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Innovations in Emergency Preparedness On the Go

Co-Authored by Amanda Eddy, CHHS Research Assistant

Ham Radios: Salt-Cured Interoperability

Today, technology - cell phones, e-mail, social media, etc. - provides abundant opportunities for people to communicate instantly with one another. General information sharing, planning, and coordination occur seamlessly on a daily basis. These modes of daily correspondence might appear sufficient to sustain communication between individuals during and after an emergency.

Haiti earthquake: CHHS applauds first responders

On January 12, a powerful earthquake devastated the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti and its surrounding communities. This is an unimaginable tragedy that has captured the world’s attention. CHHS applauds the efforts of the many first responders, from Haiti and abroad, who have once again answered the call for help in the wake of a catastrophe.

Video: Maryland RCPG Workshop I: Resource Management Planning

CHHS hosted the Maryland RCPG Workshop I, which brought together public and private sector partners to resolve state and regional resource needs during an emergency, on Sept. 10-11, 2009.

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