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Critical Infrastructure Protection
Emergency Management and Response — Information Sharing and Analysis Center

The U.S. Fire Administration's Emergency Management and Response — Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR‑ISAC) is a major information sharing hub for the dissemination of critical infrastructure protection and emerging threat information for the Emergency Services Sector (ESS).

How the EMR‑ISAC helps ESS departments and agencies

The EMR‑ISAC works with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS's) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and Office of Intelligence and Analysis to collect and share critical infrastructure protection and emerging threat information relevant to the ESS from federal, state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector partners. Information is published through DHS information sharing mechanisms, including:

The InfoGram

Produced weekly, the InfoGram includes short articles about the protection of community critical infrastructures and emergency responders.

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Bulletins

Distributed as needed, EMR‑ISAC bulletins contain timely, important homeland security information affecting the ESS. Personnel currently in emergency services leadership positions, and who subscribe to The InfoGram, may also be eligible to receive For Official Use Only (FOUO) information.

Please contact the EMR‑ISAC at fema-emr-isac@fema.dhs.gov or 301-447-1325 for assistance with subscribing to FOUO information.

InfoGram: Dec. 1, 2022
Evidence-based infection prevention and control recommendations for the EMS/911 workforce

A new report summarizes current evidence on EMS/911 workforce exposures to infectious pathogens and includes recommendations for areas where further research is needed.

Read this article Read all Dec. 1 articles

Other articles in this issue:

  • New NTAS Bulletin summarizes the continued heightened threat environment across the U.S.
  • NASEMSO seeks input on a national project on collaboration between EMS, 911, emergency management, and public health
  • CISA Webinar: Tribal Emergency Communications Program Overview
  • Cybersecurity threat and vulnerability updates
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Homeland Security Information Network — Emergency Services (HSIN‑ES)

With over 28,000 vetted users, the emergency services community on HSIN has become an information clearinghouse for emergency services professionals across the United States. Whether they need information about a significant incident, or help researching a potential threat to their jurisdiction, emergency services leaders know they can turn to HSIN‑ES to get answers. Information includes:

  • Situational awareness reports.
  • FOUO threat and vulnerability information.
  • Critical infrastructure protection information bulletins, alerts and advisories.
  • State, local, tribal and territorial products.
  • Training and conference information.
  • Relevant news feeds.

To see if you are eligible for access to HSIN‑ES, please email the fema-emr-isac@fema.dhs.gov or call us at 301-447-1325.

Critical infrastructure protection job aid

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Process Job Aid is a guide to assist leaders of the ESS with the process of critical infrastructure protection. The document provides a model process or template for the systematic protection of critical infrastructures. It is not a training manual or a complete road map of procedures to be strictly followed.

The critical infrastructure protection process described in this document can be easily adapted to assist the infrastructure protection objectives of any community, service, department, agency or organization.

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