The Spirit of Volunteerism is a noble virtue, and has been embraced by millions of Americans. Many of them volunteer once too often, though, creating a difficult dilemma for NDMS and other agencies that have a joint claim on their skills and services.
A timely and temperate reminder that cold weather may be and is uncomfortable, but extremely cold weather can kill. Among those in the greatest danger, surprisingly enough, are EMS staff and other responders.
Companies throughout the United States are trying to cut expenses any way they can: by layoffs, by plant closures, even by reductions in safety programs - which, it says here, are not only the most unkindest but also the most foolish cuts of all.
The course includes both introductory and advanced topics, covering the fundamentals of thermoluminescent dosimetry and the aspects of the Harshaw TLD systems required to conduct a successful personnel dosimetry program.
EMTrack and EMSystems' emergency communication and patient tracking solution supported all Washington, D.C., Department of Health medical aid stations that were set up specifically for the Presidential Inauguration and several public events.
ICx announced that, in response to a high-priority need, they provided four SkyWatch towers, two DefendIR thermal cameras, four IBAC biological sensor units & two Illuminator cameras to help ensure security for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
This additional information will be critical to enhancing the department's ability to identify and stop dangerous goods from entering the United States; CBP will continue to welcome input from the regulated industries.
"The testing at the University of Buffalo will give us the opportunity to test the BSM-2000 at a buildings two most vulnerable areas to a bioterror attack: the mail room & the HVAC system." said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UNDT's Chief Executive Officer.
This report explains the key role CDC plays in preparing the U.S. public-health infrastructure to respond effectively to all types of hazards, and provides an overview of the broad range of preparedness activities receiving TPER funding.
Upp will offer three services under one name bringing together the best people, technology, and know-how to deliver real business value. This merging of resources will educate clients about the full suite of solutions Upp offers.
Mumbai was totally unprepared for the terrorist attacks of 26 November - and paid dearly for its lack of vigilance. Will the great nations of the West learn from India's mistakes, or simply repeat them?
The micrOTOF-II system offers powerful exact mass measurements in an easy-to-use bench-top package, featuring excellent mass resolution and accuracy in combination with Bruker's SigmaFit method for molecular formula determination.
The initiative is an extension of Resolve to be Ready in 2009, a nationwide effort designed to encourage individuals, families, businesses and communities to take action and prepare for emergencies throughout 2009.
This report is intended to be a living document that will change as more information becomes known. It is a snapshot of the agency's current understanding of the impacts brought about by Hurricane Ike.
The C-TPAT program met key member certification and validation requirements, created a new enrollment sector, conducted first-ever joint validations in China, and signed two additional mutual recognition arrangements.
The main objective of the Security and Safety Leadership program is to contribute to the professional development of safety professionals by analyzing a wide range of homeland security issues, policies, and practices.
"Environics USA is the latest in a number of international companies that have chosen Maryland as the base of their U.S. operations, further validation that our international outreach efforts are paying off," said Governor Martin O'Malley.
The terrorist attacks on tourist hotels and entertainment venues shocked the world - and demonstrated organizational capabilities far greater than those of the local and national units that responded heroically, but also ineffectively.
The first National Incident Management System document was among the most important papers of the Bush presidency; the revised document should help future presidents carry out their most important duty: defending the U.S. homeland.
Bruker Daltonics has developed a highly effective method for detection and quantitation of melamine and related compounds utilizing its easy to use, high performance Ion Trap Mass Spectrometer-the HCTultra.
"The addition of LGC's HyBeacons technology to the EvoCycler platform substantially increases the performance of the assays that we will be providing to the clinical, environmental & biodefense markets," said Evogen's President and CEO Sean Reineke.
The field testing of potentially lethal chemicals has always been an iffy proposition. Fortunately, a new national network of "gold standard" labs is now available to eliminate much of the uncertainty.
The NESC provides a state-of-the-art facility to serve the all-hazards preparedness and response mission through pooling resources, maximizing efficiency and providing sustained exercise and training support to all stakeholders.
"The Alion team will play a vital role in assisting the government in the identification & transition of critical technologies in support of defense against weapons of mass destruction," said Sue Archer, Alion SVP & manager of the Operations Group.
UNDT seeks $1.5M to be allocated in three phases to further the development of the BSM-2000 airborne anthrax monitor and to help in the development of a compact, battery-operated, BSM-2000 system intended for use by first responders in the field.
"New" diseases, combined with the fatal rebirth of ancient diseases believed to have been terminally laid to rest, are giving epidemiologists, EMS agencies and responders, and healthcare workers a daunting challenge of epic proportions.
The fact sheets address background information, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, & management & disposition of blast-injury topics. The fact sheets may be used for the treatment of blast injury patients and/or the training of clinical staff.
CBP reached its target weeks ahead of schedule and now employs more than 18,000 agents. In May 2006, President George W. Bush set the goal of increasing the Border Patrol by 50 percent from its then-12,000 agents.
Read DHS's end-of-2008 report on the department's accomplishments & successes last year in protecting the nation from dangerous people & goods, securing the country's critical infrastructure, strengthening emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
NIMS establishes standardized incident-management processes, protocols, and procedures that all federal, state, tribal, and local responders should use to coordinate and conduct response actions. Read more to see the changes, updates, and revisions.