April 29, 2017
The CDC Blast Injury app supports pre-hospital and hospital healthcare providers and public health professionals in preparing for and responding to terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events.
Healthcare providers and public health professionals can use the application to:
- Quickly review critical steps to take from the moment an event happens.
- Learn blast injury patterns and treatment considerations.
- Scan information efficiently with minimal effort on the way to or at a scene and grasp clinical guidance to support key job functions.
- Access medical surge capacity guidance including information on facilitating health systems emergency communication.
- Find special populations treatment considerations (e.g., women who are pregnant, children)
- Link to the full breadth of CDC’s resources on blast injuries and mass casualty explosive events.
The CDC Blast Injury app for iPhone or iPad is available for free on iTunes
April 21, 2017
Canada’s Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.
This year, the theme is Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. It is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.
Through the Get Prepared campaign, Canadians can learn to know the risks, make a plan, and get an emergency kit. This year’s theme highlights the importance of having these measures in place but specifically emphasizes the need to keep up to date on current conditions, like the weather, that might impact you.
Find EP Week resources, toolkits, provincial listings and more at https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ … and share with others to help build a more resilient and safer Canada.
Also download a free 56-page portion of our IT’S A DISASTER! book and share the PDF and link with others.
April 11, 2017
If you haven’t seen APHA’s 2017 Get Ready Calendar, you need to get your free copy and share this with others!
The winning baby animals pics from APHA’s 2016 Get Ready Photo Contest are being used to promote and encourage preparedness, plus the calendar is so stinkin’ cute it will look great on your walls at home, work and school.
The above Awwwwwpocalypse kitty is the calendar’s cover and below are a few more “cuteness overload” examples…
Download and print your 2017 copy today or see more cute 2017 photos, and check out previous APHA calendars featuring cats, dogs, babies and other animals.
APHA’s Get Ready campaign helps Americans prepare themselves, their families and their communities for all disasters and hazards, including pandemic flu, infectious disease, natural disasters and other emergencies. Learn more at http://getreadyforflu.org or follow them on Twitter @GetReady
April 9, 2017
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes during a disaster?
Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) created a brief video of their State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) during a simulated activation that shows what staff do to coordinate the state’s response when an emergency situation occurs.
This video was the first in a series that highlights the different divisions within MN Department of Public Safety in case your agency or dept may want to do similar projects. Find more DPS MIC’D UP videos on their MnDPS channel