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Information Concerning Ebola

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released documents and information pertinent to the growing Ebola concerns in the United States. 

Ebola Virus Disease Chart

Ebola Fever Facts

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Homeland Security, is Hometown Security

The task of assuring the security of our homeland involves protecting the citizens of the United States, and the nation's critical infrastructure and key assets, and must originate at the community level. It requires discovering, developing and deploying projects with a broad focus that will support local communities.

See the local security initiatives we have going on here in Pittsburgh, to include our Suspicious Activity Reporting page.

Active Shooter Information

Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released documents and information pertinent to the growing Ebola concerns in the United States.  This information is especially suited for personnel engaged in emergency management or anyone in the healthcare field.  All users are actively encouraged to view links that outline preparedness checklists, methods of detection, and additional resources provided by the CDC.

 

Links for First Responders:

 

Guidance on PPE To Be Used by Healthcare Workers During Management of Patients with Ebola in Hospitals. Including Procedures for Donning Doffing

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/procedures-for-ppe.html

Ebola Virus Disease Screening for EMS

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/evd-screening-criteria.pdf

Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known/Suspected Ebola 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/interim-guidance-emergency-medical-services-systems-911-public-safety-answering-points-management-patients-known-suspected-united-states.html

Detailed EMS Checklist for Ebola Preparedness

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ems-checklist-ebola-preparedness.pdf

Top 10 Ebola Response Planning Tips: Ebola Readiness Self-Assessment for State and Local Public Health Officials

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/preparedness/planning-tips-top10.html

Detection Checklists:

 

Algorithm for Evaluation of the Returned Traveler

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/ebola-algorithm.pdf

Checklist for Patients Being Evaluated for Ebola 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/checklist-patients-evaluated-us-evd.pdf

Resources for Health Care Workers and Providers:

 

Checklist for Healthcare Coalitions for Ebola Preparedness

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/coalition-checklist-ebola-preparedness.pdf

Health Care Facility Preparedness Checklist for Ebola 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/healthcare-facility-checklist-for-ebola.pdf

Health Care Provider Preparedness Checklist for Ebola Virus Disease 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/healthcare-provider-checklist-for-ebola.pdf

CDC Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa in Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/safety-training-course/index.html

How U.S. Clinical Laboratories Can Safely Manage Specimens from Persons Under Investigation for Ebola 

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/safe-specimen-management.html

CDC Ebola Surge – 2014

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0914-ebola-surge.html

 

posted 10/13/14 @ 12:02 pm

Every state in the U.S. has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, and although some more than others, everyone is at risk. You can take steps to prepare for when severe weather strikes in your area. Knowing the most common weather hazards in your area, your vulnerability, and what actions you should take can save your life and others. 

Severe Weather is ever present during Pittsburgh's change of seasons. Review the "Emergency Resources" tab we have at right, to see our Summer preparedness info. Watch the Community Weather Alert video below, and sign up for the City of Pittsburgh's Emergency Alerts!

posted 5/21/13 @ 10:08 am

Reflecting upon the tragic events in Connecticut, and other like events within recent years, Pittsburgh EMA has an archive of Active Shooter specific information available to the community. Some of this information can be found on our Facebook page, and we encourage you to see our most recent posts.

posted 12/17/12 @ 12:00 pm
Suspicious Activity Reporting

Remember – if you see something that is actively occurring or may pose an immediate threat, call 9-1-1 immediately! However, if nobody is in danger yet you feel that government and law enforcement entities should be made aware of suspicious activity, please feel free to fill out an online Suspicious Activity Report.

posted 9/09/11 @ 9:00 am
See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something! Follow this link to learn more about the campaign on improving the process of alerting government and law enforcement to information that could play a crucial role in keeping Pittsburgh secure:

posted 9/09/11 @ 9:00 am
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