Mastering the Decision-Making Process Before Disaster Strikes

Imagine your hospital has lost primary power due to flooding from a rainstorm which has been raging for five days. Water is leaking into your basement where your backup generators and fuel pumps are located. Engineering thinks the hospital can remain operational for an additional twelve hours if the rain stops soon. Unfortunately, weather forecasters… Read more »

    Organizing Evacuation Chaos: Coordinating the Movement of Patients

    When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October of 2012, 14 US states and Washington, D.C. were impacted. It was the second-costliest hurricane in US history after Katrina. The storm spanned 1,100 miles, killing at least 233 people along the path of the storm in eight countries. In New York City alone, the storm was the… Read more »

      Using Online Learning to Enhance Your Emergency Preparedness Program

      Emergency preparedness is a unique entity. It requires hospitals to work with different people, solving different problems and using different resources and strategies than those for routine emergencies. Readiness requires more than simply having an emergency operations plan (EOP). It necessitates ongoing training, a dedicated budget, and experienced leadership to sustain the effort. Hospitals properly… Read more »

        DQE New Product Release for Public Safety, Industry, and First Responders

        DQE has released some exciting new products for HazMat responders. New HazMat response tools include our exclusive Decon Utility Stool, Adjustable Dome Clamp, and Non-Sparking Crash Axe. We are also carrying new products from Ansell and Honeywell. DQE is dedicated to bringing responders the best HazMat gear that’s practical and economical.

          Managing Hospital Emergency Preparedness without Federal Funding

          It has been fourteen years since the September 11 attacks and the subsequent anthrax letters in the fall of 2001. Those tragic events highlighted the vital role of hospitals in our emergency care system. It is the place where victims and first responders are treated during a disaster and where support is provided to them… Read more »