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  • Emergency medicine specialist: U.S. preparedness falls short

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am

    Emergency medicine specialist: U.S. preparedness falls short When it comes to preparedness for a biological attack or natural outbreak, U.S. readiness has improved, but is “not quite there,” Carl Herman Schultz told BioPrepWatch on Tuesday. Schultz is the Disaster Medical Services director, the EMS and Disaster Medical … Read More »

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  • Xenex secures $25 million for R&D, expansion

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am

    Xenex secures $25 million for R&D, expansion Xenex Disinfection Services said on Tuesday that it had secured $25 million in new funding to help increase product development, international expansion and sales in the U.S. Xenex, an automated environmental disinfection technology company, also said the funding included continued … Read More »

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  • FEMA seeking applicants to serve on National Advisory Council

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am

    FEMA seeking applicants to serve on National Advisory Council The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking applicants to serve on its National Advisory Council (NAC). The NAC advises the FEMA administrator on areas involving emergency management strategies, plans and frameworks. The council was created to help ensure … Read More »

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  • Countries in the Americas to use Ebola outbreak to improve coordination, preparedness

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am

    Countries in the Americas to use Ebola outbreak to improve coordination, preparedness During a meeting of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) executive board on Sunday, representatives from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged the international community to heed lessons from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. PAHO representatives said the outbreak … Read More »

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  • Canada conducts Ebola rapid response team training

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am

    Canada conducts Ebola rapid response team training Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s chief public health officer, met with provincial health officials in New Brunswick on Friday to discuss and plan for Ebola and other potential medical outbreaks. Dr. Eilish Cleary, chief medical officer of health for the province, … Read More »

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  • WHO selects Moeti as Africa regional director

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am

    WHO selects Moeti as Africa regional director The executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed Matshidiso Moeti as the regional director for Africa, the organization announced Tuesday. Moeti was nominated by public health care professionals of the 47 member nations of the African Regional … Read More »

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  • Jakab to continue as WHO regional director for Europe

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am

    Jakab to continue as WHO regional director for Europe The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Tuesday that its executive board has selected Zsuzsanna Jakab to continue in her role as the regional director for Europe. Jakab was nominated by health ministers from the European Regional Committee representing 53 nations. … Read More »

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  • Envoy: U.S. teamwork with other nations key to fighting terrorism

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am

    Envoy: U.S. teamwork with other nations key to fighting terrorism Fighting terrorism globally requires partnerships with other countries, Tina Kaidanow, U.S. ambassador-at-large and coordinator for counterterrorism, said on Monday. Kaidanow said terrorist group Al-Qaeda’s power has diminished in recent years through loss of leadership. However, other groups are taking up … Read More »

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  • Noblis planning Reston move in 2016

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am

    Noblis planning Reston move in 2016 Noblis, Inc. plans to relocate its headquarters to Reston, Virginia, by the fall of 2016, the company said Friday. Noblis, a nonprofit science, technology and strategy service provider, said it signed a lease with The JBG Companies for a 160,000-square-foot … Read More »

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  • LAFD’s Wordin featured in First Responder spotlight

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am

    LAFD’s Wordin featured in First Responder spotlight Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Andrew Wordin was featured on the First Responder website Friday. Wordin has been a member of the First Responder Resource Group (FRRG) for five years. During that time, he has advised the organization on … Read More »

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  • Air Force awards $9.9 million contract to Cubic

    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am

    Air Force awards $9.9 million contract to Cubic Mission Support Services, a division under Cubic Corp., was awarded an approximately $9.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for support operations in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), the company announced Monday. The company will support the AFRL’s … Read More »

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  • WHO official urges improved global preparedness

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am

    WHO official urges improved global preparedness During a special session of the United Nations’ (UN) Executive Board on Ebola on Sunday, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan stressed the need for improved global preparedness measures. During the meeting, the executive board recognized the outbreak is … Read More »

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  • MEMA opens online registration for conference

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am

    MEMA opens online registration for conference The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is accepting online registrations for the Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, set to take place April 21 and 22. The conference brings emergency response professionals, managers, first responders, business leaders and education professionals … Read More »

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  • Argon’s PlumeSIM CBRN system honored for innovation

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am

    Argon’s PlumeSIM CBRN system honored for innovation The chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) and hazardous materials (hazmat) training-systems company Argon Electronics said on Friday that it won a “Highly Commended” award for innovation. The company’s PlumeSIM CBRN training system’s performance in the United Kingdom led to it … Read More »

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  • CommandWear, Pebble create smartwatch for emergency response

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am

    CommandWear, Pebble create smartwatch for emergency response CommandWear Systems (CWS) said on Thursday that it’s rolling out a new smartwatch that features the company’s situational awareness and multimedia platform. The watch’s hardware has been developed by Pebble, a smartwatch manufacturer. CWS’ application “Communicator” is tailored to emergency … Read More »

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