The Office of Homeland Security, Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency and the Groundhog Day Club hosted a preparation exercise, "Where's Phil?" in advance of the 2015 Groundhog Day on February 2, 2015. The mass gathering tabletop exercise on November 19, 2014 involved several multi-threat scenarios including planned disruptions, active shooters and possible bio attack. The scope of the exercise was to cover federal, state, local and private sector prevention, protection and mitigation activities, and the purpose was to test coordination and inter-operability issues, information sharing mechanisms and decision making when incidents would arise. Participants included federal, state and local law enforcement departments, fire, EMS and emergency management agencies.
Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Virus Disease in the United States.
Background Information: In view of the recent announcement of an Ebola case identified in Texas, the CDC is sending the following previously developed and distributed guidance and checklist, which is located on the CDC website. These documents were updated on the evening of October 1st. For more information on Ebola, please visit this page.