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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Public Safety Agencies, such as Law Enforcement, are in the best position to deter, detect, and investigate unauthorized or unsafe UAS operations. While drones can serve as a useful tool, these agencies also have an important role in protecting the public from unsafe and unauthorized drone operations. This information will help law enforcement and public safety professionals understand safe drone operations and their authority.

Operate a Drone, Start a Drone Program

Understand Your Authority: Handling Sightings and Reports

Access Our Public Safety Toolkit

FAA Contacts for Law Enforcement

Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft System Resource Guide


National Center for Disaster Medicine & Public Health (NCDMPH)

 

NCDMPH VISION
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health will be the United States’ academic center of excellence leading disaster health education and research. In collaboration with our federal partners, we will facilitate science and education to inform policy, operations, and funding decisions that improve our readiness, save lives and mitigate injuries in disasters.

NCDMPH MISSION
The Mission of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is to improve the United States disaster health readiness through advancements and improvements in education, research, practice, and policy.

BACKGROUND
NCDMPH is uniquely positioned as a bridge between federal agencies and academia.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 established NCDMPH in 2007 to be an academic center of excellence in disaster medicine and public health under five federal agency partners: the Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, and Department of Veterans Affairs. NCDMPH is both a federal organization and an academic center located in the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences working with military, nonprofit, private and federal collaborators to advance the mission.

DISASTER HEALTH CORE CURRICULUM

FIRST AID FOR SEVERE TRAUMA™ (FAST™)

MASS CASUALTY TRIAGE

PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM TRAINING IN DISASTER RECOVERY (PH STRIDR)

EMS EDUCATION

WEBINARS


Stop the Bleed

Over 3 Million People Have Learned to STOP THE BLEED

You can, too! The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® program has prepared over 3 million people worldwide on how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person.

With 3 quick actions, you can be trained to save a life. The number 1 cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. That’s why we want to train you how to STOP THE BLEED®.

Get Trained!
How to Make an Affordable Limb Model
Florida Committee on Trauma

Mobile Applications

                                             

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FERNO Pediatric Transport Devices

 

 

Pedi Mate Plus Attachment Video                     Pedi Mate PLUS Model 678 User Manual
Neo-Mate Attachment Video                               NeoMate Model 679 User Manual
Kangoofix Attachment Video                              Kangoofix User Manual
                                                                                       FL-PEDReady-safe-transport-Educational-Presenation-2023
                                                                                       Florida EMSC and PEDReady safe pediatric transport
Ambulance crash data


American Burn Association

The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. The ABA has more than 2,000 members in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, fire fighters, and hospitals with burn centers. Our multidisciplinary membership enhances our ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational programs.

Resources

Research


American College of Surgeons

The ACS TQP Best Practices Guidelines aim to provide recommendations for managing patient populations or injury types with special considerations to trauma care providers. The Trauma Quality Programs (TQP) Best Practices Project Team and a panel of guest experts from appropriate specialties, work together over the course of the year to create each guideline. The guidelines are created from evidence-based literature when available and consensus of the group when evidence is lacking.

These guidelines are created by leading health care professionals in each field, and provide a valuable resource for trauma centers everywhere.

Best Practices Guidelines


Children’s Safety Network

The Children’s Safety Network works with state and jurisdiction Maternal & Child Health and Injury & Violence prevention programs to create an environment in which all infants, children, and youth are safe and healthy. Our goal is to equip states and jurisdictions to strengthen their capacity, utilize data and implement effective strategies to make reductions in injury-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits.

What we do

  • The Children’s Safety Network, in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is implementing a child safety learning collaborative for state and jurisdiction health departments.
  • In partnership with HRSA MCHB, CSN facilitates a national Children’s Safety Now Alliance, with participation by leaders and experts representing national organizations, federal agencies, universities, and states with a commitment to child safety. The Alliance is guided by a Steering Committee, which works to create new synergy among public and private stakeholders and to support the activities of the CS CoIIN strategy teams.
  • CSN provides training and technical assistance and resources on injury and violence prevention planning, programs, and evidence-based practices to state and jurisdiction health departments and health and safety services and systems.

 

Child Safety Topics


National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

OUR MISSION is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

A traumatic event is a frightening, dangerous, or violent event that poses a threat to a child’s life or bodily integrity. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic. This is particularly important for young children as their sense of safety depends on the perceived safety of their attachment figures.

Traumatic experiences can initiate strong emotions and physical reactions that can persist long after the event. Children may feel terror, helplessness, or fear, as well as physiological reactions such as heart pounding, vomiting, or loss of bowel or bladder control. Children who experience an inability to protect themselves or who lacked protection from others to avoid the consequences of the traumatic experience may also feel overwhelmed by the intensity of physical and emotional responses.

Even though adults work hard to keep children safe, dangerous events still happen. This danger can come from outside of the family (such as a natural disaster, car accident, school shooting, or community violence) or from within the family, such as domestic violence, physical or sexual abuse, or the unexpected death of a loved one.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

All NCTSN Resources

The Learning Center

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Risk and Protective Factors

Psychological First Aid App

About Child Trauma

After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal

Family Preparedness Wallet Card

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Secondary Traumatic Stress


Volunteer Florida – Emergency Management

Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida:

  • Coordinates with Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet volunteer and donation needs
  • Provides staffing during activation of the State Emergency Operations Center
  • Provides training and presentations on the roles of government and nongovernmental organizations in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Provides fiscal and program management for federal, state, and privately funded programs
  • Provides training for government, non-government, and private sector organizations on disaster volunteer and donations management
  • Mobilizes and deploys resources to assist communities responding to and recovering from disaster
  • Operates the ESF (Emergency Support Function) 15 and deploys trained Volunteer Florida staff to assist the Florida Division of Emergency Management if necessary
  • Operates the Volunteer and Donations Hotline and the Florida Donations Portal

Emergency Management Resources

Volunteer Resources

G 489 – Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters – Student Manual


First Responder Hope Line

Being a first responder means being dedicated to protecting others. Today, this means being exposed to scenes of trauma and challenges that may leave you overwhelmed and alienated. At times it may feel like no one can understand.

You may put others’ lives first, but you can still make your mental health a priority. Because saving lives starts with your own. The First Responder Hope Line works to ensure that our community’s first responders have access to a lifeline of support, allowing you to speak confidentially with trained specialists anytime.

To those who serve, we thank you. And we are here for you.


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