Tagged: awareness

Ten Years After The 9/11 Commission Report: How Has the Terrorist Threat Evolved?

Ten years ago today the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States published the official account of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, The 9/11 Commission Report. A decade later, the Commission has reconvened as private citizens to “reflect on the changes of the past ten years and...

Ring in the New Year With Emergency Preparedness

  As 2014 approaches, various communities have released emergency preparedness calendars to plan for and prevent potential emergency events that may happen during the next year. These advanced preparedness calendars include ways that families can prepare for disasters; they include ways to prepare for evacuations that might include pets; and...

Ten Years of Cyber Safety: October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

This year marks the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The program’s goal is to bring awareness about safety while exploring the vast and sometimes risky internet. Cyber safety is a constantly changing issue, and with the introduction of internet-friendly mobile phones, tablets, and even gaming systems, risks...

NACCHO to Host Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) are hosting a Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series. These free webinars will focus on the latest research into emergency management issues related to health officials, including pandemic planning and policy guidance. The first webinar, titled “Planning for Pandemics: Crunching...

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

In a news release recognizing June as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued the following statement: “Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects 1 in 29 Americans, from our country’s service men and women to abused children and survivors of...

Guide to Improving Your Community’s Awareness

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the International Association of Chiefs of Police have partnered “to develop community-based strategies and tools to improve the public’s awareness and reporting of suspicious activity.” The guide Resource Guide to Improve Your Community’s Awareness and Reporting of Suspicious Activity for Law Enforcement and Community...

It’s Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012!

This week (March 12-16), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have partnered together to promote Flood Safety Awareness Week 2012. If you are a first responder or other emergency management personnel, live in a flood prone area or would just like to...