Play Ball: Game Time for Emergency Preparedness

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. –Yogi Berra (former American Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager)Spring has sprung, which has a very

Anatomy of a Bioterrorist Attack

Many homeland-security professionals have warned that a bioterrorist attack not only could be more devastating, and longer-lasting, than a nuclear attack, but is also more probable. Moreover, the biowarfare capabilities of international terrorists have increased significantly in recent years. But so have U.S. detection and response capabilities and equipment. In short, the “Great Race” has already started; when, where, and how it will end, though, is still far from certain.

Dispensing a Higher Health Care Role to Pharmacists

U.S. doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals are the best in the world – also among the most overworked. Fortunately, a greater share of the workload can be assumed by another highly trained & well educated group of medical professionals, the nation’s pharmacists – who also will play a key role in coping with pandemics and other mass-casualty incidents and events.

A Quick Return on Investments in Food Safety

Question: Does a sausage leave a fingerprint? Answer: Well, yes, sort of – but not one detectable by the naked eye. Read here to find out how CDC, the APHL, PulseNet, and epidemiologists from five mid-Atlantic states worked hand-in-glove (literally) to crack “The Dangerous Case of the Fermented Sausage” in record time.

Dollars and Sense: Budgeting for Emergency Services

What is both fair and equitable? What is legally permissible? And how much of the total cost should be paid by the community at large? Those are but three of the difficult questions facing firefighters, EMS providers, and public officials as they seek to save lives, provide the public services traditionally expected, and keep costs from spiraling completely out of control.

FINAL REPORT: Special Event Planning

Compelling information for responders, receivers, planners, and managers. This report focuses on the importance of training and preparing for a large-scale disaster during a special event. Audio links included.

Lessons Learned: Biosecurity and Food Safety

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services), the food and agriculture sector

Public Health: Assessing the Hazards & Vulnerabilities

The first priority of would-be “problem solvers” should be to find out, in as much detail as possible, exactly what the problem is. That is particularly true, it says here, in dealing with major and extremely complicated problems involving, and quite possibly jeopardizing, the continued good health of thousands of innocent victims of poisoned or contaminated food.

TRANSCAER Rolls Out Nationwide Safety Training Tour

TRANSCAER® has launched a nationwide Anhydrous Ammonia Training Tour, designed to educate and train officials in 27 states across the country on effective emergency responses to anhydrous ammonia incidents.
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