NEWS & ANALYSIS

FEMA Releases Disaster Preparedness Video Series

Originally delayed because of Hurricane Isaac response operations, FEMA has released a series of PSAs on Thursday for National Preparedness Month.

Comcast’s 9-11 Lessons

What Comcast Center learned from 9-11, plus security at the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia and at a U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center.

Morning Security Brief: Costa Rica Earthquake, ‘Hundreds’ of Afghan Troops Fired, Bizarre Bank Robbery, and More

In Costa Rica, ‘concrete and steel’ minimized damage from Wednesday’s earthquake. Afghanistan fires hundreds of soldiers after an increase of green-on-blue attacks. Two bank robbers pull off a heist after kidnapping bank manager. And more.

Hospital Bioterrorism Unit Serves as a Tuberculosis Ward

A hi-tech renovation at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center was added to the emergency room to respond to biological attacks. For now, it serves as a tuberculosis containment ward.

Researchers Say Fukushima Workers Have PTSD Symptoms

A survey finds that most workers from the Fukushima Daiichi plant have experienced some type of psychological distress since the disaster.

Emergency Management Perspective Interview with Trina Sheets

Associate Editor Matthew Harwood interviews Trina Sheets, executive director of the National Emergency Management Association.

Pennsylvania Provides Free Potassium Iodide for Residents near Nuclear Power Plants

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing communities with free stockpiles of potassium iodide to prepare for radiation emergencies.

Operation Medicine Delivery After-Action Report

For at least one household, their aggressive dog is what stood between them and the life-saving medication after a simulated anthrax attack.

Morning Security Brief: Detecting IEDs from the Air, HSBC Investigated, Flash Drought, and More

IED detection from the air. A new report says lax controls at HSBC allowed it to be used by criminals to move money. Fifty-five percent of the U.S. is in drought conditions. And more.

Book Review: Introduction to Emergency Management

This well referenced book is formatted to stimulate the reader to seek more information on this valuable subject and is a good starting point.
 




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