The aim of this document is to support countries in developing and conducting simulation exercises to test and validate their national pandemic influenza preparedness plans. It is intended to provide practical guidance on how to select, plan, conduct and evaluate simulation exercises specific to pandemic influenza preparedness and response, and how to set up a process for using the outcomes of these exercises to review and improve pandemic influenza preparedness plans.
The purpose of this publication is to discuss the challenges faced by children and adolescents following natural disasters, shed light on behavioral health consequences (such as PTSD, depression, and acute stress disorder) of being exposed to traumatic events, and present various ways to reduce lasting impacts of such events.
On 1 October 2017, a lone gunman opened fire into the crowd of the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 58 people and injuring more than 850, including first responders. This report evaluates the strengths and areas for improvement observed during the response to share the knowledge gained from this incident with public safety agencies from across the country to assist in their preparedness efforts.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the Biosimilars Action Plan to provide information about the key actions the agency is taking to encourage innovation and competition among biologics and the development of biosimilars.
The Forest Service – within the U.S. Department of Agriculture – carries out wildfire management and response across the 193 million acres of the National Forest System. The Department of the Interior manages wildfire response for more than 400 million acres of national parks, wildlife refuges and preserves, other public lands, and Indian reservations. Wildfire statistics help to illustrate past U.S. wildfire activity.
In February 2018, the U.S. Attorney General directed the formation of a Cyber-Digital Task Force to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the Department of Justice’s work in the cyber area, and to identify how federal law enforcement could more effectively accomplish its mission in this area. This report is the task force’s initial assessment.
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.
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.
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.
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.