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Preparedness News : Weekend Roundup 2013-05-05

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Port Richmond CERT Team Honored for Emergency Aid Before, After Sandy (NY1News) http://ow.ly/kJkM9

Benefit of Tourniquet Highlighted in Boston Explosions (@jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/kr9Vg

Emergency Management Career High School Coming to Hell’s Kitchen (DNAinfo.com) http://ow.ly/krcIo

How the Affordable Care Act Will Change EMS (@jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/krd0X

April is Autism Awareness Month: Now Let’s Go Farther (Life Under the Lights) http://ow.ly/krdtR

Solving a Communication Gap with Partners in Preparedness (CDC) http://ow.ly/krdLCAbout NYC OEM

Climate change’s rising water levels could directly affect half of Americans (FierceHomelandSecurity) http://ow.ly/krejT

Reforming Federal Support for Risky Development (Brookings Institution) http://ow.ly/krett

Response to Blast Injuries (@jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/krk5b

MCI Efficiency: It Takes More than Triage Tags to Run an MCI (@jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/krkun

After Hurricane Sandy, Homeowners Elevate Property (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/kuqnX

Burn Injuries Require Quick Identification, Treatment & Transport (@jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/kuqJY

Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready (The New Yorker) http://ow.ly/kuroF

New Electronic Earplugs Protect Ears and Boost Hearing (9-1-1 Magazine) http://ow.ly/kzrSs

New York City to Double Number of Storm Evacuation Zones (NYTimes.com) http://ow.ly/kIh4G

New York EMS Crews Now Wearing Body Armor (@jemsconnect) http://ow.ly/kJjA5


Three upcoming special events for CERT members:

Disaster Distress Hotline Class

Join Joe Samalin, Outreach and Training Manager for the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) for a presentation and discussion on the first national 24/7/365 crisis hotline for people affected by disasters.  Learn about and discuss disaster behavioral health needs and resources before, during and after disasters, the history and structure of the DDH, self-care for disaster response workers and volunteers, the DDH and mental health response to Hurricane Sandy, the Newtown, CT shooting, Boston bombing, and more.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at OEM (165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn). To register, http://disasterdistress.eventbrite.com/#

Building Disaster Resilient Communities Workshop

CityWide Disaster Services is hosting a FREE Disaster Preparedness workshop in New York City titled “Building Disaster Resilient Communities”, presented by the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center.

This full-day event will help community organizations, small businesses, and non-profits understand the effects of disaster on communities, and outline the necessary actions to continue operations and help the whole community recover.

The workshop will take place in the 2nd Floor Training Center at CityWide Disaster Services, 5809 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, NY on Friday, May 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and includes a free boxed lunch.  Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public, but seating is limited to registered attendees only.  Please note that as this is not an OEM event, you MUST register through the link below.  We cannot add you if you email us. For more information and to register, http://itdrc-nyc13.eventbrite.com/#

Inside OEM: Disaster Logistics for CERT

Join us for a unique look inside the world of OEM’s Logistics Unit. Led by Daniel Casey, OEM Logistics Coordinator and veteran of Hurricane Irene and Hurricane Sandy, this presentation will focus on the history of logistics at OEM, the core programs that OEM Logistics may activate in an emergency, and the valuable support that CERT members can provide.  Additionally, participants will learn the building blocks of a disaster logistics program, which they can use to support the development of logistics capabilities within their teams.

The event will be held at OEM (165 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn) on Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.  To register, http://disasterlogs.eventbrite.com/#


Highlights from the NYC CERT Tumblr feed:

Deputy Mayors Release Hurricane Sandy After-action Report

First Ever CERT Summer Cycle

It Takes a City: Seventh Annual Disaster Volunteer Conference

Port Richmond’s Canine Training and Certification Exercise

Traffic/Crowd Management Training


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