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'Designing for Disaster' has opened at the National Building Museum -IAEM
--excerpt taken from IAEM-- The National Building Museum recently opened a multimedia exhibition titled "Designing for Disaster," a call-to-action for citizen preparedness. FEMA proudly supports the "Designing for Disaster" exhibit as it explores strategies that communities are using to reduce their risks and build more disaster-resilient communities.   Read more .
Webinar: Communicating with Person's with Access and Functional Needs during Emergencies Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 1PM EDT/10AM PDT
The First Responders Group Capacity Building Webinar Series features webinar-based training events that offer innovative practices and emerging national models on how our nation's emergency management and responder agencies can effectively share incident-critical information, improve emergency communications, and implement solutions that are cost-effective, interoperable, proven, and available. Participants earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion.   Read more .
New York Academy of Medicine's Newest Grey Literature Report has been published!
The New York Academy of Medicine’s newest Grey Literature Report has been published. This report's main focus is on Disaster Preparedness.   Read more .
Webinar: Improved Planning for Vulnerable Populations through Use of Closed PODs
Webinar: Improved Planning for Vulnerable Populations through Use of Closed PODs*** National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) Thursday, June 5th, 2:30-4:00pm ET   Read more .
***New in DisasterLit***
University of Washington, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, May 2014 This 1.5-hour course is an overview that addresses and raises questions to consider in the planning and delivery of public health or healthcare services in large-scale emergencies, across different jurisdictions. It identifies key features of legal authority at different levels of government for responding to public health emergencies; describes potential or actual legal powers, responsibilities, and risks during declared emergencies; and discusses legal questions relating to the use of medical or public health volunteers during emergencies. http://go.usa.gov/82yh   Read more .
What’s New on REMM, April, 2014?
For the latest updates and changes regarding REMM, refer to the following:   Read more .
Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize Chicago Tribune
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor.   Read more .
BC city: Cyclists will play vital role in disaster response CBC
New Westminster Police, Fire and City officials will hold an event that is part bike rally and part emergency response drill.   Read more .

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Disaster Life Support
Since 2008, Pacific EMPRINTS has been designated as the National Disaster Life Support Training Center-Pacific, one of only 35 regional centers in the U.S. Course offerings include AMA-approved Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS), Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS), and Advanced Disaster Life Support - Instructor (ADLS - Instructor) taught by Hawaii-based, NDLS-certified instructors. 
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