A message from Phil Mann, Prevention Subcommittee Chair:

The Prevention Subcommittee is focused on helping Public Works Agencies prevent a man-made disaster and / or preventing system failures during a natural or man-made disaster.  The focus of the subcommittee the upcoming year will be:
  • addressing medical countermeasures for a pandemic event;
  • further cyber-security efforts to prevent attacks on our computerized critical infrastructure; and,
  • assist in the development of an Interoperable Broadband Communications Network for all first responders.
  • work with the Emergency Services Medical Countermeasures Coalition to develop a survey for public works and other emergency services sector (ESS) members to determine acceptability per pre anthrax vaccines and education/knowledge of such
  • participate in the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act to protect first responders
  • develop a strategic vision of the size, cost and scope of a medical protection plan for ESS
  • provide education on medical countermeasures

The benefits to the membership will be resources or guidance on how to address these issues as well as timely communications on items of interest.

Subcommittee Meeting Summaries
6-11-12 Prevention Subcommittee Meeting Summary
1-10-12 Prevention Subcommittee Meeting Summary
12-6-11 Prevention Subcommittee Meeting Summary
10-20-11 Prevention Subcommittee Meeting Summary