IceAge Insights: CBRNE, Disaster Response and Preparedness

Coronavirus/COVID-19 is highly contagious and requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) be worn by healthcare providers and first responders to prevent further transmission and infection. However, PPE traps body heat and greatly increases fatigue and risk in users, reducing time available to treat patients. This problem is compounded with the lack of qualified medical professionals, especially in an epidemic or pandemic. 

Maximizing the endurance capacity of the limited number of qualified medical professionals to operate safely in contaminated environments provides more overall capacity to successfully manage the response.

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People who live in smaller spaces can have a more difficult time preparing for disasters because they have less available space to store supplies. Water is an important item that takes up lots of space. This article is designed to help people prepare for natural disasters who live in smaller spaces or who have limited storage space.
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