Tuesday, September 7, 2010

National Dialogue on Preparedness Update 09-06-10

This coming Friday will mark the end of the National Dialogue on Preparedness. As of 10:30 last night there were 227 Ideas posted on the site. There are 721 registered users who have made 365 comments and voted 2,796 times.

Ideas Followed

There have been no new Ideas added to the list of seven that I have been following here on this blog. Four of the seven (#s 2, 4, 5 and 7 below) were submitted by me. The status of the seven Ideas that might be of interest to the chemical security community is listed below.

FEMA CBRNE Preparedness Division (4 votes, 0 comments, rank 105)
Funding Post-Emergency Response Research (6 vote, 0 comments, rank 81)
Update "pre-fire" tours to include "pre-hazmat" considerations (8 votes, 0 comments, rank 67)
HAZMAT Rail Shipment Notifications (-5 vote, 0 comments, rank 224)
TSA Chlorine Dispersion Modeling Study (-1 votes, 1 positive comment, rank 198)
Bring in the Military (-14 votes, 4 positive comments, rank 232)
Counter-Terrorism Emergency Response Plan - CFATS (11 votes, 0 comments, rank 44)
HOT Ideas

The IdeaScale people that run this site have yet to explain what they mean by the term “Hot Ideas”, but three of the Ideas followed here have made it to their “Hot Ideas” listing. Those would be the first three Ideas listed above. My guess is that, by some criteria not yet explained, these are Ideas that are already receiving some sort of consideration by the Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Preparedness Task Force.

Participation Urged

As always I urge readers of this blog to take the time to look at this site and add their two-cents to the discussion. It is not often that citizens are given the chance to directly participate in the decision making processes of the Federal Government. We need to utilize those opportunities when they do come along.

NOTE: Updated 09:00 EDT, 09-07-10 Added links. The new Google editor does not ‘accept’ links when pasting from MS Word and I'm still getting used to this.

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