Preparedness

EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Wildfires

Exposure to wildland fire smoke is a community health issue that has gained the attention of public health professionals and organizations, especially in states where fires are becoming more frequent and intense. Emissions from wildland fire smoke have significant health implications for those nearby as well as those living farther downwind of the smoke. EPA offers a suite of wildland fire resources that can be used by state environmental and public health agencies to help communicate health risks and ways to reduce exposure with the public before, during and after smoke events.

Man-Made Hazard Preparedness

Man-made disasters are extreme hazardous events that are caused by human beings.  Some examples of man-made disaster emergencies include chemical spills, hazardous material spills, explosions, chemical or biological attacks, nuclear blast, train accidents, plane crashes, or groundwater contamination.  Communities are also vulnerable to threats posed by extremist groups who use violence against both people and property.  Many of these disasters can cause death, injuries, and loss of property.  ​Below are resources to assist environmental health professionals in planning and educating the public on man-made disaster issues.

Resources to Protect Community Health

Radiological Disaster Preparedness

Chemical Disaster Preparedness

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Water Systems Piloting Real-Time Date Analytics

The EPA’s Homeland Security Research Program has developed and pilot deployed real-time analytics hardware and software (RTX:LINK and EPANET-RTX) in both large and small systems (Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Colorado). The RTX:LINK and EPANET-RTX applications to the City of Flint, Michigan will help with daily operations by monitoring system-wide flows, pressures, and water age in real time.

Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke Webinars

This series of 5 webinars will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of tribal communities and strategies to minimize exposure. Each 90-minute webinar will feature 3 presentations.

The webinars are free and open to anyone. The webinars will be recorded.

To Register for one or all five of the webinars, send an email to: baldwin.joyce@epa.gov

 

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