Emergency Preparedness and Response

“EmergencyThe MMS and its Committee on Preparedness work to enhance the health care system’s capacity to prepare for, detect, and respond to the consequences of natural disasters, terrorism and other health emergencies.

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  • Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) Training Catalog August 17, 2017

    This online catalog allows learners to search through hundreds of tested and validated resources in one convenient location. Users can find trainings by keyword searches or filtering. Materials include online courses, exercises and drills, and toolkits. All are available at no cost.

  • Pediatric Disaster Life Support June 23, 2017

    The MMS Committee on Preparedness has created a directory of Pediatric Disaster Life Support resources that physicians, nurses and other health care professionals can readily access in preparation for, or during, an emergency.

  • Health and Medical Response to Active Shooter and Bombing Events June 22, 2016

    This 19-page document examines some of the issues and potential best practices during responses to terrorist incidents, including mass shootings and bombings, and serves as a prompt for responders and planners to consider areas where their community could address potential gaps. Preventing these...

  • If You See Something, Say Something November 20, 2015

    If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national campaign that raises public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, as well as the importance of reporting suspicious activity to state and local law enforcement.

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Upcoming Events

2nd Annual French-American Conference on Emergency Medicine
October 11 – 13, 2017
Joseph B. Martin Center (October 11th & 12th)
Fairmont Copley Hotel (October 13th )

Offered by Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This course will look at the impacts of emergencies and disasters with a focus on terrorist based events on pre-­‐hospital functioning as well as emergency department operations and care, with special attention on all components of the disaster cycle: mitigate, preparedness, response, and recovery. For more details, please visit the event information and registration page.


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