Continuity eGUIDE Wednesday June 27, 2007

Last Chance
for Free 2007/08 Disaster Resource GUIDE. You must RENEW EVERY YEAR! The GUIDE is rolling off the press this week. It’s where the BC & EM industry gathers on an annual basis, loaded with information you won’t want to miss. Have you reserved your copy? Click HERE>>

NFPA 1600: The 2007 Edition Why should you care? The latest version contains changes that may affect your adherence to it. We asked the Chair of NFPA’s Technical Committee on Emergency Management and Business Continuity, Donald L. Schmidt, to fill us in. Click HERE>>

US Leads Bird Flu Preparation Efforts, Report Says

The US has poured funds into preparing the world for a flu pandemic, but it is having trouble finding the countries that need the most help, a new study says. Click HERE>>

Does Workplace Stress Lead to Insecurity?
Stress has a number of well-documented negative health effects on employees. But can stressed-out employees also be a security risk? One expert thinks so. Click HERE>>

FEMA Says Louisiana Homeowners Should Buy Flood Insurance Now
It’s been less than a month since hurricane season began, but FEMA has a strong message for Louisiana homeowners: Buy flood insurance now. Click HERE>>

Three California Counties Collaborate on Heat Response Plans
The start of summer was last week, and with summer often comes extreme heat. That’s why three counties in California have created emergency response plans to beat the heat. Click HERE>>

Court Rules FEMA Must Turn Over Documents to Newspapers
After three years of fighting, a federal court has ruled that FEMA must hand over the addresses of 1.3 million disaster aid recipients to a number of news organizations. Click HERE>>

Federal Security Staffs Cut in 2008 Budget
The number of officers who protect federal sites across the country could decrease if plans go through to cut 250 officers. Do the cuts compromise national security? 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>>

Comprehensive BC Management Program book
is a complete program for business that includes advice for all development. Planning can be extremely overwhelming... But this book makes it easy for you! Standard language enables quick review. 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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University Agreement to Significantly Expand Campus Emergency Notification Systems
Blacksburg, VA – Virginia Tech has reached an agreement with 3n (National Notification Network) that will expand their ability to send critical news and information to the university community during campus emergencies. The new emergency notification system, along with existing communications vehicles, will form the basis of a fully integrated and coordinated emergency communications program. Click HERE>>

eBRP Toolkit Named ‘2007 Business Continuity Management Software of the Year’
London, UK – eBRP Toolkit, the flagship software product of eBRP Solutions, was named winner of the prestigious Business Continuity Management Software of the Year award at the 2007 Business Continuity Awards. The judges based the award selection on eBRP Toolkit’s “ease of use, flexibility, scalability and unlimited user access.” eBRP Solutions was nominated for the award by several eBRP Toolkit customers. Click HERE>>

Hughes Supports Sprint on GSA Networx Enterprise Contract
Germantown, MD – Hughes Network Systems announces that it is a member of Sprint’s winning team for the recently awarded U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract. Hughes will provide managed network access and Internet services via broadband satellite as a subcontractor in support of federal mission-critical telecommunications requirements. Click HERE>>

AMA Launches New Disaster Journal: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Chicago, IL – The American Medical Association (AMA) unveiled its newest publication, “Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness,” today at its Chicago headquarters. The new quarterly, peer-reviewed journal is the first comprehensive publication emphasizing public health preparedness and disaster response for all health care professionals. To sign-up during this free trial-period, Click HERE>>

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