of emergency and crisis management. It provides a learning environment with experience in multiple
areas of biomedical sciences and healthcare.
Using web-based video conferencing software, students and instructors have the choice to attend
our lectures in person or participate virtually, in real time. Click to view a demo virtual class
The Integrator – Volume 15 is available for download
The latest edition of The Integrator (Vol. 15), an information bulletin from the National Preparedness Division of DHS/FEMA Region I, addresses current preparedness issues, activities, and events in Region I.
Highlights from this volume include the following:
· Letter from the FPC – Russ Webster
· Boston Marathon Bombings and City Lockdown
· Welcome to the new Deputy Division Director
· NOAA-NWS StormReady Supporters
· Much more.
HEM Partner SirenGPS Launches On-line Funding Campaign
SirenGPS is a start-up working to improve emergency communication and response. Our emergency communication and management software, Siren Emergency, is designed to help schools, hospitals and communities get first responders on the scene faster by connecting your smartphone to emergency services. A free application on your phone lets you share your location with local emergency services that subscribe to Siren Emergency. A paid upgrade to our free application, Siren Safety Circle, lets you share your information and communicate with the people who care about you, connecting friends and family to each other in an emergency.
Visit the SirenGPS Funding page on Indiegogo for more information about SirenGPS.
BU HEM Student Class of 2013, Josh Marguiles, was officially named Mt. Auburn Hospital’s Environmental Safety Officer
He is tasked with maintaing the emergency management plan and COOP planning along with other EH&S duties. He begins work this month.
Joshua graduated from Northeastern University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Human Services. From 2010 – 2013 Joshua worked as an Emergency Management Consultant with Risk Solutions International. He resides in Cambridge, MA.
Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Dr. Dan Hanfling, February 28th, 2013:
Randy Hunt interviews J.J. Burke from the Sandwich Fire Department about school safety in Sandwich
BU HEM Director Interviewed on Active Shooter Psyche
Dr. Kevin “Kip” Thomas was interviewed by two major Boston news stations on the active shooter psyche, and the importance of incident management.
BU HEM Prepares for Mock Active Shooter Exercise
The week of Dec 17th, Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management will be conducting a joint public/private sector Active Shooter exercise, entitled Operation “Aurora’s Legacy” at the Boston University Medical Campus. This is a continuation of our research into Active Shooter incidents. The exercise involves several private sector businesses testing new active shooter mitigation technologies. The exercise is being used as both a learning tool and an academic endeavor as students from both the Methods of Incident Command System class and Medical; Death Legal Investigation classes will participate as part of their final examinations. Stay tuned to the HEM Website, Facebook and Twitter pages for exercise video and pictures in the coming weeks.
BU HEM Director edited book named book of the month for January 2012
In a book that BU HEM Director Kip Thomas edited, Rebuilding Sustainable Communities with Vulnerable Populations after the Cameras Have Gone: A Worldwide Study the volume focuses on the status of the elderly and the disabled after disasters globally as well as the challenges of post-earthquake rebuilding in Haiti. It has been named book of the month for January 2012, selected by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (United Kingdom).
Boston University Senior Distinguished Scholar and Biochemist Dr. Samuel Bogoch visits BU HEM
Boston University HEM at Canada’s National Capitol Special Operations Symposium
Healthcare Emergency Management in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy:
Changes in cycles of global climate, physics of hazards and exponential advances in technologies have caused the world to respond to disasters in different ways today than it previously had.
As the world changes, so too do our existing and emerging social norms.
Acknowledging the growing recognition of collective and interdependent/interdisciplinary action in disaster preparedness.
Practice Makes Perfect – BU HEM Students Applying Skills Learned in the Field
September 20: Lessons Learned from the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011
HEM Alumni Spotlight
Simon was recently hired by the Environmental Health and Safety Department and the Department of Emergency Management at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Simon’s role requires him to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, manage hazardous materials and aid in the management of the hospital’s emergency operations plan. Simon writes, “The Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management program has given me the skills and confidence to excel in the emergency management environment. The diverse HEM faculty brings knowledge of law enforcement, military service, fire science, prehospital care and disaster medicine to the classroom, giving students an unparalleled view of emergency management through the eyes of the practitioner. Through its unique blend of rigorous classroom instruction and hands-on fieldwork, the HEM program helped me build highly marketable skills that led directly to finding my dream healthcare emergency management job.”