IBM Web Seminar Critical Success Factors for Recovery
Join us for a 45-minute Web Seminar to discuss the critical success factors for recovery including recoveries from unplanned outages, virus attacks, and even disasters. Tuesday, January 30th at 12:00pm EST. Click HERE>>


Prioritizing Your Protection Strategies To increase the level of protection without it costing significant dollars, a manager must first and foremost identify and prioritize assets to implement corresponding protection strategies. Glen Kitteringham shows us how. Click HERE>>



Two-Thirds of First Responders have Interoperable Communications
Are first responders ready to comply with the DHS’s edict of first response communications in place by the end of 2007? The answer is yes — but not all of them. Click HERE>>

Researchers Calling for Active Storm Season in 2007
Researchers at Colorado State University say we should expect an “above average” hurricane season in 2007. But didn’t they say the same thing about 2006? Click HERE>>

Traveler Risk System May Violate Spending Ban
Does Homeland Security’s computerized risk assessment program violate a ban on the agency’s spending? That’s what some members of Congress are asking. Click HERE>>

US Helping Build Flu-Fighting Capacity Overseas
An ambassador says the most important thing the US can do to fight a flu pandemic is to build resources to deal with diseases. Are we on the way to doing just that? Click HERE>>

DHS to Check for Radiation in Six Ports
The DHS has announced plans to screen cargo at six international ports. Will the move prevent terrorist bombs from entering American waters — and reaching our soil? Click HERE>>

Florida Red Cross Pitches Idea for Local Dispatch Center
Tallahassee might not know where to locate its new emergency dispatch center, but the Red Cross has an idea — why not next door? Is this an example of partnerships at work? Click HERE>>


SERVPRO's professional services network of more than 1,300 individually owned and operated franchises, providing 48 states with fire and water cleanup and restoration services, responds to property damage affecting businesses and homes. Click HERE>>

NorE First Response
is a manufacturer of mass decontamination equipment - providing turnkey service from supply to training. Product includes isolation/ quarantine; mass casualty cache; and multi-disciplinary decontamination/ response units. Click HERE>>

World Conf. on Disaster Mgmt. July 8 - 11. Toronto, ON Canada. Exchange ideas with colleagues in other Disaster Management disciplines.  This is your chance to participate in a knowledge exchange unlike any other event of its kind. Click HERE>>


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Provocative New Documentary Critiques Contributing Factors to Flood Catastrophes
Fairfax, VA — PERI recently announced the release of an insightful new documentary on systemic failures behind floods in the U.S. “The Water’s Edge: Profits and Policy Behind the Rising Catastrophe of Floods” is available on DVD and can be purchased in the PERI Bookstore. http://www.riskinstitute.org/PERI/NEWS.htm

COMCARE Announces Release of Hospital Availability Standard for Public Comment
Washington, DC — Designed by emergency response leaders for use in day-to-day emergencies, mass-casualty incidents, and preparedness exercises, the Hospital AVailability Exchange (HAVE) data standard will allow hospitals and other emergency response organizations to know instantly the bed availability, status, and capacity of individual hospitals. http://www.comcare.org/uploads/HAVE_12.05.06.pdf

Business Continuity Conference Featured Speakers from Wall Street and BC Community
New York, NY — March 20-21 — Leading BC managers will be speaking at the Business Continuity & Corporate Security Conference March 20-21. BC and corporate security managers are finding increased pressures from terrorism, natural disasters, and business interruption threats. Experienced managers will be speaking about the changing landscape of BC and DR, from virtualization and data security, to emergency response and disaster recovery. www.flaggmgmt.com/bc

Ice Rescue Training Programs
Lifesaving Resources announces its 2007 series of Ice Rescue Technician and Ice Rescue Train-the-Trainer Programs. These courses meet NFPA 1670 Standard for Technical Rescue and participation in these courses can be used to meet Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Check out their segment on Ice Safety and Rescue today between 7 and 9 AM on CBS News. If you have any comments on the program, they’d appreciate hearing them. http://www.lifesaving.com/


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