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Missouri, Rhode Island, and Nevada

Missouri, Rhode Island, and Nevada By Anthony Lanzillotti Missouri Funeral Directors seek help with PPE funding Funeral home directors in Missouri have asked the state to help them obtain federal funding for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). The request came after a recent meeting of the directors to discuss
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Ohio, California and Minnesota

A dirty bomb is hidden inside a vessel at a port facility somewhere on Lake Erie. SWAT teams, more than 180 first responders, and a large number of EMS student victims are among the many-splendored participants in an extended counter-terrorism exercise at Ohio Tests Lake Erie Dirty-Bomb Scenario Just two weeks
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Ohio, Hawaii, California, and Minnesota

┬á Ohio Just two weeks before the large “TOPOFF3” exercise tapped major resources in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the state of Ohio held a small tabletop exercise focusing on the threat of a sea borne radiological dispersal device. The scenario included a “dirty bomb” hidden within a vessel
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Risks and Realities, Grants and Vulnerabilities

The mostly successful launch of the Department of Homeland Security has been followed not surprisingly by allegations of wasteful spending and a failure to establish priorities The new team at DHS meets the challenge head on and is already working wit
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Upgrading an Armory: The 1033 Solution

The handgun the shotgun and the rifle 8211 each has its advantages and disadvantages But today 8217 s law enforcement officer needs at least one effective weapon not only to carry out his duties but also to protect himself and the thousands of innocent people
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The North Shore – LIJ Approach to Patient Decontamination

ÔÇťTrain everybody to do decon [decontamination],ÔÇŁ says Frank Califano, safety services specialist assigned to Network Emergency Management for the North Shore – LIJ Health System in Long Island, N.Y. ÔÇťEverybody includes security guards, pharmacists, dieticians, and folks from the environmental services. It takes a lot of people to set up
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Dirty Bombs: The Impossible Becomes Probable

Surplus uranium inadequate controls and undetected smuggling are the key ingredients of a future nuclear disaster on U S soil Today almost any nation in the world is capable of building Hiroshima sized nuclear devices RDDs and or dirty bombs
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Missouri, Rhode Island, and Nevada

Missouri, Rhode Island, and Nevada By Anthony Lanzillotti Missouri Funeral Directors seek help with PPE funding Funeral home directors in Missouri have asked the state to help them obtain federal funding for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). The request came after a recent meeting of the directors to discuss
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Ohio, California and Minnesota

A dirty bomb is hidden inside a vessel at a port facility somewhere on Lake Erie. SWAT teams, more than 180 first responders, and a large number of EMS student victims are among the many-splendored participants in an extended counter-terrorism exercise at Ohio Tests Lake Erie Dirty-Bomb Scenario Just two weeks
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Ohio, Hawaii, California, and Minnesota

┬á Ohio Just two weeks before the large “TOPOFF3” exercise tapped major resources in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the state of Ohio held a small tabletop exercise focusing on the threat of a sea borne radiological dispersal device. The scenario included a “dirty bomb” hidden within a vessel
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Risks and Realities, Grants and Vulnerabilities

The mostly successful launch of the Department of Homeland Security has been followed not surprisingly by allegations of wasteful spending and a failure to establish priorities The new team at DHS meets the challenge head on and is already working wit
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Upgrading an Armory: The 1033 Solution

The handgun the shotgun and the rifle 8211 each has its advantages and disadvantages But today 8217 s law enforcement officer needs at least one effective weapon not only to carry out his duties but also to protect himself and the thousands of innocent people
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Needed: Smarter Security

Since 9 11 many positive steps have been taken to better protect the American people and the U S homeland from new terrorist attacks But some of those steps have been in the wrong direction and others were unnecessary
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Oregon, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Kentucky

Oregon┬áCity of Portland Selected for Terrorism Exercise in 2007Portland, Ore., one of the fifteen cities that applied to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2004, has been chosen as one of two sites for the ÔÇťTOPOFF4ÔÇŁ exercise scheduled for 2007. The Oregon Office of Homeland Security (OOHS) is
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Rosie the Riveter and Homeland Security

Rosie the Riveter was the poster girl for the U S arsenal of democracy that played a major role in the WWII Allied victory She has been recalled to active duty in the U S led global war on terrorism and last week made a personal appearance at the Home
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Arkansas, New Jersey and Alaska

Arkansas┬áArkansas Department Of Emergency Management (ADEM)The vision of the ADEM states, ÔÇťThe Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will be the┬árecognized leader nationwide for state-level homeland security and┬ádisaster preparedness programs, policies, and procedures by 2010.ÔÇŁ In keeping with this vision, the ADEM has implemented a list of Suggested Protective Measures for
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State Defense Forces: An Untapped Resource

With a high percentage of the U S active duty forces and Reserve and National Guard units as well now deployed overseas the nation 8217 s governors may be hard pressed to cope with in state disasters The SDFs provide a quick response low cost experience
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Days of Reckoning: The Maximum Effort

In times of major disasters natural or manmade few if any hospitals or other agencies have the personnel and other resources needed to handle all the casualties But a good start can be made by planning ahead training working with other hospitals and
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