“I am pleased the House has passed this critical legislation that clarifies the important role our emergency medical response community plays in national preparedness and response efforts,” Brooks said. “When our emergency response providers have the resources necessary to purchase vital equipment and conduct necessary drills, their level of coordination and preparation saves lives when disasters strike. I want to express my gratitude to Congressman Bilirakis for his hard work and support of this effort.” details here
Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness
The Emergency Services Coalition for Medical Preparedness was formed to lead the development of a national strategy to protect providers in the event of a large-scale biological event. The Coalition draws support from all emergency services associations, and over three million providers.
Chemical Protection Challenge
The Coalition is hosting a challenge to design the next generation operational capacity to protect the protectors from chemical and nerve agents. $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the best ideas.
Review the Call for Entries for more information. Entry should be a maximum of 6 pages, 12 point font. Deadline to submit is July 10, 2014. Proposal and Entry Form should be submitted to Kate McClimans at KMcClimans@iaem.com.