The Exchange (Issue 10): Preparing for and Responding to Wildfires and Planned Outages

While the world of public health focuses on monitoring and responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation amid the annual influenza season, those of us in health emergency readiness and response recognize that we also must remain vigilant on another front: the ongoing threat of natural disasters.

This issue of the ASPR TRACIE Exchange discusses lessons learned from recent wildfires, evacuating and receiving patients, and preparing for planned power outages. In the articles, subject matter experts from emergency medicine, emergency management, and the federal government explore the effect of these incidents on local hospitals and communities at large.

Read the issue.

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