Pandemic Influenza: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources: Annex: Emergency Services Sector Pandemic Guideline [open pdf - 420KB]
"This Sector-specific guideline is an annex to the 'Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources' (CI/KR Pandemic Influenza Guide) and intends to assist the entities within the Emergency Services Sector plan for a pandemic. Sectors that fail to prepare for such a prolonged catastrophic event may find themselves without the staff, equipment, or supplies necessary to continue providing essential services. […] The guideline serves as a non-prescriptive reference for owner-operators and a practical tool for business planners to augment and tailor existing emergency response plans given the unique challenges an influenza pandemic presents. It is important to integrate this pandemic influenza planning with your existing business continuity and emergency response plans and/or the CI/KR Pandemic Influenza Guide's comprehensive framework for pandemic influenza catastrophic planning. This annex addresses the major challenges the Emergency Services Sector may face and should assess in its pandemic influenza planning within the seven key areas of vulnerability highlighted in blue boxes in the Guideline. While not necessarily applicable to all businesses or entities in a given sector, each relevant 'Action, Supporting Action, and Question' in this Guideline can be integrated and managed as a separate checklist item during the planning process." "Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Guide for Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources" is available through the Homeland Security Digital Library: https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=467293.
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