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Shielding Communities: Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards

  As public health preparedness and response efforts evolved from their initial bioterrorism roots to take on an “all hazards” approach, the public health consequences of natural hazards have come fully into focus for governmental public health entities. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines natural hazards as “environmental phenomena that have the potential to impact societies and the human environment,” with some examples including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and severe winter storms. FEMA’s 2023 National…

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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

Emergency managers public health officials and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness but what about mental fitness Without focused mental agility in even one of the emergency management phases mistakes or subpar performance are likely Learn about this author s new acronym that can help prioritize mental
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Protecting Infrastructure – Cyber, Physical, and EMP Attacks

Imagine 3 500 spiders each with their own style getting together to create a giant web That s how this author describes the U S power grid and the complexities related to protecting the nation s critical infrastructure from cyber physical and electromagnetic pulse attacks

The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen community resilience as participants gather to focus on building interoperability within and between jurisdictions

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CBRN Response Capabilities and Identified Gaps

Despite advancements in field identification and classification of substances with advanced instrumentation and tools there is still a response gap regarding the proper decontamination of

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Shielding Communities: Public Health Strategies for Natural Hazards

  As public health preparedness and response efforts evolved from their initial bioterrorism roots to take on an “all hazards” approach, the public health consequences of natural hazards have come fully into focus for governmental public health entities. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines natural hazards as “environmental phenomena that have the potential to impact societies and the human environment,” with some examples including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, and severe winter storms. FEMA’s 2023 National…

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