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California Partners with Biospatial

October 14, 2019

(Falls Church, Va.) – The California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) went live in the fall of 2019 as the 21st state to use the Biospatial platform. EMSA now will be able to use existing EMS data to deliver more timely actionable information analyses, at no cost to the state.

Biospatial uses emergency medical services and health-related data sources to provide timely, national-scale syndromic detection, monitor real-time trends, and alert to syndromic anomalies critical to the nation’s health and safety. EMSA will submit National EMS Information System (NEMSIS) data elements to the Biospatial platform to assist in national preparedness and enhance California’s ability to visualize their data with other data layers of relevance.

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DHHS Funding Opportunity for First Responder Vaccine Initiative

July 29, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (DHS-19-CWMD-077-001) for the First Responder Vaccine Initiative (FRVI) Pilot. The notice can be viewed at: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=318260.

The FRVI Pilot will provide the opportunity for selected State and Local jurisdictions to administer voluntary pre-event anthrax vaccine to first responders and evaluate the feasibility of the program, in collaboration with DHS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For more information, please refer to the attached fact sheet and the funding announcement. Questions can be directed to: frvi@hq.dhs.gov

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DHS is encouraging jurisdictions to apply for this opportunity. The closing date for applications is 15 August 2019.

NASEMSO Releases Pediatric Transport Resource for Ambulances

July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019 (Falls Church, Va.) The National Association of State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Officials (NASEMSO) has released the Pediatric Transport Products for Ground Ambulances, Version 2. The document is a resource for EMS providers to determine existing options for securing infants and children who are transported by ambulance.

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