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KEMA MEDIA ADVISORY: Feb. 24, 2011 -

Recently Governor Brownback signed Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) #40 which would consolidate the Kansas Animal Health Department under the Kansas Department of Agriculture.  Due to the potentially serious affect this consolidation could have on response to an animal health emergency, the KEMA President, Lon Buller, Director of Harvey County Emergency Management, issued this letter to key members of the state legislature who are charged with reviewing ERO#40.


REPORT OF THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS - HURRICANE KATRINA: A NATION STILL UNPREPARED

Executive Summary
Findings
Recommendations


Pandemic Influenza Planning: A Guide for Individuals & Families

This guide is designed to help you understand the threat of a pandemic flu outbreak in our country and your community. It describes common sense actions that you can take in preparing for a pandemic. Each individual and family should know both the magnitude of what can happen during a pandemic outbreak and what actions you can take to help lessen the impact of an influenza pandemic on you and your community.

It's not flu as usual: What Businesses need to know about Pandemic Flu Planning

This brochure offers guidance on how businesses can:

  • Prepare for pandemic flu in order to maintain business continuity
  • Help protect employees health
  • Work with health officials to minimize disruption

FEMA - Interim Guidance on Continuity of Operations planning for state and local government

National Incident Management System - Press Release
U. S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge announced approval of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the Nation's first standardized management plan that creates a unified structure for Federal, state, and local lines of government for incident response.  "NIMS gives all of our Nation's responders the same framework for incident management and fully puts into practice the concept of, 'One mission, one team, one fight,'" Ridge said.

The Importance of Investing in a Sound Emergency Management Program   
--Submitted by Mike Selves, CEM