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Measuring COVID-19's impact on first responder organizations

Posted: Nov. 19, 2020

New research project hopes to measure the impact of COVID-19, share best practices and identify ways to strengthen first responder organizations.

The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) is researching the impact of COVID-19 on first responder organizations and asking for your help.

The START project hopes to measure the impact of COVID-19, identify and share best practices, and identify ways to strengthen first responder organizations for future pandemics.

If you were involved in your organization's response to COVID-19, please fill out the short questionnaire. A few minutes of your time can help you and other first responders in the future.

This research is part of a larger study funded by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to measure the impact of COVID-19, identify best practices organizations can put in place to protect themselves in the short term and identify strategies to make first responder organizations more resilient to pandemics in the future.

Findings will be shared with first responders to inform their continued efforts in the face of COVID-19. Visit the START website and follow #COVIDFirstResponders on social media for more information.

This article is based on content in the
Nov. 19, 2020 InfoGram.

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