News Article | February 15, 2017
The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management and SETRAC will utilize three of Intermedix’s top emergency preparedness solutions: WebEOC, EMResource and EMTrack to obtain situational awareness and contribute to public health and safety, during the big game this Sunday between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium. The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management, or City of Houston OEM, will utilize WebEOC, the industry-leading incident management software, to help monitor the surrounding areas and share information with government officials. The WebEOC software was installed and configured prior to the weeklong events leading up to Sunday’s big game so stakeholders could collaborate in real time. “The City of Houston has worked tirelessly to integrate our event reporting process with the one used by the Texas Division of Emergency Management,” explained Dennis Storemski, director of the Mayor's Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security, which oversees City of Houston OEM. “WebEOC allows us to create a common operating picture for all of the agencies involved in event management for the big game.” The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council, or SETRAC will coordinate with local hospitals, Emergency Medical Services agencies and health providers in the Houston area for the increased volume they may experience the week leading up to and during the big game. “It’s imperative that we know how to plan for the large crowds and facilitate coordination between emergency responders and hospitals,” said Lori Upton, director of regional preparedness at SETRAC. “We want to ensure sufficient coverage is provided and that overcrowding doesn’t occur.” Professionals at SETRAC will use EMTrack to track individuals who are seeking medical attention and need to leave the planned events or the big game. EMResource will then provide SETRAC with a holistic view of what area and regional medical resources are readily available to accept and assist with patients. SETRAC will also use WebEOC to help monitor and communicate information with stakeholders, and disseminate the right resources to the appropriate areas. Intermedix solutions have been deployed for the football championship many times before, and are consistently used when overseeing and regulating events of this magnitude. Committed Intermedix industry experts will also be onsite to support City of Houston OEM and SETRAC throughout the week leading up to the big game. These experts have extensive experience with administering large-scale events, as well as considerable knowledge when it comes to understanding Houston’s medical center framework and how to accommodate for a substantial amount of incoming patients. “City of Houston OEM and SETRAC are valued clients of ours and we are proud to partner with them and bring our solutions to Houston for the big game,” said Joel Portice, CEO of Intermedix. “It’s always an honor to serve the countless individuals who help make this event a success each year, and play an important role in keeping the community safe.” About City of Houston OEM The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is the primary coordinating agency for disaster planning and response in the nation's fourth-largest city. OEM serves Houston by conducting programs and activities for City residents and departments to help them prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of natural and man-made disasters. (houstonoem.org) About SETRAC The SouthEast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) was organized under the authority of the Texas Department of Health which was instructed by the 1989 Omnibus Rural Health Care Rescue Act. SETRAC is one of 22 Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) currently functioning within the State of Texas. SETRAC has a long and successful history of responding to local, regional, state and federally declared disasters. Collaborative planning, risk-priority resource allocation, commitment to a cause, and mutual respect across disciplines are cornerstones of their successful coalition. SETRAC has a formalized CMOC plan that serves as the foundation for all of their response efforts. The ability to activate the CMOC at various levels of response allows for flexibility and agility in responding to the various hazards encountered in the region. CMOC incorporates healthcare facilities; public health professionals, long term/special needs representatives, EMS, EMTF components, logistics support, and communications under an integrated NIMS compliant structure. About Intermedix Intermedix is a global leader pioneering innovations in data analytics and cloud-based technology to deliver best-in-class revenue cycle management, practice management and emergency management solutions. The company supports more than 500,000 emergency preparedness and response incidents around the world and enables more than 15,000 health care providers to focus on delivering excellence in patient care.
News Article | February 24, 2017
ZEPHYR COVE, NV, February 24, 2017-- Darrell Trent has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Honing in on more than five decades' worth of varied professional experience, Mr. Trent currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of such companies as Action Development Inc. and Artec Inc. His resume is unsurpassed, including time spent as acting, deputy and executive director of the Office of Emergency Management, as well as extensive work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Impressively, much of his career has been spent in service to presidential campaigns and transitions; from 1968 to 1969, Mr. Trent worked as staff director for personnel and advisor for presidential transition, going on to work as director of office policy coordination for presidential transition from 1980 to 1981, and senior advisor on transportation and budget for the presidential transition in 2000. He served as a research writer for Nixon for President in 1968 and as a deputy assistant to President Nixon from 1969 to 1970. As his career progressed, Mr. Trent worked as deputy campaign manager and consultant for the Reagan-for-President Committee and deputy campaign manager for Citizens for Reagan, ultimately becoming senior policy advisor for the Reagan-for-President Committee in 1980. He has since worked as deputy and acting secretary of the United States Department of Transportation and United States chairman and ambassador to the European Civil Aviation Committee, and has served the United States government in copious other capacities.Mr. Trent earned a bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 1961, following this degree with postgraduate work at the Hague Academy of International Law and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In 1964, he earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University. His early occupational credentials include owner and manager of Trent Enterprises, CEO of assorted Kansas food distributors and commissioner of property management and disposal services for the General Services Administration. Throughout his career, Mr. Trent has authored several influential works, including "The U.S. and Transnational Terrorism" and "Transportation: Policy, Goals, Accomplishments," and co-authored "Terrorism: Threat, Reality, Response," along with contributing a number of articles to varied publications.Devoted to active civic involvement, Mr. Trent was the deputy chairman of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation from 1985 to 1988. He was also on the board of directors of the Foundation for Teaching Economics from 1988 to 1990 and on the board of regents of Pepperdine University from 1985 to 1992. Mr. Trent maintains membership with the Bohemian Club, and his unsurpassed contributions to his field have been noted through his listings in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Politics, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World.About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com
News Article | December 8, 2015
China has issued a red alert for the first time ever as a blanket of smog has been settling over the capital Beijing. As part of the alert, schools would be closed, factories temporarily shut down and half the city's cars would be ordered off roads within the city limits, officials said. Cars with even and odd number license plates will alternate daily in using the city's roads, they explained. The restrictions will be in effect until Dec. 10, when a cold weather front predicted by meteorologists is expected to push the smog out of the city. Five days of steadily worsening pollution cut visibility within some parts of Beijing to 300 feet or less and delayed many flights into the city's main airport, prompting Beijing's Office of Emergency Management to issue the red alert. An "orange alert," officially the second-highest alert level of the city's four-step system, had been called last week for the first time this year. A red alert has never been called in Beijing before this. Commuters in the city expressed concern over the driving restrictions and the effect it could have on the city's already overloaded mass transit system of buses and the subway. Parents with children whose schools were closed also said they were concerned about the consequences. "We were just informed the primary school will be shut for three days," said Li Xia, 35, who has an eight-year-old daughter. "There isn't such a thing as a pollution holiday for us. So I don't know how this will work — what are we going to do with our children while we're working?" Still, the red alert suggests Chinese officials are taking pollution seriously after many years of denying any problems, environmentalists said. "That's a sign of a different attitude from the Beijing government," said Dong Liansai, an energy and climate campaigner for Greenpeace who is based in Beijing. "It shows they really want to initiate this alert system and deal with air pollution." Pollution is not just a problem for Beijing, environmental activist Ma Jun pointed out. "We need to realize that pollution is a regional problem and it's not just about our own city [Beijing] and whatever emergency actions we can take," said Jun, director of the Beijing-based Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs. Any measure addressing only Beijing "can only have limited results," he said.
Abernathy T.,Office of Emergency Management
Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology | Year: 2015
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Type: | Journal: Journal of nutritional science and vitaminology | Year: 2015
USDA makes sure that nutritious USDA Foods are made available to States, Indian Tribal Organizations and Emergency Feeding Organizations to help feed survivors of natural disasters and other emergencies when needed.