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Emergency Preparedness News - 2008

Gaston Memorial gets mobilized to handle disasters, makes new ...

Gaston Gazette - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎

It can be assembled in about an hour, according to John Watts, GMH emergency preparedness and safety coordinator. Watts has seen the benefits of such mobile ...

Maryland takes epidemic warning system statewide

Government Health IT - Heather Hayes - ‎Sep 15, 2009‎

Ultimately, the state plans to create a preparedness dashboard that would integrate ESSENCE data with other public health databases. ...

 

Testing Scotland's preparedness

Medical Laboratory World - ‎Sep 22, 2009‎

It is being held at the former Bangour Village Hospital in West Lothian . Scottish emergency services personnel are working alongside colleagues from police ...

FELLOWS IN THE NEWS

AAP News (subscription) - ‎17 hours ago‎

... and Disease Registry, after which he was re-appointed director of the CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. ...

Homeland Security training coming to Fort Pay

Times-Journal - Mark Harrison - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎

“In this course, participants will learn about federal, state and local anti-terrorism and homeland security resources, determine the preparedness needs of ...

Enhancing Hospital Surge Capacity for Mass Casualty Events

Journal of American Medical Association (subscription) - ‎Aug 4, 2009‎

5-6,14 Israel's doctrine for mass casualty event preparedness and response emphasizes preparedness for conventional terrorism and natural disasters, ...

Disaster-Response Plan Passes The Test In 'First Real Event'

TheDay - Judy Benson, Amy Renczkowski - ‎Aug 12, 2009‎

Backus was on “standby alert” and called in extra staff to handle an expected influx of patients who would normally go to the L&M Emergency Department. ...

Can hospitals cope with a large-scale bio-terror attack?

India-Forums.com - ‎Jul 28, 2009‎

The report, authored by Nathaniel Hupert, incorporates some of the latest types of modelling techniques scientists use in disaster preparedness. ...

Chandler disaster volunteers schedule training

Arizona Republic - Sarah Sacco - ‎Jul 20, 2009‎

She feels the program offers citizens a comprehensive classroom and hands on education about disaster and terrorism preparedness. The CERT training begins ...

Sen. Hutchison Secures $23 Million for A&M Terrorism Center

KBTX - Kay Bailey Hutchison - ‎Jul 9, 2009‎

Because of this funding, Texas A&M will remain on the forefront of disaster and terrorism preparedness. I'll fight to ensure this funding remains in the ...

ASEAN Regional Forum Mulls New Terrorism Defense Activities

Global Security Newswire - ‎Jul 22, 2009‎

The strategy calls on countries to step up their biological terrorism preparedness efforts and to better secure materials, equipment and knowledge that ...

Senate Reviews Emergency Safety for Seniors

Senior-Spectrum - Michael A. Piekarz - ‎Jul 6, 2009‎

Director Richard E. Besser, MD, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ...

Preparing the Americas: The Outlook for 2009's Emergency Threats

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎19 hours ago‎

... Director, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Acting Director, ...

NYC health chief appointed CDC director

United Press International - ‎May 15, 2009‎

The acting CDC director, Dr. Rich Besser, who has led the center's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response for four years, ...

New CDC director an activist in public health Los Angeles Times see all 729 news articles »

 

 

CDC releases guidance for long-term care on swine flu infection

McKnight's Long Term Care News - ‎4 hours ago‎

Create a list of local, regional, or state emergency preparedness groups. Include both bio-terrorism/communicable disease coordinators on the list. ...

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Reuters - ‎Apr 23, 2009‎

Moreover, much of that progress is attributable to the Hospital Preparedness Program," the center's experts wrote. But the report, available at ...

US Hospitals Show Greater Levels Of Emergency Preparation RedOrbit

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UC Davis Experts: Swine Flu

UC Davis - ‎Apr 28, 2009‎

He was medical director of the Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness Program for the state of California and currently, as medical adviser to the state ...

Southwest Florida hospitals taking precautions for swine flu

Naples Daily News - ‎Apr 27, 2009‎

In Florida, public health officials at the county level were given the directive several years ago to develop pandemic flu preparedness response plans. ...

Antiterrorism Training Helped Prepare US for Swine Flu, Expert Says

Global Security Newswire - ‎Apr 29, 2009‎

Extensive biological terrorism preparedness training helped US health workers prepare for a deadly swine flu outbreak now spreading across North America and ...

Health departments ready for swine flu

Macomb Daily Journal - ‎Apr 28, 2009‎

Western Illinois University has a pandemic preparedness and response plan that can be viewed online at wiu.edu/rmep/plans.php. The state health department ...

Northwest Arkansas FACES

Northwest Arkansas Times - ‎Mar 8, 2009‎

... a 48-foot trailer to Washington Regional Medical Center to be used as a supply storage unit as part of the hospital's emergency preparedness plan. ...

Dr. Besser to serve as interim head of two federal agencies

AAP News (subscription) - ‎Feb 27, 2009‎

He comes to the positions after serving as director of the CDC’s Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. ...

Obama taps preparedness chief to head CDC

Canada.com - ‎Feb 13, 2009‎

Besser has been director of the Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, which is responsible for public health emergency ...

$2.5 Million Federal Grant For Texas State Health Services Group
Anahuac Progress, TX - Feb 11, 2009
FEMA leads and supports the nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, ...

Minnesota Nurses Association and Allina Hospitals and Clinics ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Feb 10, 2009
... health and safety of nurses and other system issues in the event of a natural disaster, catastrophic event, pandemic illness or response to terrorism. ...

Hospital personnel get training
Emery County Progress, UT - Jan 27, 2009
Eleven Castleview Hospital leaders recently completed homeland security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. ...
Local responders receive homeland security training Times-Standard

CDC's preparedness chief named acting director
CIDRAPMN - Jan 27, 2009
Jan 27, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Richard E. Besser, MD, who formerly directed terrorism preparedness and emergency response at the Centers for Disease Control ...

CDC Emergency Preparedness Director Now in Charge
Occupational Health Safety, TX - Jan 26, 2009
Dr. Richard Besser, 49, director of CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, has been tapped to serve as acting director ...

Preparedness training
El Dorado Times, KS - Dec 30, 2008
The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and ...

Rockland receives $1 million grant for terrorism preparedness efforts
Mid-Hudson News, NY - Dec 12, 2008
NEW CITY – Rockland County has been awarded over $1 million from the State Homeland Security Program to support preparedness efforts in the event of ...

Hospital practices for quake
Redlands Daily Facts, CA - Nov 13, 2008
The Great Southern California ShakeOut hit Southern California today at approximately 10 am as part of the an earthquake preparedness activity that is said ...

DC Hospital Installs Radiation Detectors
RedOrbit, TX - Nov 5, 2008
"If they're contaminated and you don't know it, you've got another enormous problem," says Susan Eckert, who is in charge of nurse preparedness at the ...

Preparing for a pandemic
ENC Today, NC - Nov 1, 2008
"The answer really is preparedness," he said. "That's what we're trying to do here today." Keeping Marines and sailors healthy as they train for deployment, ...

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack: A Preventable Homeland ...
Hawaii Reporter, HI - Oct 22, 2008
Limited state preparedness for an EMP attack is especially dangerous given the inability of the US government, itself mostly unprepared for an EMP strike, ...

Terrorism, natural disasters, non-implementation of building bylaws
The Post, Pakistan - Oct 21, 2008
He said the purpose and functions of the Service are to maintain a sustainable preparedness to deal with emergencies; provide timely response, ...

Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack: A Preventable Homeland ...
Hawaii Reporter, HI - 17 hours ago
Limited state preparedness for an EMP attack is especially dangerous given the inability of the US government, itself mostly unprepared for an EMP strike, ...

ER Staffs: Gaps Exist In Hospital Preparedness For Dirty Bombs
Science Daily (press release) - Oct 16, 2008
Past chemical terrorism response training has put decontamination as a first priority. In addition to highlighting serious gaps in preparedness training, ...

Major Shortcomings in Hospital Readiness for Radiological Terrorism
DOTmed.com (press release), NY - Oct 14, 2008
"The study has clear implications for medical preparedness and response," said Dr. Becker. "There is a need for increased information and training on

Exclusive: The DHS National Biosurveillance Integration Center ...
Family Security Matters, NJ - Sep 30, 2008
The same is true for other cases in the Northeast - someone in the clinic or emergency department had to suspect an unusual illness was occurring before any ...

Emergency preparedness month enacted by council
News of Delaware County, PA - 1 hour ago
It delivers information on threats to security, severe weather, road closures by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on major highways and other ...

CDC Awards $24 Million for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Projects
Media Newswire (press release), NY - Sep 25, 2008
... to a pandemic involving influenza,” said Richard Besser, MD, Director of CDC′s Coordinating Center for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. ...
CDC awards money to Georgia for influenza Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Security exercises set for Straits of Mackinac
SooToday.com - Sep 4, 2008
The exercise, a culmination of a year of preparation by contingency preparedness staffs, will focus on multi-agency response to a hazardous-materials and ...

State Health Department encourages residents to “be prepared”
Norwalk Plus Magazine - 1 hour ago
In addition, the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program awarded Connecticut with $4.7 million for hospital preparedness. With this funding, the state continues ...

Hospital Preparation for Bioterror: A Medical and Biomedical ...
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL - Aug 12, 2008
Finally, if the intent is to encourage preparedness for all terrorism-induced disasters, these chapters should have discussed the agents and explosive ...

THIRD NATIONAL CONGRESS ON HEALTH SYSTEM READINESS
Trading Markets (press release), CA - Aug 11, 2008
Project Title American Medical Association (AMA) Third National Congress Background The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) of 2006 authorized ...

America’s Bioterrorism Nightmare
Family Security Matters, NJ - Jul 17, 2008
According to Jill Bellamy-Dorsey, who currently directs the Public Health Preparedness program for the European Homeland Security Association under the ...

American Hospital Management Company Appoints Gregory Ciottone, MD ...
PR Newswire (press release), NY - Jul 14, 2008
Today, he remains an integral part of the American counter-terrorism disaster preparedness program. In 2001, Dr. Ciottone became an Implementing Partner of ...

Nuclear Terror: Federal/Local Coordination Still a Challenge
HSToday, MD - Jun 30, 2008
Currently, the majority of the threat information received from the federal government has led first responders to focus terrorism preparedness on ...

Simulated emergency event test
Hope Star, AR - Jun 25, 2008
Medical Park Hospital will play their part in the Southwest Arkansas Regional Bio-terrorism preparedness event Thursday at Medical Park Hospital. ...

Nuclear Terror: Federal/Local Coordination Still a Challenge
HSToday, MD - Jun 30, 2008
Currently, the majority of the threat information received from the federal government has led first responders to focus terrorism preparedness on ...

Lockheed adds IT to services for CDC
Washington Technology, DC - Jun 23, 2008
The office provides strategic direction to the CDC for all terrorism preparedness and emergency response activities. It also manages the CDC Public Health ...

Pandemic preparedness faces test
Baltimore Sun, United States - Jun 18, 2008
Anne Arundel and Baltimore Washington medical centers will practice assessing a surge in patients to the emergency department, amid their own mock shortages ...

Volunteers train for disaster
MiamiHerald.com, FL - Jun 8, 2008
They went over topics including search and rescue techniques, community terrorism preparedness, basic triage skills and amateur radio communications. ...

The Local Role in Disaster Response: Lessons from Katrina and the ...
Heritage.org, DC - Jun 4, 2008
... served as policy and operation counselor to the Deputy Secretary and head of domestic terrorism preparedness in the US Department of Homeland Security. ...

The Crisis in Trauma, Emergency Health Care
HSToday, MD - May 13, 2008
Asked if the HHS’s Hospital Preparedness Program produced any discernable improvement in emergency care as a result of the nearly $3 billion HHS touts ...

US Hospitals Have No Capacity For Terror Attack, House Survey
Medical News Today, UK - May 8, 2008
"Complete breakdown in communications between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services." In October last year, ...

SRMC, SHS work together to prepare
Stuttgart Daily Leader, AR - Apr 22, 2008
... the Southeast Arkansas Regional Bio-Terrorism Preparedness Planning Committee members: DeWitt Hospital, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Ashley County ...

'Evacusled' devices help hospitals evacuate
DesMoinesRegister.com, IA - Apr 9, 2008
Some of the money for the equipment comes through the federally funded hospital preparedness program, which began in 2002. The money goes to help efforts at ...

Woman completes emergency training
The Republican - MassLive.com, MA - Mar 18, 2008
The advanced, hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from real-world incidents involving terrorism and/or ...

Five CMH responders finish disaster training
Cheboygan Daily Tribune (subscription), MI - Mar 13, 2008
Five Emergency Responders from Cheboygan Memorial Hospital recently completed Homeland Security training at the Center for Domestic Preparedness, ...

HSA conducts MCM training
Cayman Net News, Cayman Islands - Mar 6, 2008
The purpose of the programme was to ensure the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) or natural disaster within ...

Los Angeles Officials Say Community Groups Can Help in Pandemics ...
Voice of America - Mar 4, 2008
But Dr. Jonathan Fielding, public health director for Los Angeles County, says preparations are much the same for natural disasters and terrorism. ...

Lancaster Ohio PIOs Attend Homeland Security Training at the ...
Newswire Today (press release), UK - Feb 22, 2008
The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and ...

CDC: New Jersey doing well on terrorism, emergency preparedness
Newsday, NY - Feb 20, 2008
The report, which focuses on preparedness by the public health system, is the first such assessment since the 2001 terrorism attacks and a subsequent $5 ...

Emergency medical volunteers needed
The Daily Advertiser, LA - Feb 11, 2008
The new DHH LAVA Web site is funded through the National Hospital Bio-terrorism Preparedness grant and is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

SSI Makes its 12th Mission to Israel - Bringing America's First ...
PR Web (press release), WA - Feb 10, 2008
SSI offerings cover security and counter-terror awareness and operational training, threat assessment techniques; hospital emergency preparedness; ...

AFMC plans research centre to tackle bio terrorism
Pune NewslineIndia - Feb 5, 2008
AFMC would be one nodal centre and other is Army Hospital (Referral and Research), New Delhi. He was chairing a session on bio terrorism by the Dr DT Mourya ...

Proposed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Program ...
RMGH Health News, CA - Feb 2, 2008
The Center will encompass both bioterrorism and chemical terrorism preparedness and response. So it will be important to have the capacity to measure ...

Staging the Largest Terrorism-Response Drill in US History
Wired News - Jan 18, 2008
It's the highlight of Topoff 4, the largest emergency-preparedness drill in US history. Following an elaborate (and mostly classified) script, ...

Homeland Security Department Releases Response Framework
American Chronicle, CA - Jan 22, 2008
By Jim Kouri, CPP On Tuesday, January 22, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released their newly formulated National Response Framework (NRF), ...

New SSI Intelligence Training to Improve Homeland Security
PR Web (press release), WA - Jan 20, 2008
SSI offerings cover security and counter-terror awareness and operational training, threat assessment techniques; hospital emergency preparedness; ...

EMA planning second emergency preparedness exercise
South Alabamian, AL - Jan 16, 2008
The problem is a lack of funding from the Federal Department of Homeland Security. Roy Waite, the county EMA director, told the county commission Monday ...

Don't wait. Set a date. Resolve to be ready in 2008
Wilmington News Journal, OH, OH - Jan 10, 2008
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign and ODPS recommend following these three simple steps to help you and your family get prepared: ...

America's Bio-Terrorism Nightmare
International Analyst Network, NY - Dec 30, 2007
Phil Shenon, “Terrorism Drills Showed Lack of Preparedness, Report Says,” New York Times, December 19, 2003, Section A, Page 32, Column 1 9. ...

Military–Civilian Collaboration in Trauma Care and the Senior ...
New England Journal of Medicine (subscription), MA - Dec 26, 2007
The United States twenty-year experience with bombing incidents: implications for terrorism preparedness and medical response. J Trauma 2005;59:1436-1444. ..

Preparedness News - 2007

The Resilient Society
City Journal, NY - Dec 30, 2007
Effective preparedness requires the expansion of both international and domestic syndromic surveillance systems monitoring such things as hospital

HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Members of the National Biodefense ...
Earthtimes, UK - Dec 17, 2007
Authorized by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, the board is holding its first meeting today and tomorrow in Washington. ...

Culpeper Regional Hospital Elevates Emergency Preparedness Through ...
PR.com (press release), NY - Dec 13, 2007
A key component for emergency preparedness, VisualDx includes disease management and therapy for common conditions as well as the differential diagnoses for ...

Emergency Preparations Topic at Hospital Medical Meeting
Voices, CT - Nov 29, 2007
Mr. McGuire recently spoke at a Medical Town Meeting sponsored by Danbury Hospital, Just in Case: Emergency Incident and Disaster Preparedness, ...

Abkhazia: Philosophy of PCDCP Program
AbkhaziaCA - Nov 25, 2007
The Center will encompass both bioterrorism and chemical terrorism preparedness and response. So it will be important to have the capacity to measure ...

Medics Lend Hand In Topoff 4 Exercise
Pacific News Center - USA
Topoff 4 is a Congressionally mandated, terrorism preparedness exercise, involving top officials at every level of government, as well as representatives ...
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"Dirty Bomb" Drill Completed
Firehouse.com (subscription) - Oct 18, 2007
Topoff is short for "Top Officials," a biennial terrorism-preparedness exercise mandated by Congress after the sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in the ...

Norovirus Activity—United States, 2006-2007
Journal of American Medical Association (subscription), IL -
Oct 9, 2007
M Davies, MD, Coordinating Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response; J Vinjé, PhD, MA Widdowson, VetMB, Div of Viral Diseases, ...

Study of bioterror agents adds to risk
Los Angeles Times, CA - Oct 3, 2007
The incidents include the potential exposure of 12 laboratory workers to live anthrax bacteria after an incorrect sample was sent to Children's Hospital ...

Philosophy of PCDCP Program
AbkhaziaCA - Sep 22, 2007
The Center will encompass both bioterrorism and chemical terrorism preparedness and response. So it will be important to have the capacity to measure ...

Are we ready for another 9/11?
North County TimesCA - Sep 11, 2007
... plane crashing into the plant wouldn't cause a nuclear explosion and that the facility's earthquake preparations would help it withstand an air assault. ...

Exercise Vigilant Shield '08 slated for October
All American Patriots (press release), Sweden - Aug 31, 2007
VS-08 will be conducted concurrent with Top Officials 4 (TOPOFF 4), the nation’s premier exercise of terrorism preparedness sponsored by the Department of ...

Vermont Audit Finds Mis-Spent Bio Terrorism Money
WCAX, VT - Aug 25, 2007
The Vermont Health Department says it has received about $5.7 million since 2001 for three programs, including hospital preparedness for a surge of patients ...

Major emergency drill planned at SVMH
The Salinas Californian, CA - Aug 20, 2007
The drill tests the emergency preparedness of hospital staff in the event of a disaster. The scenario for tomorrow’s drill is an 8.5 magnitude earthquake ...

Hospitals practice alertness to stamp out terror
Edmond Sun, OK - Aug 6, 2007
To learn more about preparedness against terrorism, visit the Department of Homeland Security Web site at www.dhs.gov/index.shtm.

24-hour excercise draws 250 for hands- on work
Ventura County Star (subscription), CA - Jul 26, 2007
The tent, one of several purchased with federal grants for disaster and terrorism preparedness, came out of its box for the first time Wednesday so ...

Data on Hospital Training for Response to Terrorism-Related Diseases
Medscape (subscription) - Apr 30, 2007
"Hospitals with Joint Commission accreditation were more likely to provide terrorism preparedness training to all types of clinical staff (staff physicians, ...

Recommendations on Handling CV Effects of Bioterrorism and ...
Medscape (subscription) -
Mar 23, 2007
As well, the CDC maintains a free registry providing clinicians with real-time information about terrorism preparedness and what to look for in terms of ...

US struggles with bioterror defenses
Sacramento Bee, CA - Mar 10, 2007
He oversees the Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. The government began awarding money for bioterrorism preparedness in 1999, ...

EMS and Medical Surveillance
EMS Magazine, MD - Feb 8, 2007
Terrorism preparedness has become a reality. Many EMS systems have made changes to improve their responses to terrorism that have also improved their daily ...

CDC practices for the ‘Big One‘
The Benton Crier, IA - Feb 5, 2007
"What we learned from this is we have to practice," said Dr. Richard Besser, director of the CDC‘s Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and ...

CDC tests pandemic readiness in drill that pretends bird flu cases ...
Canada.com, Canada - Feb 4, 2007
Moving the drugs early, while truck drivers are healthy and relative calm prevails, would be easiest, says Besser, director of terrorism preparedness and ...

CDC practices for the 'Big One'
Houston Chronicle, TX - Feb 1, 2007
"What we learned from this is we have to practice," said Dr. Richard Besser, director of the CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and ...

In first large pandemic flu drill, CDC practices for the 'Big One ...
San Diego Union Tribune, CA - Feb 1, 2007
“What we learned from this is we have to practice,” said Dr. Richard Besser, director of the CDC's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and ...

Preparedness News - 2006

Experience Proves to be the Best Teacher When Planning Terrorism ...
Infection Control Today, AZ - Jan 25, 2007
That’s what South Dakota Department of Health (SDDOH) decision-makers found when they ran their first statewide terrorism preparedness exercise in 2006 ...

CDC rates hospital bioterrorism preparedness
CIDRAPMN - Dec 11, 2006
... "This study presents baseline data for terrorism preparedness training, with respect to various hospital characteristics, to help inform emergency physicians ...

Officials prepare for pandemic flu
Duncan Banner, OK - Nov 19, 2006
... Nurse with the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s Terrorism Preparedness and Response ... much as 50 percent, along with an increase in hospital admissions of ...

Lessons for US on mass- casualty situations
Indianapolis Star, United States - Nov 19, 2006
... It is the only hospital in Israel with such an underground infrastructure and ... the WGRH with the aim of developing our city's terrorism preparedness strategies.


Homeland Security - Emergencies & Disasters: Preparing America

In the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster or other large-scale emergency, the Department of Homeland Security will assume primary responsibility on March 1st for ensuring that emergency response professionals are prepared for any situation. This will entail providing a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to any large-scale crisis and mounting a swift and effective recovery effort. The new Department will also prioritize the important issue of citizen preparedness. Educating America's families on how best to prepare their homes for a disaster and tips for citizens on how to respond in a crisis will be given special attention at DHS.

Planning & Prevention

Fact Sheet: National Incident Management System (NIMS)

National Incident Management System (NIMS) establishes standardized incident management processes, protocols, and procedures that all responders--Federal, state, tribal, and local--will use to coordinate and conduct response actions. Learn about NIMS and download the document.

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Fact Sheet: National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Download the National Incident Management System (NIMS) (PDF, 152 pages - 7.6MB)

U. S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge today announced approval of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), (PDF, 152 pages - 7.6MB) the Nation's first standardized management approach that unifies Federal, state, and local lines of government for incident response.  

Are Hospitals Our Weakest Link?  -   August 1, 2004   By Jeff Aldridge & Phillip Launt
"When dealing with bioterrorism, hospitals are starting to rise to the challenges of Homeland Security, yet obstacles remain."   This article is the featured cover story in the August 2004 issue of "Access Control" magazine.  SAI's Jeff Aldridge & Phillip Launt report on the present state of hospital readiness in the US.  In a post 9/11 world, hospitals must have the ability to mount an effective response to terrorism and mass casualties.

SAI - Hospital NBC Terrorism Preparedness Audio Conference

NBC Terrorism Conference Agends & Program Materials

Disaster Management Advisory

Security Assessments International, Inc. hosts a nationwide audioconference to help hospitals prepare for acts of nuclear, chemical or biological terrorism and meet JACHO standards for an all-hazards approach to disaster preparedness.   Conference to air on January 22, 2003 at 2:00 PM EST.

 

 


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