eGUIDE brought to you every Wednesday by the Disaster Resource Guide - July 9th, 2008

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Midwest Disaster "Top Ten" List of Lessons Learned. What kind of insight can we gain from the unfortunate event in the Midwest? Our expert this week, Dan Bagus, of Recovery Solutions, provides a list of his “top ten” lessons learned. Read and take note for the future. Click HERE>>

Dell Message One: The Future Crisis of Communication


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First Responders’ Detection of Hazardous Releases Inadequate, Report Says
The events of 9/11 highlighted a need to quickly identify the release of hazardous materials. But a new report says responders still don’t have the right tools to do so. Click HERE>>

Terrorism Fears Fading, Poll Says
The presidential race is heating up, with the candidates debating methods of homeland security. But a new poll says Americans are less concerned with security than ever. Click HERE>>

New Jersey Towns Partner on Flood Warning System
Municipalities in New Jersey are working to get a new flood warning system in place that will allow them to prepare. Have they learned the lessons of the Midwest floods? Click HERE>>

Problems Remain with US Coast Guard’s Homeland Security Performance
The Coast Guard program that is meant to link its vessels and communications systems has experienced serious performance problems, according to a new report. Click HERE>>

ACLU Urges Senate to Reject Surveillance Bill
The battle between security and privacy continues, as the ACLU is urging the senate to reject a bill that would let telecom companies off the hook for domestic spying. Click HERE>>

AlertSanDiego Earns Golden Watchdog Award
San Diego County has won a prestigious award for its mass notification system – the same system that helped them evacuate more than half a million people safely during wildfires. Click HERE>>

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DSPN Workshops
Learn best practices for designing and implementing a properly sequenced BC Plan. Study proven steps for constructing exercises efficiently, using industry best practices. Group discounts available. Click HERE>>

PLYLOX™ Commercial Hurricane Window Clips.
The ingenious, inexpensive and non-destructive way to protect your windows from high winds and airborne debris. Installed in seconds, the clips require no drilling, nails, screws or adhesive. Click HERE>>

BCI Symposium Oct 9-10. Brighton, UK. BCI flagship event relevant for those new to BCM as well as experienced practitioners, enabling delegates to learn, participate and network. Bookings open - early bird until 10th August, exhibition opportunities. Click HERE>>

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Rapid Responder Receives First Endorsement for a Crisis Management System
Seattle, WA – The Rapid Responder® crisis management solution from Prepared Response, Inc. has received official endorsement from the National Sheriffs’ Association. This endorsement signifies that the National Sheriffs’ Association has thoroughly reviewed the company and the solution, and verified Rapid Responder’s effectiveness during emergencies through client and first responder interviews. Click HERE>>

Pandemic Preparedness and Planning Workshop
Denver, CO – August 18-19 – The Nuclear Sector Coordinating Council and the Nuclear Energy Institute are sponsoring a Lessons Learned Workshop on Pandemic Preparedness. The main theme will be derived from various drills and table tops performed to date. It is also an opportunity to hear from leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other Government Agencies, and Critical Infrastructure Sectors. Click HERE>>

ASPCA Awards Emergency $3,000 Grant To Friends of the Animal Center Foundation
New York, NY – The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) recently announced an award of $3,000 in emergency grant funding to the Friends of The Animal Center Foundation (FACF) in Iowa City, Iowa for flood relief for the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center facility. FACF is a non-profit organization that supports and expands the services of the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center. Click HERE>>


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