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Archive for the ‘Emergency Preparedness’ Category

Free Training Opportunities From Washington Emergency Management and FEMA

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Mitigation is an important part of the Disaster Management Cycle.  Training opportunities throughout Washington State are available in 2013 through the Washington Emergency Management Division and FEMA.  Courses include post-earthquake building inspection (ATC-20) in conjunction with a pre-earthquake building screening mitigation course (FEMA 154).  New this year is a course (E-74) that focuses on non-structural mitigation.  In addition, there is a similar non-structural mitigation course (P767) that is geared specifically toward the health care industry/hospitals. (more…)

Hot Topics In Practice: Strategies For Successful Public Health Messaging

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013


Tuesday, February 19th
Noon – 1pm, Pacific Time

In the age of information overload, how can we encourage people to hear our messages and take action to protect their health?  Who do people listen to during emergencies?  How do public health agencies counter misinformation or explain complex issues?  In the February Hot Topics, communication specialists from Washington State explore these questions and more, addressing how audiences receive messages and what moves them toward action.


NLM’s DIMRC Apps and Mobile Web Pages

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center webpage of Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages was redesigned using responsive web design, which provides an optimal view across a range of devices – PC, tablet or smartphone. The content on the page automatically resizes and adjusts its content to fit the user’s device. NLM also used responsive design for its Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites page.
NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps:

Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Event Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What would you do in the event of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest? With whom would you need to coordinate to continue to provide needed services?  NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce a one-day disaster summit to address these types of questions.

Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest is where you can spend the day with colleagues from across multiple disciplines to engage one another about disaster planning and response. We will use a magnitude 9 earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone as the scenario for our day’s discussions. Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington State Emergency Management Division, and the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, just to name a few. Librarians, Emergency Responders, Health Care Providers, and others will gather to learn and share and will walk away knowing more about how to foster and improve collaboration for disaster planning and response. (more…)

Hot Topics in Practice: Incident Command Decision Making For Public Health Leaders

Friday, January 11th, 2013


Tuesday, January 15, 2013, Noon – 1pm Pacific
Jefferson Ketchel, Jennifer Tebaldi, David Kennedy, Robert Howarth, Kimberly Link

Because obvious public health emergencies like catastrophic storms disrupt the daily activities of a health department, leaders and managers often utilize the Incident Command System to organize resources in these situations.  But, how do public health leaders determine when a routine incident evolves into a more complicated situation that requires activating the structure?  In the January Hot Topics, representatives from state and local health jurisdictions will decsontruct their decision-making processes to activate Incident Command, respond to emergencies, and ensure business continuity. (more…)

Free Online Preservation Courses: Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Heritage Preservation has announced Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today – – a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections.  Tailored to meet the needs and schedules of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts.  Participants are encouraged to submit specific questions about collections care to ensure that the courses are directly relevant to their needs.