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Are You Prepared for a Hurricane? Download this must-read Dell MessageOne e-Book on hurricane precautions: "The Top 10 Actions a CIO Can Take to Prepare for a Hurricane". Secure your organization's critical tools with tips from companies in New Orleans and Florida. Click HERE>>

Responding to fire- and non-fire emergencies in office buildings requires coordination between the tenant, the building manager, and the fire department. Andrea Houtkin offers very practical advice on how this 3-way partnership can provide the greatest safety for occupants. Click HERE>>
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New Rule Slashes FEMA Disaster Funds for States, Critics Say
FEMA has changed how it reimburses states for management costs associated with disaster declarations - and state emergency managers are seeing red. Click HERE>>

Hospitals Aren't Ready for Crises Despite Massive Investment
It’s been almost seven years since 9/11, and the health department has poured almost $4 billion to help hospitals prepare for mass casualty events. So why aren’t hospitals ready? Click HERE>>

Security Expert Calls TSA’s Photo ID Rules "Useless"
The TSA has a number of policies in place to protect the flying public from terrorists. Do they work? One security expert says they don’t. Click HERE>>

Today’s Emergency Managers Need Balanced Training
Given the many hazards we face today, the need for quality emergency managers has continued to grow. How can schools prepare future managers for the challenges ahead? Click HERE>>

DHS Unveils Wireless Radio for Emergency Response
A new DHS pilot program could allow Washington, DC emergency responders to communicate on one network - without having to buy any additional equipment. Click HERE>>

British Small Businesses Unprepared for Risk
Yet another survey has found that small- and medium-sized businesses in the United Kingdom lack good BC plans. Will these businesses ever get the message? Click HERE>>

 NEW! Check each week for updated Calendar of Events.

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. Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities - Click HERE>>

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DRJ Fall World 2008.
Sept. 14 - 17. San Diego, CA. No other show in the world can offer you the session choices, networking opportunities and full educational experience as DRJ can. Since 1989, the largest BC conference in the industry. Click HERE>>

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Honeywell Emergency Notification Service at Delaware State University
Minneapolis, MN - Delaware State University (DSU) will use the Instant Alert® Plus notification service to help communicate with students, faculty and staff in an emergency. DSU previously relied on e-mail, fliers and door-to-door outreach to circulate information. With Instant Alert Plus, they can now reach people via any communication device. The service can send up to 175,000 30-second phone calls and 125,000 text messages in 15 minutes. Click HERE>>

American Red Cross, OC Chapter’s Disaster Preparedness Academy
Anaheim, CA - October 1 - A full day of workshops offering the latest in disaster planning, mitigation, response and recovery information. This event is well established and highly regarded as a one of a kind preparedness seminar for Southern California and surrounding areas. Keynote Speaker: Lucy Jones, Ph.D., USGS. To find all the information you need to attend, exhibit, or sponsor the 2008 Disaster Preparedness Academy Click HERE>>

APUS’ Emergency & Disaster Management Program Receives Specialty Accreditation
Charles Town, WV - The Foundation of Higher Education (FoHE) recently granted American Public University System’s Emergency and Disaster Management program specialty accreditation. FoHE develops standards designed to strengthen the disaster/emergency management and homeland security profession. APUS is the first online university to receive specialty accreditation in this area from the FoHE. Click HERE>>

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