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As a professional involved in EMS, I subscribe to a number of services that notify you in the event of disasters or serious incidents. One of the most significant is the Incident Briefing Network. Frequently I post from the related e-mails to this board. For example, today I posted the information about the Gothard Tunnel fire and the earthquake in New York from them. This is because of my work in EMS, and the information is valuable to me. I think some of our readers may also find value as well, so I am posting, 'en toto' the following message I got from them recently - you may want to consider subscribing:
Over the past few months the moderators of several lists aimed at the Emergency Manager and Emergency Responder have realized that there is some duplication of effort and topic. There also are subscribers to several of the lists that may not be aware of the other lists that might be helpful to themselves and/or their organizations.
After extensive discussion six lists have been somewhat "re-positioned" to be of the most possible assistance to the community of Emergency Managers and Emergency Responders.
Please take a few minutes to read each of the list descriptions (below) and choose those that will be most useful to you. Subscription info for each list follows that list's description. If you are already subscribed to any list you need not take any action - for that list. If there is a list that you are interested in, but not yet subscribed, click on the link and send a blank email to that address. You will get a confirmation shortly thereafter.
We hope each of you will find these changes useful.
If you have any questions or suggestions about any of these lists, please contact the moderator for that particular list.
Thanks. The Editors Incident Briefing Network
01. Emergency-Management (EM) - Information sharing and discussions related to Emergency Management in both the public and private sectors. List topics are limited to: prevention, preparedness, training, mitigation, response, consequence management, and recovery issues. Included in the above are risk management, crisis management, command, control, and communications, logistics, security, and public health - but all of the above from an Emergency Management perspective.
This list will be of interest to those involved - at a policy and/or management level - in Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Infrastructure Protection, and Disaster Response.
List Type: Discussion - Moderated
Subscribe at: firstname.lastname@example.org To reach the Moderator: email@example.com
02. EM Legislation (EML) - A dissemination point for Federal Register Notices, Congressional Bills, Regulatory Notices, and Press Releases, etc. related to Emergency Management.
This list will be of interest to those involved - at a policy and/or management level - in Emergency Management, Fire Safety, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Response.
List Type: Distribution - Submissions ARE accepted for review and re-posting by the Moderator. Discussion of any post to this list should be carried to the Emergency-Management list (see above).
Subscribe at: firstname.lastname@example.org To reach the Moderator: email@example.com
03. DailyBrief (DB) - Dissemination and sharing of open source intel and information including white papers, position papers, reports, ideas, opinions, news, and press releases, related to crisis and disasters (natural and man-made, including terrorism). All items should relate to Emergency Management and/or Public Safety.
This list will be of interest to those involved - at a policy and/or management level - in Emergency Management, Fire Service, EMS, hospital response, Law Enforcement, and Disaster Response.
List Type: Distribution - Open Submissions.
Subscribe at: firstname.lastname@example.org To reach the Moderator: email@example.com
04. CrisisAlertNet (CAN) - Distribution of initial Alerts, Warnings, and Notices relative to known, probable, and highly possible incidents including: disasters or major emergencies, as well as national and/or international security events. Included will be: earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, storms, floods, landslides, mudslides, tornados, avalanches, tsunami, and tidal waves, as well as national and/or international security events. Items will be limited in text length so as to be suitable for receipt on wireless devices (digital pagers, digital cellular phones, and other wireless devices with an internet email address) as well as via traditional e-mail.
This list will be of interest to those involved - at all levels - in Emergency Management, Fire Safety, EMS, Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Response.
List Type: Distribution - Submissions are posted without moderation. Follow-up notices will be distributed via the IncidentBriefingNetwork (IBN) list (see below). Discussion of any post to this list should be carried to the Emergency-Management list or any other appropriate list.
Subscribe at: firstname.lastname@example.org To reach the Moderator: email@example.com
05. Incident Briefing Network (IBN) - Distribution of Alerts, Warnings, SITREPS, Briefs, Notices, Press Releases, and News Reports relative to on-going, probable, and highly possible incidents that could be categorized as disasters or major emergencies. Included will be: earthquakes, hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, storms, floods, landslides, mudslides, tornados, avalanches, tsunami, and tidal waves, as well as national and/or international security events.
The primary focus of this list will be the type of incident that requires a "broad spectrum" of emergency responders including search and rescue, emergency medical, communications, etc. whether those response units are government supported or a non-governmental organization (NGO) comprised of volunteers. Coverage will begin with the first indication of a possible incident through any actual response. Post-incident analysis and "lessons learned" will be covered as well. Some aspects of prevention, preparedness, and mitigation will be covered. Consequence and recovery will not be addressed here.
This list will be of interest to those involved - at all levels - in Search and Rescue, Disaster Response, and Emergency Management, including members of SAR, US&R, DMAT, DMORT, VMAT, EMS, Fire Rescue, Law Enforcement, and other similar units.
[The primary difference between IncidentBriefingNetwork (IBN) and the CrisisAlertNet (CAN) is that CAN will limit coverage to warnings, imminent incidents, and actual alerts, while IBN will continue coverage throughout the response phase. CAN's notices will also be limited in length due to the need to serve wireless devices. IBN's notices will provide more complete information.]
List Type: Distribution Only - Submissions are accepted for review and re-posting by the Editors/Moderators. Discussion of any post to this list should be carried to any other appropriate list.
Subscribe at: firstname.lastname@example.org To reach the Moderator: email@example.com
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