Gregory T. Banner Ebola Resource List

October 24th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

A New England Regional Emergency Coordinator of the US Dpt of Health and Human Services, ASPR/OEM, Gregory T. Banner, compiled the following list of the major websites with compendiums of the Ebola resources being produced. – October 15, 2014

US DHHS National Library of Medicine Ebola Resource page
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html
Compendium of Links to Other Organizations – US GOV and Other Countries

US DHHS PHE.GOV Site
http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/default.aspx
Links to US Government Resources and Guidance Documents

US DHHS CDC Ebola Information Page
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html
Multiple Guidance Documents for Health Care Providers and Others
Case Definitions
Transportation Information and Guidance
PPE
Fatality Management

US Dpt of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Ebola Information
https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ebola/index.html

USAID
http://www.usaid.gov
International Response
West Africa Situation Reports

Updates 10/27

HHS Administration for Children and Families has released Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs.

Rx Response Pharmacist Resources for Ebola
http://www.rxresponse.org/during-disasters/ebola-resources

CDC Ebola guidance

October 24th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

The CDC offers guidance for EMS systems responding to suspected Ebola cases. – October 1, 2014

Emergencymgmt.com: evacuating people with disabilities

October 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized

Deborah Hayes and Emergencymgmt.com with tips for planning for the evacuation needs of disabled persons. – September 29, 2014

Yale Tulane Special Ebola Report Oct 2014

October 24th, 2014 in Ebola, Public Health

In light of the rise in Ebola Epidemic in West Africa, Yale-Tulane ESF-8 Planning and Response Program has produced a special report. This report has been compiled entirely from open source materials. Alumni, graduate students from Tulane and Yale, and members of Team Rubicon have assisted in putting this report together. – October 3, 2014

IT News story on Dunkin’ Donuts

October 24th, 2014 in Public Health

IT News has a brief story on how Dunkin’ Donuts watches out for its employees.

Security InfoWatch news letter

October 24th, 2014 in Public Health

Security InfoWatch news letter had three articles of interest for Emergency Managers this week:

Information Sharing: Are We Safer?

October 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized

Richard A. Spires discusses the progress we have made in federal information sharing since the 9/11 attacks in this fcw.com piece.

Fema to Hire 700 CORE personnel

July 9th, 2013 in Uncategorized

FEMA is apparently going to fill 700 CORE (Cadre of Response/Recovery Employees) positions over the next few months. Click here for the article on Emergency Management.com.

Current postings are at www.usajobs.gov. Search on “Emergency Management” to see the entire list.

Crowdsourcing video surveillance can work both ways

May 16th, 2013 in Uncategorized

From GCN.com:

There is some irony involved when crowdsourcing for situational awareness involves gathering data directly from those being watched.

Take Occupy D.C., part of the Occupy movement, an international protest against social and economic inequality. Participants in Occupy D.C. inhabited McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza from October 2011 until they were evicted in February 2012. The U.S. Park Police used video footage supplied by Occupy D.C. to monitor the group, David Mulholland, commander of Technology Services for the Park Police, said during a session at the GovSec conference in Washington, D.C.

Read more at GCN.

The Integrator – Volume 15 is available for download

May 9th, 2013 in Uncategorized

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.