Friday, November 1, 2013

Krokodil: Deadly Drug May Be in United States


Deadly Drug May Be in United States The street drug Krokodil may have made its way to the United States from Russia, where it is a popular and less expensive alternative to heroin. News sources have
reported unconfirmed cases in Arizona, Chicago, and New York in the past few weeks. The life expectancy of someone who is a regular Krokodil user is 2-3 years.

The drug desomorphine is an opiate first developed in the 1930s. According to the
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)’s fact sheet on desomorphine (PDF, 56 Kb), there
is no legal use for this drug today. This is another example of a drug that can be
cheaply and relatively easily made in a home lab, and instructional materials are
showing up on the internet.

Krokodil gets its name from its ability to eat away and rot a person from the inside by
destroying blood vessels at injection sites, leaving the skin scaly and green. Users
can die from gangrene, infection, and loss of skin. Amputations are common. The
drug may be 3-10 times cheaper than heroin in the United States and Russia, and
the DEA is concerned about its possible appearance here.

While the cases have not been confirmed, first responders should be aware of the
possibility of this drug being in the United States and familiarize themselves with the
signs, symptoms, and treatment.

 (Source: NIH)

Training Opportunity: DHS\FEMA. IS-2900 NDRF Overview

IS-2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

Date: Course is now available online. 

Course Length: 
The overall time to complete the course will vary for each individual. IS-2900 takes approximately 120 minutes. 
 Course Description: 
This course is an introduction to NDRF, the new national framework for efficient and timely disaster recovery operations. It describes the NDRF, gives examples of its use in recent disasters, explains the roles various stakeholders from the whole community have in recovery following a disaster, and outlines the assistance available to local communities and their partners. The course uses videos and examples to show how recovery operates within the NDRF. 
 Course Goal: 
Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to: 
  1. Describe why the NDRF was developed and its purpose. 
  2. Identify NDRF's Core Recovery Principles. 
  3. List factors for achieving a successful disaster recovery. 
  4. State the roles and responsibilities of recovery coordinators and other stakeholders. 
  5. Identify the Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) that comprise the NDRF's coordinating structure for key functional areas of assistance. 

  To Apply: 

FEMA employees with access to the FEMA Network can access the course via the FEMA Employee Knowledge Center (FEKC) on the FEMA Intranet at 
For further enrollment information, FEKC users may contact the FEKC System Administrator via email at or call (301) 447-1512, or toll free at: 1-800-238-3358, extension 1512. 
This course is available on the FEMA Internet at   When you have 
completed the course, you may take the online test, fill out the student information and submit the test for scoring. FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) office will notify you via email of the results. If you successfully complete the test, a link will be included in the email for you to access and print your course certificate

Training Opportunities: Public Safety Grants Webcast Series

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The New Normal: What 2014 Homeland Security Funding Means for Public Safety  
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 2:00pm EDT

It's happened again! Homeland Security funding has been given another face lift this year, and the grants you have come to rely on to support your preparedness programs might have gotten lost in the process.

Join Grants Office CEO Michael Paddock and special guests from Cisco for an overview of the 2014 Department of Homeland Security funding, the governmental priorities that are driving it, and what to expect going forward.

This 3-part series of webcasts, sponsored by Cisco, provides relevant and timely information on funding opportunities in the public safety sector and tips for obtaining more funding for your public safety initiatives.

Please visit for links to information designed to enhance your efforts to obtain grant funding for your public safety initiatives. The website provides information on specific grant programs, links to informational resources, and registration links to timely Webcasts on funding-related topics.

Cisco Systems, Inc. is proud to sponsor the following Grants Office Webcast Series and .Info Websites to provide you with FREE access to relevant, timely grant information and tips for obtaining more funding for your organization's initiatives.
Education Grants Webcast Series *NEW EVENTS OPEN NOW!
This 5-part series of webcasts provides information on funding opportunities in education and tips for obtaining more funding for your education initiatives. Registration for these webcasts and other useful information on grant programs for educational projects is available at
Higher Education Webcast *NEW EVENTS OPEN NOW!
This 2-part webcast series will focus on funding higher education technology to improve workforce development. Information on this event as well as other helpful resources for funding higher education projects can be found at
Health IT Grants Webcast Series * NEW EVENTS OPEN NOW!
This comprehensive webcast discusses grant programs available to fund health care preparedness initiatives. Registration for this webcasts and other useful information on grant programs for projects with a health IT component are available at

Cisco's Grants Support Program is a national, multi-faceted approach designed to help Cisco healthcare and public sector customers successfully negotiate the grantseeking process and, ultimately, obtain grant funds. Cisco partners with Grants Office, LLC, to support the ongoing grant needs of Cisco's customers through personally customized research, consultation, and planning.

Your first point of contact to take advantage of this grant support is your Cisco representative. If you do not have a Cisco representative or would like to speak with someone from the Cisco Grant Strategy Team please email us.

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