Preparedness Capabilities and Assessments

What are your recommendations for the most appropriate way to collectively assess our capabilities and capability gaps? What portion of national preparedness risk determination should be made at the federal level and how much at the state and local level?

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Keep the Children in Mind

- Federal, state, and local disaster plans should include specific protocols for management of pediatric casualties and pediatric survivors

- Pediatricians, especially those with expertise in pediatric emergency medicine and disaster medicine, should be included in planning at every organizational level

- Disaster teams should include pediatricians and other personnel skilled at evaluating and treating children

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LEO sensitive info sharing

For high profile university communities and other hiogh risk potential targets Include local fire rescue and EMS agency leadership in LEO intelligence inormation regarding threats and risk assessments

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Improving Community and Industry Involvement

Improve industry involvement with governmental agencies in conduting both table top and field exercises using their techniucal expertise personel,

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Crisis Management Systems must be affordable, useable, scalable and championed at the regional level.

There are probably thousands of jurisdictions in the USA that have no access to Crisis Information Management Systems (CIMS) due to excessive software and I.T. support labor costs. Even those with access to CIMS commonly don’t use them due to the application’s difficulty of use and/or a lack of cohesive training programs. Counties or States should maintain a CIMS which is available to all first responder organizations ...more »

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Coherent FEMA Support Process Policy

Coherent FEMA Support Process Policy FEMA needs to quickly develop and approve a coherent across the board policy on NRC, RRCC, JFO support process doctrine as a solid core to allow credentialing and training that reflect the process and doctrine as it does not exist at present. This needs to be done with input from all levels to promote acceptance and use. As FEMA is basically a Multi Agency Coordination Group supporting ...more »

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Task Force for Joint Exercises

I recommend that a committee of personnel be established that will have the responsibility of designing exercises that will test the joint coordination of all agencies, i.e.- military, federal, county, and state, and to ensure that the exercise tests all the response and interagency functions that are required when a real-world event actually happens. This committee does not need to be personnel that are already with ...more »

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TSA Chlorine Dispersion Modeling Study

The Transportation Security Agency is currently working on preparing a study to look at the differences between the currently accepted chlorine gas dispersion models and the actual results of two catastrophic chlorine releases from railcars. Since such models form an important description of the hazards associated with the transport of chlorine gas by railcar, they provide the basis for any planning for the emergency ...more »

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medical resources

Investigate the resources that are available for medical emergencies from manufacturers of materials that are within a three month expiration that might be utilized in a mass casualty event. Rather than discard these materials they could be used before the expiration and save the manufacturers the cost of discarding them.

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Federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact (FEMAC)

Develop and implement a Federal Emergency Management Assistance Compact (FEMAC) to support the National Response Framework based on Emergency Support Functions, including the ability for Federal agencies to request and receive assistance from other agencies. Additionally, the capability for "FEMAC" to link to Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), so state EMAC members to see pending and ongoing Federal support ...more »

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Capability and Gaps

I am currently writing a doctoral dissertation on emergency terrorism preparedness in school districts. The objective is to assess the availability, capability and gaps. Currently, research data shows the lack of community/citizen integration in what the school districts are doing. Other than local emergency responders, how should the neighbors be involved, what kinds of communications need to go out to them to avoid ...more »

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Building Resilient Communities Through Education & Grants

ICOR believes that change can be made through education. ICOR (The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience - www.theicor.org) is a non-profit (501c3) international education and credentialing organization. Our mission is to develop resilient communities through education. See our Resilient Community model http://www.theicor.org/rescomm.html which was developed based on the United Nations definition of ...more »

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