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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Athletes often hear, “Get your head in the game.” The same applies to preparedness. Without focused mental agility in any emergency management phase, especially preparedness and response, mistakes or subpar performance are likely. The challenge is knowing how to get in the game and be at peak performance during critical incidents and stressful days. Elevating the Need for Mental Fitness Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical…

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Dungeons and Disasters: Gamification of Public Health Responses

New technologies offer new ways to train personnel and exercise public health responses like COVID 19 and prepare response agencies for many other threats and hazards Gamification integrates realistic scenarios in a controlled environment that can enhance community capabilities and build interagency collaboration and coordination Learn more about this training
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Interoperability During Mass Casualty Incidents

During a mass casualty incident response agencies must be able to communicate in real time This means that interoperability plans need to include everyone involved in the response One lesson learned from past incidents is that hospitals are an often overlooked responder Learn what one agency is doing to close
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Support and Planning Inside 911 Centers

In an emergency call 911 This simple instruction is easy to remember but many do not know about the people training and technology required to make this lifesaving tool available 24 7 Learn about what happens inside the four walls of an emergency communications center and the strategic planning every

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The Race to Interoperability

The Boston Marathon Bombing demonstrated the dedication commitment and strength of those who responded that day The lessons learned from that event continue to strengthen

Information Technology Sector Perspectives

The Information Technology Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter

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Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Athletes often hear, “Get your head in the game.” The same applies to preparedness. Without focused mental agility in any emergency management phase, especially preparedness and response, mistakes or subpar performance are likely. The challenge is knowing how to get in the game and be at peak performance during critical incidents and stressful days. Elevating the Need for Mental Fitness Emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical…

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Water and Wastewater Sector Perspectives

The Cybersecurity 038 Infrastructure Security Agency defines the Water and Wastewater Systems Sector as one of 16 critical infrastructure sectors Read about this sector s

Planning for A Cross-Country Special Event

A solar eclipse is a unique form of special event that does not always fall under emergency planning protocols but it should This article urges

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