A pandemic is a global outbreak of a contagious disease. An influenza pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus emerges for which people have little or no immunity and no developed vaccine. Since the disease is easily spread from person to person, it can sweep across a country and even the world in a very short time. Use the following links to find more information and resources about pandemic influenza.
- FEMA Guidelines for Disaster Assistance During a Pandemic Flu Outbreak (October 2009)
- U.S. Fire Administrator Urges H1N1 Vacinations For Fire and EMS (October 2009)
- Message from USFA Acting Assistant Administrator Regarding the H1N1 Flu (April 2009)
- CDC: Prevention Strategies for Seasonal Influenza in Healthcare Settings
- CDC: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) - archived site
- Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for Management of Patients with Confirmed or Suspected Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Infection - archived site
- Emergency Medical Services and Non-Emergent (Medical) Transport Organizations Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist
- Managing Calls and Call Centers during a Large-Scale Influenza Outbreak: Implementation Tool
- Fire Corps Pandemic Influenza Resource Center: Fire Corps launched this Resource Center in order to provide links to key information resources about pandemic influenza, as well as information on how Fire Corps volunteers can help.