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Police Training for Hazardous Threats

Hazardous material threats come in many forms and can be found in any law enforcement jurisdiction When police officers and other responders encounter such threats their lives and the safety of many others may depend on them knowing what to do and how to do it Training them and helping

Integrated Capstone Event Expands Training for Responders

Professional athletes focus first on personal training skills but understand that team training is needed to win games 8211 and championships The Center for Domestic Preparedness uses that winning philosophy for their 8220 Capstone 8221 events in which students from many professional disciplines join forces to address realistic scenarios that

Tennessee Hospitals Use HERT to Enhance Preparedness

The versatile Center for Domestic Preparedness already a true national asset continues to expand its curriculum 8211 and its value to healthcare professionals throughout the country The center 8217 s Hospital Emergency Response Training course the latest example provides 8220 incredible 8221 hands on training that will be particularly valuable

CDP’s School Bus Enhances Mass Triage Scenario

The 8220 first child 8221 could not be saved which meant that considerable time had already been wasted But real life is a grim teacher 8211 which is exactly why the Center for Domestic Preparedness makes its chilling incident scenarios as lifelike and realistic as possible The end result Invaluable

All-Hazards Response Training Updated & Expanded

The massive increase in workload at FEMA 8217 s Center for Domestic Preparedness has led to not only a parallel increase in the center 8217 s own specialized capabilities but also a Noble upgrading of facilities equipment and the training curriculum The other good news for state and local budget

TERT Takes Toxic Approach to Emergency Response

Chemicals biological agents and other dangerous substances are among the key instructional materials used to train hazmat technicians and other first responders participating in the CDP 8217 s upgraded 8220 COBRA course 8221 in Anniston Alabama

Moulage Casts Reality With Mock Injuries

An ancient 038 honorable Renaissance word is put to good use at FEMA 8217 s Center for Domestic Preparedness where moulage artists replicate broken arms cuts bruises 038 other injuries to make first responder training more realistic and more effective

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Article Out Loud – The Psychology of Crisis

  Full article by Mary Schoenfeldt, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 22, 2024. In this feature article, the board president of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology describes the psychological side of disasters and other impactful events as a critical component of crisis management. Many people still do

Article Out Loud – Elegant Community Preparation

  Full article by Aaron Titus, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, the executive director for Crisis Cleanup shares how elegant community preparation offers a process that simplifies disaster planning efforts for community members. Communities need to prepare together and focus on

Article Out Loud – Navigating the Seismic Dance: Preparedness in the Ring of Fire

  Full article by Alicia Johnson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 8, 2024. In this feature article, an emergency manager with extensive experience in risk communications and public affairs informs readers about the multifaceted nature of earthquake risks and delineates the indispensable role organizations play in mitigating

Article Out Loud – National Security: A Range of Threats

  Full article by Anthony Mottola and Richard Schoeberl, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, May 1, 2024. In this feature article, two law enforcement and counterterrorism experts discuss the growing threats from organized foreign terrorist groups to homegrown terrorists inspired by them. Members of the intelligence community have

Article Out Loud – Sustaining Those Working in Disasters

  Full article by Jolie Wills, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 24, 2024. In this featured article, a cognitive scientist and psychosocial disaster recovery specialist emphasizes the importance of supporting those working in emergency response roles before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Leaders and their teams

Article Out Loud – Mental Awareness to Enhance Preparedness

  Full article by Andrew (Andy) Altizer, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an emergency manager with military experience points out that emergency managers, public health officials, and first responders often stress the importance of physical fitness, but sometimes neglect mental fitness.

Article Out Loud – Primary Care Investments to Increase Community Resilience

  Full article by Angie Im, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, a healthcare research and policy expert describes the importance of community health centers and their impact on community resilience. These medical lifelines for millions of Americans are facing financial and

Article Out Loud – The Missing Plague Vials

  Full article by Robert C. Hutchinson, an Article Out Loud from Domestic Preparedness, April 17, 2024. In this featured article, an experienced federal agent shares a true story of missing bubonic plague vials, an airport bomb threat, and other suspicious activities that demonstrate continued national and homeland security vulnerabilities

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