Combating Threats – Both Domestic & Global

Disaster planners recognize the need to build interagency, interdisciplinary support to combat widespread disasters with far-reaching consequences. However, gaining such buy-in can be challenging – especially when stakeholders do not recognize the threat to their communities or do not understand the roles they can and should play in mitigating such threats. This is important considering that an international threat can quickly become a local problem and a local threat can transform into an international concern.

Local Law Enforcement for International Threats

According to a recent United Nations Security Council report, the number of Islamic State (IS) attacks is down over the past year. However, there is still no doubt that the IS remains a threat – both globally and domestically – particularly as it transforms into a more covert terrorist organization. Domestically, the IS remains a concern for law enforcement agencies. However, the threats have evolved from groups to individuals – radicalized from the array of propaganda and plethora of ideologies found on the internet.

Mass Casualty Trauma Triage – Paradigms and Pitfalls

This document contains planning considerations that emergency medical services (EMS) medical directors, EMS systems planners, and hospital emergency planners should review when developing mass casualty incident plans and training programs. The

Just Another Day in the Office for the United States Coast Guard

DomPrep’s Publisher, Martin (Marty) Masiuk recently conducted a podcast interview with DomPrep Advisor CDR Joseph J. Leonard Jr. (USCG, ret.) to hear his reaction on this extraordinary drug seizure. Joe then elaborates on the many missions that the Coast Guard conduct every day.

Just Another Day in the Office for the United States Coast Guard

Watching the video of crew members from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Munro board and interdict a self-propelled, semi-submersible drug-smuggling vessel on 18 June 2019 is exciting. Their actions were heroic and highly productive. Because of that bravery, 39,000 pounds of cocaine and 933 pounds of marijuana worth a combined estimated $569 million was seized. For the average person, the video is thrilling. However, for the U.S. Coast Guard, it was just another day in the office. DomPrep salutes the men and women of the USCG who are “Always Ready” to prevent the next maritime disaster and respond to the call when needed.

Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2018

In response to the acts of targeted violence occurring in the United States, the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) has published this research report. The study was

The U.S. Department of Defense’s Role in Health Security

The Department of Defense contributes to overall U.S. health security through programs specifically aimed at countering biological threats from all sources. Public health activities are coordinated with civilian counterparts at home and

Reducing Weather Anxiety Among Emergency Managers

  Imagine this scenario. A tornado watch has been in effect for the past six hours. The severe thunderstorm warning expires as the squall line passes over the area, which

Mass Casualty Incident Response Toolkit

Mass casualty incident (MCI) response is a critical focus area for the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) and its member hospitals. Over the past several years, GNYHA has led
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