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In an update to their “Ebola Guidance for 9-1-1 Systems” issued on October 3, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published two additional significant guidelines of interest to 9-1-1 agencies.
In light of current growing global concerns about public health risks related to the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from West Africa, with some patients entering the United States and other countries, the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) has updated its Emerging Infectious Diseases Surveillance (EIDS) Tool for computerized emergency dispatch center software in eleven, in-demand languages.
The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch's (IAED) secondary triage research was recently selected as the recipient of the 2014 Sophus Falck Scientific Abstract Award as the best pre-hospital care abstract at the prestigious European Society for Emergency Medicine’s (EuSEM) 8th European Congress on Sept. 29 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) is pleased to announce that Brian Dale, Chair of the Academy's ED-Q Board of Curriculum and former longtime Chair of the IAED Board of Accreditation, was appointed the new Chief of the Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD) on May 4.
EMD James Domeier with Allina Health EMS (MN) is the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch's recipient of the NAVIGATOR 2015 Dispatcher of the Year Award. Presented to Domeier on April 29 during the Opening Session of the IAED's annual NAVIGATOR conference, the yearly award - sponsored this year by Infor - recognizes a telecommunicator for his or her outstanding performance.
PowerPhone has released a complimentary white paper entitled, The Role of the Call Handler in the Face of Ebola and Other Emerging and Deadly Infectious Diseases. This paper presents a fundamental summary of emerging infectious diseases and emergency response with a focus on empowering the call handler with information and understanding and, by so doing, protect responders.
The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) has announced the addition of Priority Dispatch Corporation (PDC) to the Association's growing membership base. PDC is a dispatch method service provider that uses in-house research and development to deliver to the field a series of unique calltaking protocols for emergency communications centers worldwide.