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Author: David Wise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: monitoring, hamper, federal, efforts, collaboration, limited, communications, vulnerabilities, remain, emergency
Number of Pages: 104
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437919863
ISBN-13: 9781437919868

Emergency communications breakdowns undermined response efforts during terrorist attacks in 2001 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In response, federal agencies like the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have increased efforts to enhance emergency communications. This report identifies: (1) vulnerabilities, if any, to emergency communications systems; (2) federal assistance available or planned to first responders for addressing vulnerabilities or enhancing emergency communications; and (3) challenges, if any, with federal emergency communications e

Author: William O. Jenkins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: emergency, communications, coordination, challenges, interagency, center, establishment, preparedness, related
Number of Pages: 31
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437924557
ISBN-13: 9781437924558

A report on: (1) actions taken by the Department of Homeland Securityżs (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) to establish the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC): and (2) challenges OEC and ECPC officials reported that could affect interagency coordination through ECPC. ECPC is composed of 5 statutorily-mandated members ż DHS, the FCC, and the Departments of Commerce, DoD, and DoJ ż and seven additional departments and agencies which were invited to participate as members. The 12 members play key roles in emergency communications efforts. In accordance with the ECP

Author: Bruce R. Lindsay
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: supplemental, appropriations, emergency, funding, relief, disaster
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437930271
ISBN-13: 9781437930276

When a state is overwhelmed by an emergency or disaster, the governor may request assistance from the federal government. Federal assistance is contingent on whether the President issues an emergency or major disaster declaration. Once the declaration has been issued, FEMA provides disaster relief through the use of the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF). Contents of this report: (1) DRF; (2) Past and Present Authorities Related to the DRF: Public Laws Influencing the Administration of Disaster Relief; (3) How the DRF is Funded; (4) The Debate over Emergency Supplemental Appropriations; (5) Emergency

Publisher: Michael Hebb
Keywords: medicine, emergency, gist
Number of Pages: 244
Published: 1998
ISBN-10: 0969569351
ISBN-13: 9780969569350

The Gist of Emergency Medicine was written for oral board candidates, practicing physicians, residents, interns and medical students. It is meant to compliment standard texts and oral board courses. It is also designed to refresh and reinforce the "trouble-shooting neuronal synapses" of the emergency room physician and as a brief reference in the ER.

Author: Jess Ford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: overseas, citizens, improved, monitoring, needed, american, provided, wide, department, range, emergency, services, state
Number of Pages: 46
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437922953
ISBN-13: 9781437922950

In 2008, the Department of State (DoS) estimated nearly 5 million U.S. citizens lived overseas, and 64 million trips were taken overseas by U.S. citizens. Since protecting and serving U.S. citizens abroad are among State's chief priorities, State must be prepared to provide emergency assistance to Americans abroad. This report describes: (1) what services State provides to U.S. citizens who are the victims of crimes, suffer accidents, or otherwise need emergency services; (2) how State is prepared to assist U.S. citizens who are in need of emergency services; and (3) how State monitors the ass

Author: Kay C. Goss
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: planning, operations, emergency, hazard, guide
Number of Pages: 277
Published: 1998-05
ISBN-10: 078814829X
ISBN-13: 9780788148293

Meant to aid State & local emergency managers in their efforts to develop & maintain a viable all-hazard emergency operations plan. This guide clarifies the preparedness, response, & short-term recovery planning elements that warrant inclusion in emergency operations plans. It offers the best judgment & recommendations on how to deal with the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team to writing the plan. Specific topics of discussion include: preliminary considerations, the planning process, emergency operations plan format, basic plan content, functional annex content, hazard-un

Author: Tim Lusty
Publisher: Oxfam
Keywords: programmes, feeding, selective
Number of Pages: 99
Published: 1984-06-01
ISBN-10: 0855980974
ISBN-13: 9780855980979

A comprehensive manual for use in treating different degrees of malnutrition in emergency situations, this book continues to be an important reference for emergency planners and field-workers.
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