Reports

Durable Medical Equipment in Disasters

This fact sheet provides information on general durable medical equipment (DME) categories and focuses on electricity-dependent DME that may be affected by disasters and emergencies, including power failures. It also includes information to assist healthcare system preparedness stakeholders plan for medically vulnerable populations who rely on DME.

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Planning Considerations: Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

This guide supports planning for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTAs) and provides a summary of their unique characteristics. The document builds on Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans, and CPG 201: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Guide by providing planning considerations specific to CCTAs, which are relevant both to developing a plan and to completing a THIRA. 

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Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model: An Operational Guide for Preventing Targeted School Violence

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) created this operational guide that provides actionable steps that schools can take to develop comprehensive targeted violence prevention plans for conducting threat assessments in schools.

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2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report

Following the 2017 hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted an after-action review of the agency’s preparations for, immediate response to, and initial recovery operations for hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The resulting report captures insights from a historic hurricane season that will help the agency, the emergency management community, and the nation chart the path into the future.

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Roadmap for Biosecurity and Biodefense Policy in the United States

This report presents a roadmap for implementing biosecurity and biodefense policy to leverage the capabilities of science and technology advances and minimize security risks. The roadmap contains detailed analyses of the overall system of U.S. biosecurity and biodefense policy, methodologies for evaluating successful implementation of policies, and historical case studies, which were used to develop an analytic framework for assessing potential opportunity costs of biosecurity policy requirements.

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Engaging Faith-based and Community Organizations: Planning Considerations for Emergency Managers

This guide explains a seven-step process for emergency managers to expand existing engagement practices with faith-based and community organizations as well as strategize how to further implement whole community principles into emergency management activities. 

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Healthcare System Readiness for Highly Pathogenic Infectious Diseases

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the United States Department of Health and Human Services has released the slide deck from a recent Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) presentation on the tiered Ebola healthcare response system and how to use resources developed to support highly infectious disease readiness and response efforts.

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Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) Guide

Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201, Third Edition, provides guidance for conducting the three-step process for a THIRA and the three-step process for an SPR. All types of communities can complete the THIRA/SPR as a way to better understand the risks they face and make important decisions on how to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risks.

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MCMi Program Update Fiscal Year 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plays a critical role in protecting the United States from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and emerging infectious disease threats. The FDA ensures that medical countermeasures for these threats are safe, effective, and secure. This annual report details the FDA’s medical countermeasure activities for fiscal year (FY) 2017 (1 October 2016–30 September 2017).

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SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center Supplemental Research Bulletin - First Responders: Behavioral Health Concerns, Emergency Response, and Trauma

This publication discusses the challenges encountered by first responders during regular duty as well as following disasters, sheds more light on the risks and behavioral health consequences (such as post-traumatic stress disorder, stress, and depression) of serving as a first responder, and presents steps that can be taken to reduce these risks either on the individual or institutional level.

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