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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

Download the fact sheet here.

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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CAAS Announces Release of GVS V2.0

June 19, 2019

The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) is pleased to announce the release of Ground Vehicle Standard (GVS) V2.0. GVS V2.0 has been in the development process for approximately two years and is an upgrade from the V1.0 version first released in 2016.

The new ambulance vehicle section of GVS V2.0 contains updates and edits from the prior version, and includes the latest safety, quality and compliance requirements for new production ambulances. It also provides a vehicle certification labeling system for use by the Final Stage Ambulance Manufacturer (FSAM), as well as mandatory documentation templates for compliance and weight/payload information.

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