essential tools needed by state and local planners to successfully deal with the aftermath of a major disaster causing a large number of deaths and injuries.
An ancient & honorable Renaissance word is put to good use at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness, where moulage artists replicate broken arms, cuts, bruises, & other injuries to make first-responder training more realistic and more effective.
The security filing - also known as "10+2" - represents another step in the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to better assess and identify high-risk shipments to prevent terrorist weapons and materials from entering the United States.
The system includes Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), Law Enforcement & Fire Records Management, Investigative Analysis, Mobile Communication, Institutional Management, and Civil Process systems to support local law-enforcement and firefighting agencies.
The rule sets uniform standards that enhance the integrity and reliability of drivers' licenses and identification cards, strengthen issuance capabilities, and increase security at driver's-license and identification-card production facilities.
AssureTec's patented authentication software automatically identifies over 1,600 ID credentials worldwide, then automatically applies document inspection tests for the particular type of document being examined.
Private-sector U.S. hospitals are finding out that working more closely with one another in the new Age of Terrorism, as now required by law, is not only a prudent policy but also a sound business practice as well.
The 2008 presidential election year could be the most important in U.S. history. All of the major candidates are promising "change" - but are usually short on specifics. An important point to remember is that not all change is for the better.
The purpose of the drill was to exercise the state's mass-dispensing plan, which is designed to ensure that health professionals & volunteers are prepared to vaccinate and/or dispense medications to a large number of people in a very short period of time.
The GAO examined Customs & Border Protection traveler inspection efforts, the progress made, & the challenges that remain in staffing & training at ports of entry & the progress CBP has made in developing strategic plans & performance criteria.
In a mass-casualty incident involving the rapid spread of dangerous diseases the most effective immediate defense will be a massive vaccination program. But who will do the vaccinating? No one knows for sure.
U.S. ports and harbors are among the most vulnerable as well as most important targets for would-be terrorists. Protection of the U.S. maritime system is therefore now the primary mission of the Coast Guard's already overtaxed Captains of the Port.