The first anthrax terrorist attack on the United States was relatively minor. Now a second attack, exponentially more lethal, is almost certain. When, not if, it happens, the decision makers in Congress & the White House will have only themselves to blame
This fact sheet was created in response to requests by utilities and other water-sector stakeholders for more information about options for interstate mutual aid, specifically the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, or EMAC.
"The new handheld extension greatly improves the response capability of security personnel in any emergency situation, enhancing situation assessment and handling," says Eli Passi, head of Rontals product group.
GAO investigators found that they were able to pass through TSA security screening checkpoints undetected with components for several explosive devices. In this report GAO discloses weaknesses with the TSA's screening procedures that need to be addressed.
Those who attended the regional conference in Baltimore earlier this month found it eminently worthwhile and developed a long list of solutions to current problems - and an even longer list of new dangers and difficulties lurking just over the horizon.
Hurricane Katrina was the largest post-emergency sheltering operation in U.S. history - which implemented some common-sense guidelines that state and local governments can use to build, manage, and pay for their own emergency shelters.
Join the leaders of The All Hazards Consortium for an informative Web seminar discussion sponsored by IBM on how your region can work together to address the complex issues facing emergency management and homeland security.
According to the Ministerial Statement, priorities are to include: cooperation on common threats, identify emerging issues such as CBRN threats, medical countermeasures, and to strengthen global health security.
This partnership allows AJA members and their immediate families to receive educational benefits including a tuition discount, application fee waiver, and textbooks at no cost. Partners are also promoted on the CSU website and in marketing materials.
Three new free on-line disaster preparedness courses offered are: Animal Emergency Management Principles for Veterinarian Professionals, Biosecurity and Physical Security for Veterinary Professionals, and County Agricultural Response Teams.
E Team Connect easily manages localized, all-hazard emergency events and incidents, and empowers agencies to share information with other agencies in surrounding jurisdictions during an area-wide crisis.
NFAOnline provides an easy one-stop website where fire and emergency services personnel, first responders, emergency management personnel, and the general public will find free training and education programs that they can complete at their own pace.
This Progress Report highlights some of the major activities that the Department has undertaken since the enactment of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), and addresses the eight major program areas under PAHPA.
ACRO-N.E.T. (Nitro Explosive Tester), an explosive detector for military and commercial explosives that is able to identify the majority of explosives currently used and homemade explosives based on nitrate.
Before the end of the year, NYSDOT will have added 10 new CORS stations to the existing network of 36 stations, thereby providing an even greater flexibility, accuracy, and opportunity to public and private field-based survey teams throughout the state.
LINE-X has developed a blast-mitigation material known as PAXCON® for use on buildings and other permanent structures. Through this agreement, Hobson Industries has secured the rights to use LINE-X® for vehicle applications in defense programs.
Combine a shortage of trained staff with a surplus of crises, and what emerges is an accurate but not yet finished portrait of the LA Emergency Preparedness Department, which has become one of the city's most valuable organizational assets.
When an earthquake, tornado, or hurricane causes horrendous property damage, the "cleanup crew" (a veritable army of debris-removal workers) faces a number of major challenges, not the least of which is documenting the amount of work done.
Ahura's FirstDefender was selected for deployment to all National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTs) nationwide for its unique features such as the ability to identify mixed chemicals & its certified MIL-STD 810F ruggedness.
Who, when, how, and under what circumstances - those are only a few of the questions that are asked, and must be answered, in political, legal, and sometimes even combat situations calling for a transfer of decision-making command authority.
Tiburon will upgrade more than 24 system applications and interfaces that are used by a consortium of county public safety and justice agencies. A particularly important aspect of the project is an upgrade of the county's interagency database.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Security Division has developed a Fact Sheet to describe the Water/Wastewater Agency Response Networks (WARN) effort and to discuss the role of the EPA in support of this effort.
Through Eastern Kentucky University's Fire Science program, a student can earn his or her bachelor's degree or certificate in two years. Stand out as a leader in the fire and safety field, earn more money, and be first in line for promotion.
When fully operational, the command centers will transmit and receive voice, data, and video communications using satellites linked through SkyPort's award-winning teleport and network operations center in Houston.
EMS technicians and other first responders can and do work miracles each & every day. But not if they do not have the right rolling stock or medical systems or other equipment, or enough of it, or if the equipment they do have is not properly maintained.
FEMT may be hard to pronounce, but it is becoming a key legal and organizational concept in the war against international terrorism, thanks to the forward-looking instructional approach developed and used by the State of Washington's Department of Health.
Antibiotics in the environment are a still poorly understood danger. One major concern is the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that could critically disturb the natural bacteria ecosystems and lead to a serious threat to human healt
This handbook is a training guide with descriptions of terrorist behaviors and motivations, a review of terrorists groups, and the history of terrorism. The intention of this manual is to help train and educate personnel on terrorism, and terrorist recogn
This Appendix A serves as a keystone document of chemical-security efforts. In this Appendix, about 300 chemicals are listed based on whether specific amounts can cause significant consequences affecting human life or health.
This three week simulated pandemic training exercise was conducted with 2700 organizations online. The exercises simulated an absenteeism rate of 49 percent, with a look at issues with human relations, and dependencies on other sectors.
New strategy document builds on previous progress to establish integrated national capability for terrorism-related information-sharing among federal, state, local, and tribal officials, the private sector, and foreign partners.
Developed in Maryland, this new aerial technology system, known as the Critical Infrastructure Inspection Management System (CIIMS), will enable state police flight crews to check important structures and locations from the air.
Comments from Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. The security enhancements to driver's licenses will make them among the most secure in the country by using advanced facial recognition, and advanced document
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security offers emergency preparedness planning resources to help schools create safe and secure environments for their students. This fact sheet lists some of the resources available.