10 Steps to Prepare for an Epidemic/Pandemic

Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator of FEMA

Seasonal influenza epidemics occur every year, but periodically a novel influenza virus strain, for which there is little human immunity, emerges and can cause a global pandemic like the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, or even a more severe one like the pandemic of 1918.

Richard Serino discusses steps you can take NOW to prepare for a possible Pandemic. These tools will also be beneficial for other public health emergencies.

By viewing this webinar recording you will learn:

• What is the difference between pandemic and seasonal flu
• How to coordinate with other organizations
• Where to get the most accurate information as a pandemic spreads
• How to keep the public, your workers informed of best methods to Prevent and contain
• Checklists for resources and tolls for pandemic

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Richard Serino has provided extensive leadership on emergency management, emergency medical and homeland security at local, state, federal and international levels. Mr. Serino is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and a Senior Advisor at MIT’s Urban Risk Lab.

Serino was appointed by President Obama as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 8th Deputy Administrator in October 2009 and served until 2014. In this role, he also served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the agency with more than $25 billion budget.