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  • Report analyzes EU CBRN threat response capabilities

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am

    Report analyzes EU CBRN threat response capabilities The recently released “Mapping Report on the Legal, Institutional, and Operative Framework Concerning Response to CBRN Threats in Italy and in other 10 EU Member States” identifies and analyzes the institutional and legal framework governing EU member states’ response to … Read More »

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  • Wisconsin county approves pre-alerting program for first responders

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am

    Wisconsin county approves pre-alerting program for first responders The board of a 911 center in Dane County, Wisconsin, announced the approval on Wednesday of a pre-alerting program to shorten dispatch times for serious emergencies. The program would consider additional emergencies to be rapid-dispatch emergencies. The 911 center currently … Read More »

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  • Army develops smartphone bioterror detection system

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am

    Army develops smartphone bioterror detection system A team of researchers under the U.S. Army’s Research Development and Engineering Command recently developed a biological and chemical detection system that sends information to a soldier’s smartphone. The researchers developed volatile organic compound strips that work with a device … Read More »

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  • Stat Ambulance Service to provide free EMT training

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am

    Stat Ambulance Service to provide free EMT training Stat Ambulance Service, the 911 provider for the town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, announced on Thursday that it would provide 150 hours of free emergency medical technician classes to firefighters facing layoffs in Fall River. The training will be given free … Read More »

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  • Carnegie Mellon’s SEI announces wireless emergency alerts best practices

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am

    Carnegie Mellon’s SEI announces wireless emergency alerts best practices Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) recently announced a series of wireless emergency alerts (WEA) best practices for alert originators. In addition to the WEA development, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, SEI … Read More »

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  • Toronto disaster management conference scheduled for June

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am

    Toronto disaster management conference scheduled for June The World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) will take place on June 15-18 in Toronto, Ontario, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference seeks to provide solution discovery, exchange of ideas and networking opportunities for individuals in crisis communications, … Read More »

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  • DTRA seeks to lighten protective uniform against biothreats

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am

    DTRA seeks to lighten protective uniform against biothreats Researchers with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency recently announced a new understanding of conjugated polymers with biocidal and sensing capabilities, which could result in lighter, more protective uniforms for soldiers. The team, which was funded by the DTRA’s Chemical and … Read More »

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  • Biodetection Technologies readies 22nd Detection Technologies conference

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am

    Biodetection Technologies readies 22nd Detection Technologies conference Biodetection Technologies’s 22nd conference in its Detection Technologies conference series is set to review feedback from the end-users on biodefense and biomedical technologies and explore the cutting edge in research and development and commercializations efforts in the field. The internationally … Read More »

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  • Emergent BioSolutions’ BioThrax receives orphan drug designation for PEP

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:05 am

    Emergent BioSolutions’ BioThrax receives orphan drug designation for PEP Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., announced on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted orphan drug designation to BioThrax for post-exposure prophylaxis of anthrax disease from exposure to Bacillus anthracis. The FDA gives orphan status to biologics and drugs being … Read More »

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  • Eagleson Institute announces annual Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures Colloquium

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am

    Eagleson Institute announces annual Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures Colloquium The Eagleson Institute recently announced that it will hold the Preventing and Treating Biological Exposures Colloquium on June 8-10 in Providence, R.I. All occupational medicine, infectious disease and emergency physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, occupational health nurses and biosafety professionals … Read More »

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  • Sandia develops pocket-sized anthrax detector

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am

    Sandia develops pocket-sized anthrax detector A credit-card sized anthrax detector developed by Sandia National Laboratories was recently licensed to a small business and may make anthrax testing faster, easier, safer and cheaper. Melissa Finley, a scientist with Sandia’s International Biological Threat Reduction Program, helped to … Read More »

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  • Texas training center could receive $15 million for active shooter training

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am

    Texas training center could receive $15 million for active shooter training U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked Congress on Tuesday to authorize $15 million in federal funds to support a Texas program that would train officers to respond to active shooter situations. The San Marcos-based Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement … Read More »

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  • National Biodefense Science Board adds six new members

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am

    National Biodefense Science Board adds six new members The National Biodefense Science Board (NBSB) will soon add six experts to provide advice and guidance to HHS’ assistant secretary for preparedness and response and to the HHS secretary on preventing, preparing for and responding to adverse health effects of … Read More »

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  • State of Washington posts hiring notice for state exercise program manager

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am

    State of Washington posts hiring notice for state exercise program manager The State of Washington Military Department is hiring a state exercise program manager to work full-time in Pierce County, according to a hiring notice posted on Thursday on iaem.com. The manager would work under the direction of the exercise and … Read More »

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  • Nomination period begins for 2014 DHS resilience award

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am

    Nomination period begins for 2014 DHS resilience award The Department of Homeland Security announced on Thursday that the nomination period has begun for the 2014 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience, which recognizes leadership in fostering resilience during the previous year. Resilience is considered the ability to adapt … Read More »

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