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NCRP 138: Reliable Guidance for Radiation Emergencies

In an era when terrorist attacks involving weapons of mass destruction including radiation weapons represent a clear and present danger decision makers are turning to a useful document for guidance in formulating their what if contingency plans

Ludwig Benner: The Father of Modern HAZMAT Thinking?

In the late 1960 8217 s far too many firefighters were dying in the line of duty when the fires were fighting involved hazardous materials One man Ludwig Benner realized that changes were needed both in the way firefighters were being trained and in the

SNL and Merlin: A New Way to Look at Decontamination

The war against bioterrorism moves forward 8211 at less than flank speed 8211 from the water based decon agents of the 1990s to faster and much more effective peroxide based solutions that can be used to deactivate biological pathogens and TICs as well as the CW agents

The North Shore – LIJ Approach to Patient Decontamination

“Train everybody to do decon [decontamination],” says Frank Califano, safety services specialist assigned to Network Emergency Management for the North Shore – LIJ Health System in Long Island, N.Y. “Everybody includes security guards, pharmacists, dieticians, and folks from the environmental services. It takes a lot of people to set up

EMS in the Fire Service – A New Trend in Patient Care

Tomorrow 8217 s fire departments will still fight the flames first But then they will have otherburning problems to cope with 8211 chemical spills for example and a fast growing spectrum of biological hazards now available over the counter or at the local ter

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Article Out Loud – Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

  Full article by Charles Guddemi and Catherine Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 3, 2024. In this featured article, the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency’s statewide interoperability coordinator and the editor of Domestic Preparedness highlight the key takeaways from a 2024 interoperability

Article Out Loud – Emergency Management Goes to the Hill

  Full article by Kay C. Goss and Catherine L. Feinman, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, two attendees of a Senate briefing on “The State of Emergency Management” discuss the assistance needs of emergency managers working behind the scenes to ensure

Article Out Loud – The Evolution of Homeland Security Higher Education

  Full article by Heather Issvoran, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 27, 2024. In this featured article, the director of strategic communications for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security describes how homeland security education expanded after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, to ensure that

Article Out Loud – April 2024 Eclipse – Moving From Planning Into Operations

  Full article by Laurel J. Radow, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, a member of the American Astronomical Society Solar Eclipse Task Force shares an operational checklist for communities that will experience a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. Eclipse event

Article Out Loud – Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

  Full article by Heather McGaffin, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 13, 2024. In this featured article, the director of The Office of Unified Communications in Washington, DC, provides a glimpse inside emergency communications centers and the strategic planning needed to ensure that someone is always there

Article Out Loud – Amateurs of Action – The Women of Radio

Full article by Desiree Baccus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, March 6, 2024.In this featured article, a public relations committee member for the National Association for Amateur Radio describes how volunteers are transforming emergency preparedness with an inclusive, diverse movement of impactful community engagement. Talented operators nationwide prove

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