Although the multi-facility earthquake preparedness
system was developed for the giant Kaiser Permanent Medical Care Program in Northern California, the experience and plan presented are equally applicable in other locations where earthquakes are a threat.
The city runs a year-round preparedness
training program, as well as offering a variety of informational materials.
Agency Affected: Department of Homeland Security: Directorate of Emergency Preparedness
and Response: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Among the preparedness
challenges outlined in the report are a need to improve the ability to quickly dispense vaccines and medicines in an affected community and to increase the use of electronic health data.
Senate Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Joe Lieberman and Ranking Member Susan Collins, and House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson and Ranking Member Peter King are serving as honorary Congressional co-chairs of National Preparedness
Month 2007 and are leading the effort on Capitol Hill to increase public awareness on the importance of emergency preparedness
The governor recognizes that emergency preparedness
planning and response is the responsibility of all Californians.
Medium, or informational support, included telephone or e-mail consultation regarding bioterrorism, laboratory methods, and preparedness
The funding awards included a total of approximately $352 million awarded for the Hospital Preparedness
Program (HPP) cooperative agreement.
The series of recommendations in the report will be used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness
and Emergency Response to develop research funding programs.
This fall, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Preparedness
Month Coalition are urging Americans to take a few basic steps to ensure that their families are prepared before emergencies happen," said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
Residents visiting the fair chatted with T-CEP volunteers and learned about disaster preparedness
by sitting in on a forum in the school's auditorium.
In early 2001, telephone interviews with West Virginia county health directors (CHDs) or their equivalent were conducted to ascertain the level of collaboration between their departments and local hospitals in regard to WMD preparedness
and a coordinated medical and public health response.
States are making important progress on preparedness
for pandemic flu and other disasters, but continued funding cuts threaten the nation's safety.
Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross to increase public awareness about the importance of preparing for emergencies and to encourage individuals to take action this September as part of National Preparedness
Having a plan and a kit is an assurance that you have your basics and you aren't afraid nobody is going to get there,'' said Ellis Stanley, general manager of the city's Emergency Preparedness