Category Archives: Bioterrorism

How Ready is Your State?

Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released their seventh annual report on the ability of states to respond to a public health emergency.  Click here to access state-specific information and scores.

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Introduction to Disaster Planning for Libraries

Click here to view an 8:51 screencast that I did of the importance of disaster planning in libraries.  The focus of the screencast is on major disasters that can greatly impact library operations.

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Dallas, Philadelphia, and Boston

This past week, Dallas, Philadelphia, and Boston were elevated to Homeland Security’s Tier 1 list of urban areas at high risk for terrorism.  Tier 1 status means that additional funding is available for increased security measures. Cities in Tier 1: … Continue reading

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Trends

Every morning, I spend about 20 minutes looking over my RSS news feeds, all related to emergency preparedness.  Currently, most of the news is about the just-ended hurricane season, however, I’ve noticed a trend toward a greater concern about the … Continue reading

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