links for 2010-08-20
I didn't know this FEMA IS course existed (though I've taken enough of them to not be surprised when several new ones pop up).
My biggest problem with it is the duplicative naming convention. This isn't a public health POD. It's designed as a drive-thru site that distributes water and food and is operated by the local EMA. I can't imagine the public information troubles that would arise in a dual disaster (explosion & anthrax or hurricane and disease outbreak).
Interesting looking study on modeling the spread of gases in subway systems. Huge relevance for our field.