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News archive: Nov

Monday, November 20, 2017

Resilience Retreat December 8-10, 2017

An intensive introduction to the science of mind-body and cognitive conditioning through mindfulness meditation. Experiential practice through guided meditations and mindful movement are supported with discussions on scientific research to support resiliency. This training begins the challenging journey that can transform our capacity for working within a trauma filled landscape with resilience, and for meeting those in deep suffering & crisis with greater skill, humanity & desired strategic outcomes. A trauma informed training that resources participants for greater resiliency of mind, heart and body. Brought to you through a community partnership between West Virginia University School of Public Health, Marshall University School of Psychology, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Mindful Badge Initiative. For more information, click on the title above.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

First Responder Network Authority Weekly Update to the State and Territory Single Points of Contact (SPOC) – November 13, 2017

First Responder Network Authority Weekly Update to the State and Territory Single Points of Contact (SPOC) – November 13, 2017 To read the weekly update, click on the title above.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Interim Legislative Session Schedule

Interim Legislative Session Schedule:Nov 12-14 Fire/EMS committee meeting Tuesday, Nov 14, 1-3pm in House Gov Org Dec 3-5 Jan 7-9

COMING THIS FALL: The SAFECOM Nationwide Survey

The SAFECOM Nationwide Survey is a data gathering effort that will equip government officials and emergency responders with critical information to make decisions about future emergency communications policies, funding, and programs. The data collected will depict the capabilities necessary for establishing operable, interoperable, and continuity of communications. Both SAFECOM and the DHS Office of Emergency Communications encourage organizations with emergency communications responsibilities for federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to participate in the survey and help shape the future of emergency communications. The survey is expected to be released in Fall 2017. Updates will be posted to the SAFECOM website.

FENTANYL

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: 1) Fentanyl can be present in a variety of forms (e.g., powder, tablets, capsules, solutions, and rocks). 2) Inhalation of airborne powder is MOST LIKELY to lead to harmful effects, but is less likely to occur than skin contact. 3) Incidental skin contact may occur during daily activities but is not expected to lead to harmful effects if the contaminated skin is promptly washed off with water. 4) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is effective in protecting you from exposure. 5) Slow breathing or no breathing, drowsiness or unresponsiveness, and constricted or pinpoint pupils are the specific signs consistent with fentanyl intoxication. 6) Naloxone is an effective medication that rapidly reverses the effects of fentanyl. For more information and to download the "Final STANDARD size of Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responds" document, click on the title above.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Military and First Responders Night Friday, November 10th

My name is Carly Slater and I am the Assistant Director of Marketing in the WVU Athletics department. Matt Wells gave me your contact information because our Women’s Basketball team is hosting a Military and First Responders Night at our game on Friday, November 10th vs. Central Connecticut State at 7:00 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum. In honor of Veterans Day being the day after, we will be giving all active or retired military and first responders free admission to this game. All they need to do is show a valid ID at our ticket office.

First Responder Network Authority Weekly Update to the State and Territory Single Points of Contact (SPOC) – October 30, 2017

First Responder Network Authority Weekly Update to the State and Territory Single Points of Contact (SPOC) – October 30, 2017

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