Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health

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Share your thoughts on how we can increase coordination and collaboration (before, during, or after an emergency) within the emergency management, healthcare and public health sectors.

Emergency Management, Healthcare and Public Health

Individual Air Borne Virus Disease Protection Device

Possible protection from Ebola and other air borne diseases that could be spread from sneezing, coughing infected patients who have these kind of diseases. Google; treating apparatus michael v. caldwell to view my abandoned Invention that has the potential to save lives for hospital staff and everyone that comes in contact with individuals who have the above kinds of diseases. My Idea/Invention/device that anyone can ...more »

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Crisis at the Border

I think it would be a good idea to enlist the help of local and state emergency response organizations to help with our current problems on the border with Mexico.

 

It would provide much needed help and provide valuable training that could be used to improve disaster management programs.

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AFG Program

Please include All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) in your Assistance to Firefighters Program. They used to be eligible but have not been for several years. ATVs are badly needed in rural areas to access wildland vegetation and muddy areas. A new brush-ready ATV costs over $30,000; most of our smaller rural departments do not have adequate revenues to purchase one. I am a grant writer and small town resident. I get a lot of requests ...more »

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Location Specific Hazard and Preparedness Info in Parks

Local communities and individual residents in general lack the skills, education and know-how to properly prepare themselves for emergencies and disasters. This can be attributed to many factors but the following three major factors will be discussed here. First, people in general have failed to be prepared for emergencies and disasters because they have not been made aware of the dangers and hazards that may affect their ...more »

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Uniform Federal Good Samaritan Law

I would pass legislation at the federal level that indemnified licensed medical professionals from liability during an emergency in which they need to practice triage, etc. That way, the professional does not have to think about whether they will get sued or not if they help a person when they are on vacation in state in which they do not know the laws.

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FEMA New Inventions Panel To Review New Devices

Google; Michael V. Caldwell Inventor treating apparatus, I will donate, my potential life saving Invention, Personalized Health Dispensing Device, and any help that I can give concerning this Invention to FEMA at no cost, just the gratification of knowing that I made a difference in our World. I am not alone, I am sure there are other Inventors who would do the same. FEMA, could set up a professional panel that ...more »

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NIMS and National Pandemic Strategies

This is another opportunity to enhance the synchronization between NIMS and the more dated but current national pandemic strategies and plans to include the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza (2005),1 National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza - Implementation Plan (2006) 2 and HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan (2005)3. The importance of cooperation, coordination and collaboration in planning and preparing for a pandemic ...more »

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Local Emergency Medical Clinics in Underserved Areas

Consider establishing a program with input from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, State and local governments to establish emergency clinics in underserved area based on response time to existing trauma centers or emergency clinics. Staffing could be coordinated with teaching hospitals, medical schools and other health care worker training programs. Veteran's Administration might also be a source for ...more »

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Sharing Chemical Safety Information with Medical Facilities

Current federal law requires facilities with significant inventories of hazardous chemicals on site to notify the local fire department of the existence and location of those chemicals. Similarly, local medical facilities should be notified of the storage of significant amounts of toxic chemicals so that they may plan for mass casualty events involving those chemicals.

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Rural Healthcare Disparity in America

For decades our Group has confronted this critical issue in Florida and it is well known in all Rural Communities throughout our Nation. Craig Fugate is well aware of the instance of 4 Hurricanes cris-crossing the section of Polk County Florida in one short period. The community was ill prepared to handle such. The same is true on a daily basis for ordinary Healthcare access and delivery in our Rural Communities. ...more »

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