Tagged: emergency management

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In Focus: Biodefense

New In Focus now available on Biodefense. A collection of resources that focuses on mitigating the effects of biological hazards by strengthening biodefense policy. This list includes national biodefense and health security strategies, recommendations for public health preparedness and response, and after-action reports on the response to COVID-19. Please Note: An HSDL account...

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In Focus: Disaster Workforce Resilience

New In Focus now available on Disaster Workforce Resilience. A collection of resources that focuses on building an inclusive emergency management workforce to better serve diverse communities. This list includes strategic plans and guides to aid in the recruitment and retention of women and people of color in federal, state, and...

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Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors

The National Governor’s Association (NGA) has released an update to their guide, Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors.  When an energy emergency occurs, Governors have the authority to declare a state of emergency.  This Road Map was developed to help Governors: Understand state and federal legal...

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Blueprint Released for a National Strategic Computing Reserve

The National Science and Technology Council has released National Strategic Computing Reserve: A Blueprint, a report which details the need and possible approaches for implementing a computing reserve for emergency use. The COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic highlighted the need for such a reserve when research and development teams relied...

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A Guide to Building Private-Public Partnerships

FEMA recently released Building Private-Public Partnerships to establish support, and maintain mutually beneficial arrangements and jurisdictions between the public sector and private sector, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other stakeholders. Private-public partnerships (P3s) help community stakeholders at all levels increase resilience, beginning at local and state levels. The document highlights the...

New COVID-19 Resource Archive is Available

In response to a growing need for reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) launched a new COVID-19 Resource Archive. Geared to help emergency managers and homeland security experts, this platform provides access to a publicly available collection of COVID-19 resources. To provide...

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HSDL Offers Comprehensive Resources on COVID-19

As part of our ongoing mission of collecting and disseminating relevant and important HS related information, the Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) has developed a special collection focused on the growing threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our new COVID-19 Special Collection includes over 1,800+ resources from leading public health organizations...

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Lessons Learned in Disaster and Emergency Response

When a major disaster or emergency strikes, having an up-to-date emergency management plan in place is vital to helping emergency responders act quickly and effectively. In support of this goal, and its overarching strategic plan, this week the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Fourth Edition of...

The Rim Fire in the Stanislaus National Forest near in California began on Aug. 17, 2013 and is under investigation. The fire has consumed approximately 149, 780 acres and is 15% contained. U.S. Forest Service photo.

California Fire Resources

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of unprecedented high-wind events which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state. (News release)   Key National Resources  National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fires and Wildfires Information Guide    Content syndication—embed the content of this page on your own website, to...

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Powering In-Home Health Care in an Emergency

In a June 2019 report by the Resilient Power Project, a project of the Clean Energy Group and the Meridian Institute, authors Marriele Mango and Annie Shapiro discuss the “public health priority” of keeping medically-vulnerable, energy-reliant households powered during natural disasters and emergencies. Home Health Care in the Dark addresses...