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Updated Ebola Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the InterAgency Board recently published or updated four procedural documents aimed at keeping first responders safe from Ebola exposure during the course of their duties. continued

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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Amends Fire Assistance Grant Program
  • Pediatric Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
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October 23, 2014 PDF 266 KB
Canadian Attacks Labeled “Terrorist Acts”, Houston Fire Department Moves to Tablets, Stress Management in the Emergency Services, Emergency Services Sector Resilience Development Webinar Series.
October 16, 2014 PDF 388 KB
Responding to Carbon Monoxide Calls, Self-Dispatching and Freelancing in Firefighting, Updated Pandemic Inluenza Response Framework, Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Webinar.
October 9, 2014 PDF 258 KB
Distracted Driving a Problem for First Responders, New First Responder Crude Oil Reference Guide, Cyber Security Month and the Internet of Things, Changes to Ground Ambulance Equipment List.
October 2, 2014 PDF 287 KB
Emergency Medical Services Crew Isolated After Transporting Ebola Patient, FBI Releases Report on Active Shooter Events, Webinar: Cylinder Inspections and Safety, Fire Prevention Week: Focus on Smoke Alarms.

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September 25, 2014 PDF 266 KB
Prepping the Fire Station for Cold Weather, Influenza Season Starting Soon, Theft of Emergency Vehicle Equipment, 911 Profile Database Open for 2013 Data
September 18, 2014 PDF 297 KB
USFA Partners with the International Association of Fire Chiefs for Webinar, Department of Homeland Security SAVER Program Goes Online, Pennsylvania Officer Dies in Ambush Shooting, ISIS-Related Terror Plot Foiled in Australia
September 11, 2014 PDF 283 KB
Enterovirus 68 Hits Midwest Children Hard; Naloxone Use in Out-of-Hospital Settings; SERTC Offers Crude By Rail Response Course; Water Utilities/Public Health Webinar
September 4, 2014 PDF 276 KB
Napa County’s PIO Response to Earthquake; Tested Public Officials Share Lesson Learned; Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community Meeting
August 28, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Ebola Guidance for 9-1-1 and EMS Responders; FEMA’s PrepareAthon! Set for September 30th; WUI Wildfire Mitigation Desk Reference Guide; Westerners Joining Jihad: Implications for U.S.
August 22, 2014 PDF 172 KB
NIFC Statement on Hobby Drones at Wildfires, Feds Propose Rule Changes for Bakken Trains, New Toolkit Available: Texting for Public Health, Social Media in Emergency Management
August 14, 2014 PDF 172 KB
Bells Across America Honor Fallen Firefighters, Water Theft Puts Community in Danger, FEMA’s 2014 National Preparedness Report, Preventing Suicide in the Emergency Services
August 7, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Emergency Responder Health Surveillance; Ebola Spreads, American Patients Return Home; USGS Updates Earthquake Hazard Maps; New Website, Guide Helps Keep Schools Safe
July 31, 2014 PDF 170 KB
National Fire Academy EFOP Symposium; Autism Training Video for First Responders; NASA: Powerful 2012 Solar Storm a Near-Miss; Hospital Incident Command System Guidebook
July 24, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Study: Health and Safety Issues for Volunteers; Police Targeted in Ransomware Attacks; Tourniquet and Hemostatic Dressings Webinar; New Site Aids the Fight Against Metals Theft
July 17, 2014 PDF 169 KB
Hoarding May Have Contributed to NY LODD; Guide to Fire Adapted Communities Released; Firefighting and Rehab in the Heat of Summer; Webinar: Prehospital and Time-Sensitive Care
July 10, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Grant Program Targets Disaster Training; Recreational Water Illnesses Ruin Summer Fun; Social Media & School Violence Training for LE; New Blast Injury App for Medical Workers
July 3, 2014 PDF 188 KB
The “Alarming Truth” of Off-Campus Fires; High Court: Cell Phone Search Needs Warrant; New Tsunami Evacuation App for Pacific States; Aircraft “Lasing” Incidents on the Rise
June 26, 2014 PDF 185 KB
DHS Releases Sector Risk Snapshot; Hash Oil Training for First Responders; Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers; Officer Safety: Facebook and First Responders
June 19, 2014 PDF 215 KB
NFA Introduces Managing Officer Program; Emergency Communications and Disabilities; EPA Shares Water Utility Security Key Features; Transportation of Crude Oil by Rail Here to Stay
June 12, 2014 PDF 163 KB
National Fire Academy Pilot Course Openings; Campus Fire Safety Train-the-Trainer Seminar; Webinar Shows NG9-1-1 Lessons Learned; Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance Requested
June 5, 2014 PDF 170 KB
ATF Training Videos Look At Ventilation Flow; Course: Fire Response with Limited Staffing; Joplin Hospital Takes Steps to Harden Facility; Vetting Tool for Cellphone and Mobile Apps
May 29, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Tropical Illness Makes its Way to United States; Federal Collaborations in EMS Webinar June 2; Hurricane Season Begins June 1; Millions Killed in Delaware Highway Crash
May 22, 2014 PDF 171 KB
Growing Drought Brings Dust Storms, Fires; Legal Aspects of Public Health Emergencies; The Power of Homeowners to be Fire Adapted; U.S. Indicts Foreign Officers in Cyber Attacks
May 15, 2014 PDF 172 KB
2014 EMS Week: “Dedicated. For Life”; Virtual Table Top Exercises (VTTX) from EMI; Webinar: Canine Explosives Detection Program; DOT Issues Emergency Order on Bakken Cargo
May 8, 2014 PDF 213 KB
First Report of MERS in United States; Aging Infrastructure and ES: Power Grid; Suspicious Activity Report Thwarts Attack; Emergency Planning for Behavioral Health
May 1, 2014 PDF 164 KB
Drone Prevents Landing of Medical Helicopter; Boston Use of Social Media Deemed a Success; Fire Fighter Fatality Map From NIOSH; National Biosurveillance Integration Center
April 24, 2014 PDF 168 KB
CSB Preliminary Report on West Explosion; Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research; Free Online Course: Jail Evacuation; Leveraging Pharmacists During Emergencies
April 17, 2014 PDF 205 KB
Smoke Simulant Exposure During Training; How the Heartbleed Vulnerability Affects You; FirstNet Fact Sheets for Fire, EMS, More; Beyond the Basics Local Mitigation Planning
April 10, 2014 PDF 162 KB
PrepareAthon! National Day of Action April 30th; WUI Coffee Break Training Series; Mass Chemical Exposure Decon Guidance; Response to Gunfire for First Responders
April 3, 2014 PDF 163 KB
Aging Infrastructure and ES: Bridges & Roads; Arson Awareness Week Focus on Vehicle Fires; Preparing the Healthcare Sector for the Worst; Comments Requested: Draft EMS Guidelines
March 27, 2014 PDF 210 KB
Compressed Natural Gas Portable Pipelines; Ricin Review: Recent Cases in the News; ESS Roadmap to Secure Voice & Data Systems; FICEMS Strategic Plan
March 20, 2014 PDF 169 KB
Aging Infrastructure & the Emergency Services; LAX Shooting and the NIMS Guide for Airports; Hazard Mapping from Department of the Interior
March 13, 2014 PDF 188 KB
Response to Cryogenic Liquids; Recent Attacks Against Firefighters; Next Generation 9-1-1 Webinar March 27; Conducting Workplace Hazard Assessments
March 6, 2014 PDF 198 KB
Top 5 Predicted Global Health Threats of 2014; Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – May 3; Emergency Vehicle Safety Initiative 2014 Study; Lessons Learned from Active Shooter Incident
February 27, 2014 PDF 191 KB
Yarnell Hill Wildfire Talking Point Resources; 9-1-1 Texting to be Implemented by Year End; Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity; What Proactive Preparedness Looks Like
February 20, 2014 PDF 170 KB
Identifying Building Exposure Risk in Wildfires; 9-1-1 Outages Cause for Alarm, Better Planning; Test Results on Bio Decontamination Methods; Training for Rare Events: Snow in the South
February 13, 2014 PDF 166 KB
Tainted Heroin Flooding Into Eastern States; CA Power Station Attack Concerns Officials; Yellow Dot Program Aiding Accident Response; New Website for School Emergency Planning
February 6, 2014 PDF 169 KB
New Guidance After Bakken Oil Derailment; Fire Behavior in Modern Building Construction; Social Media for Crisis Communication Webinar; National Health Preparedness Security Index
January 30, 2014 PDF 191 KB
Preventive Anthrax Meds for First Responders; Responding to Biodiesel Facilities and Fires; ESS Resilience Development Webinar Series; Saline is Latest in Drug Shortage Problems
January 23, 2014 PDF 168 KB
PHMSA First Responder LNG Safety Video; Homegrown Extremism Presents Challenges; Water Supply Interruptions at Medical Facilities; Animal Emergency Management
January 16, 2014 PDF 168 KB
Updated Fire Service-Based EMS Tool Kit; New WebWISER Release Now Available; Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit; The Affordable Care Act and Volunteers
January 9, 2014 PDF 187 KB
Warning Issued About Oil After Explosion in ND; Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Safety; DHS Seeking Private Sector Intel Analyst
January 2, 2014 PDF 170 KB
National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013; Flu Season Already Hitting Some States Hard; Infrastructure Vandal Faces Terrorism Charges; January Chemical Safety Listening Sessions
December 19, 2013 PDF 171 KB
Continuing Stretcher Thefts Plague Texas; Social Media and Crisis Communication; Drones: Coming Soon to a Fire Near You?; FCC Works to Ensure 9-1-1 Reliability
December 12, 2013 PDF 170 KB
Proper Disposal of Turnout Gear and Uniforms; PTSD and Suicide Prevention for Responders; PHMSA Requesting SCBA Cylinders for Testing; FiRST Mobile App Updates
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