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FEMA Releases Exercise Simulation System Document

FEMA has made the Exercise Simulation System Document (ESSD) available online. This document helps to develop exercises and exercise-based training to support simple to complex community-specific exercises. Included in this document is exercise information and resources for communities on how to respond to and manage an emergency or disaster. FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute; national and SLTT training and exercise organizations; private and nonprofit sectors; and the public coordinated to prepare the ESSD.

Ebola Exposure Calculator

This app estimates when a person with Ebola was exposed to the virus. Knowing when someone was exposed to Ebola is essential to establish chains of transmission. CDC in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory designed the app for field staff with variable levels of education and knowledge of the natural disease progression of Ebola. The calculator only requires knowledge of the symptoms and date of reported onset of disease.

Call for Papers on Novel Coronavirus

The Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. is committed to the examination and study of individual disasters and public health crises across the disaster cycle from response, through recovery and future preparation and preventive efforts.

The emergence of a novel Corona virus in Wuhan, China (2019-nCoV) and its subsequent worldwide spread have prompted a WHO-declared Public Health Emergency of International Concern, prompting a great deal of global fear and uncertainty as well as a torrent of advisories, news articles, and social media speculation. The journal will serve as an educated and authoritative voice on all aspects of the virus to include clinical and epidemiological characteristics, risk and threat levels, potential spread, control measures, vaccine development and risk communication.

Guest Editor
Stephen S. Morse, Ph.D., FAAM, F.A.C.E.
Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Infectious Disease Epidemiology Certificate
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
722 West 168th Street, #1504
New York, NY 10032

Chair, Columbia University Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC);
Member, National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB)

The Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness Journal began covering events in their entirety via special issues dating back to 2014.  In doing so, the journal publishes in real time over the full life-cycle of an event or crisis – from beginning to end. Due to the many uncertainties surrounding a novel agent outbreak, coverage may well extend beyond one special issue.

Global experts from all professions and disciplines involved in the response to this event are invited to supply content for this special and timely issue. Submitted material will be expeditiously reviewed and quickly E-published after acceptance in order to help inform ongoing efforts. Please submit manuscripts to

James J James
Eric Weinstein Deputy Editor
Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Editor
David Markenson, Deputy Editor

Human Trafficking in Rural America Webinar, Feb 20

Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Speaker: Christi Bartman, MPA, JD, PhD

After serving as Professor and Program Director for Public Administration, Public Policy and Legal Studies at American Public University System, Christi turned her attention to anti-human trafficking efforts in Ohio. She currently studies the unmet need for housing for trafficking victims in Central Ohio and is in the process of creating a coalition to address human trafficking in Southeast Ohio. In addition, through her company Basic Concepts Ltd., she offers consulting services to meet the needs of nonprofit and educational communities.


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Revised HSEEP Webinars, Feb 18, 20, 25 & 27

FEMA will host webinars with information, highlights, and changes regarding the recently revised Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Doctrine, which was revised on Feb. 5.


Webinars will be held this month at:

  • 3 p.m. ET on Feb 18
  • 9 a.m. ET on Feb. 20
  • 3 p.m. ET on Feb. 25
  • 9 a.m. ET on Feb. 27


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Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation: Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain Webinar, Feb 19

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. ET

This presentation will discuss research findings drawn from the recently published monograph entitled ‘Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation: Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain’. The monograph investigates everyday practices of intelligence cooperation between Britain and its continental partners in anti-terrorism matters.