Canyon, TX: FMD Fact-Finding Workshop
The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) Fact-Finding Workshop was held on August 20, 2013 in Canyon, TX.
The goal of the workshop was to discuss the development of a local FMD Protection Plan with the Panhandle region's emergency managers and other interested stakeholders.
- Provide an overview and current status of state/federal response plans to a foreign and emerging animal disease (FEAD) incident.
- Clarify roles and responsibilities of regional/local responders and industry in providing support for an animal disease outbreak.
- Discuss available resources and capabilities to support procedures and tasks at the local level for an animal disease outbreak.
- Determine planning priorities to facilitate development of local FMD Protection Plan.
A total of 101 stakeholders and participants (including staff) attended this workshop from local, regional, state, and federal government, industry, and academic organizations. The workshop was followed by a Hot Wash meeting.