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A Blossoming Public-Private Partnership

For any large-scale special event, it is important to expect the unexpected. The United States Park Police took the time to plan and train with private sector partners for the annual Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run to discover gaps and mitigate potential hazards and incidents that may present

Preparing for the Unthinkable

An article, a flash poll, and a podcast each addressed the same topic: Is the United States prepared for a nuclear detonation? Each came to the same conclusion, “No, not as prepared as it needs to be.” The threat of a nuclear attack did not disappear with the Cold War,

Charting New Waters in Biosecurity

Many businessmen, and homeowners, would quickly buy and read a comprehensive report on how to prevent burglaries. Many burglars would buy and read the same book, but for different reasons. Those who carry out important scientific research face a similar dilemma: They want to help educate their peers, but do

ECBC – Protecting Those Who Protect Others

In July of this year, DomPrep and special invited guests had the honor of being invited to tour the U.S. Army’s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Organized by DomPrep40 Advisor Major General Stephen Reeves, USA (Ret.), the day began with introductions of ECBC’s

Now Hiring: Grant Seekers May Apply

Read this “how to” article not only carefully but also constructively – and even a bit creatively at times. Here are not only the ABCs of the grant-application process but also the What, Why, When, Wherefore, and How questions most likely to be asked. Plus some friendly tips on key

Finding Comfort Around the World

The Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort was pushed into the spotlight last year during its 60-day disaster-relief mission in Haiti following the massive 7.0 earthquake that struck that tortured island on 12 January 2010. Formerly the SS Rose City, an oil tanker, the Comfort has actually been carrying out a broad range of disaster-relief, humanitarian-assistance,


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Article Out Loud – Service Animal Awareness in Disaster Response 

Service animals are trained to perform specific daily tasks, which are often still required when responders are assisting during a hurricane, mass casualty event, or another emergency. As such, emergency planning efforts should include service animals to ensure responders can identify the animals’ critical roles, acknowledge their specialized training, and

Article Out Loud – Food and Agriculture Sector Perspectives

The Food and Agriculture Sector is one of 16 sectors identified as critical infrastructure under the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Domestic Preparedness invited subject matter experts to answer important questions about this sector and how the sector and its interdependencies can affect any community.

Article Out Loud – Defining Workplace Violence

History has shown many instances where warning signs were missed before workplace violence occurred. However, understanding the five categories can help organizations and agencies prepare for and, ideally, prevent these types of incidents.


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