FEMA Seeking Contractors Who Can Supply Biohazard Disposal Facilities, Tarps and Housing Units With 24-48 Hours Notice

by M.D. Creekmore on January 17, 2014 · 19 comments


FEMA is seeking contractors who can supply medical biohazard disposal capabilities and 40 yard dumpsters to 1,000 tent hospitals across the United States; all required on 24-48 hour notice. Issued on January 10th, you can see the request here.

The request comes on the heels of other requests that the medical supply industry has received recently.

A request for 31,000,000 doses of pediatric flu vaccine from the CDC Solicitation notice can be seen here.

FEMA also put out solicitation requests for: 100,000 each of  winter shirts and pants and the same for summer. Interestingly only 10% of the items are to be in childrens sizes.

From Tarps to manufactured pre-fabricated housing units, the requests for goods and services is a long one. Most of the requests and solicitations have an indefinite delivery date and an indefinite number of items to be supplied, such as this one for beverages. Scroll down to the revised draft solicitation at the bottom of the page for the specific requirements of the request.

So what is FEMA preparing for?

Tent hospitals were the only way the United States coped with the 1918-1920 pandemic as hospitals and medical centers were rapidly overwhelmed with the sick and the dying.

Almost every week we are confronted by a new flu strain, or an emerging disease that could, in the right circumstances, threaten our way of life.

Whatever it is they’re preparing for, those items that do have numbers attached to them indicate they are not ordering enough stuff to ensure the survival of the bulk of the population.

The only way we are going to get through the trials and hardships that are coming our way is by being prepared. The government has proved time and time again they cannot deal with even a regional major incident effectively let alone a nationwide emergency. You only have to look at the aftermath of Katrina and Sandy to see that these people cannot protect you, they don’t have the organizational skills to do so. Just getting water to hurricane survivors was beyond them. They cited ‘logistical’ issues and bad weather.

So, if a national disaster happens on a nice sunny day when there are enough truck drivers to move stuff around we could possibly expect them to perform better. That’s comforting.

I prefer to take action on my own behalf and leave FEMA to ‘assist’ those who never had the foresight to prepare.

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19 comments… read them below or add one

Nebraska Woman January 17, 2014 at 9:49 am

Your last line reminds me of why I prep, both for me and my loved ones.

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Hunker-Down January 17, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Monsanto and friends are agitating the environment to build better bugs. The pharmacy industry is no longer developing new antibiotics; they found more profitable goals elsewhere.

Pandemics like that kind of environment.

FEMA is responding.

Martial law likes that kind of environment.

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Mari January 18, 2014 at 11:07 am

Yup. Any “good” excuse will do.

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JP in MT January 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I’m still working on “160 acres and a backhoe”. For me, that should take care of most of the problem.

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Annie January 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

They are watching this current flu epidemic start up and flourish, and are prepping for it. At the current rate of spread & fatalities, we could be on the verge of another 1918 – they’re looking at that likelihood. As such the requests – to process hundreds of thousands of fatalities in a short period of time – makes sense, in a terrible, yet accurate way.

By the way – a LOT of doctors seem hesitant to diagnose a “viral infection” or “bronchitis verging toward pneumonia” as Influenzia, because (IMO) they can’t believe it themselves, and know if this is it there’s not much they’re going to be ablet o do about it…

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GoneWithTheWind January 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I would like to think that they are being proactive and prepared rather then think they know something that they aren’t telling us.

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Penrod January 17, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Same here. They may not do a good job at doing their job, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t taking the job seriously. They just aren’t very good at it.

And I can imagine that they have learned some lessons along the way. Maybe they really are getting better.

In any case, I think it is foolish to rely on third parties which have a dubious track record. Or even a stellar record, for that matter.

I KNOW what our preps are, and where they can be improved. I don’t have that knowledge about FEMA, the Red Cross, or any other organization, just re-assurances which may or may not be lived up to.

I don’t want to eat grandma. I want to eat, grandma!

Right, bc?

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OhioPrepper January 20, 2014 at 4:43 am

I agree. I work as a volunteer with our local EMA and can assure you that there are plans in place for numerous scenarios, none of which are nefarious.
I think also that with the Katrina and Sandy debacles, FEMA has decided that contracting to outside private companies is probably a more efficient way to do things.

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Draq wraith January 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Three things sticking out right now like a sore thumb.
1# IU health Indiana has issued visitor restrictions due to flu.
No one under 18 allowed. Immediate family only domestic partners, and religious advisors only.
BAM BAM flu related death reported in Marion county due to flu no mention of what strain yet. Showed a repor thatt states 11people have died of the flu ( thou may be last year). Urging folks to get the flu shot.

#2 flu is wide spread FEMA maybe taking a proactive step for a change? Nope not likely. Hospitals taking the above actions should be your warning sign now!

#3 national guard are being groaned to disarmament Americans.
Usually this will advance casualties as well.

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Draq wraith January 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

#3 national guard are being trained to disarm Americans.
Usually this will advance casualties as well.
I swear there is a virus in autocorrect breaking my words

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Nebraska Woman January 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

Groaned, trained…is there a difference? I used to groan during basketball practice, lol.

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Bam Bam January 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Draq wraith,

The CDC came out with new numbers today. H1N1 has surpassed the epidemic point–7.5 percent of Americans who did last week died from pneumonia and influenza. I am surprised this isn’t all over the news.

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Annie January 17, 2014 at 10:58 pm

I think its beeing kept mum to keep widespread panic from hitting the streets, causing pandemonium, and requiring expenditures from te national ammunition reserve to maintain order. Just a thought there… I hope I’m wrong, but when I remember the dotgov has a minimum 72 hour window before any action is taken, it has me… um… concerned.
Pneumonia, eh? First I heard that one… darn.

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Tactical G-Ma January 18, 2014 at 4:48 am

Yesterday, the 17th, fox news did show the numbers and states hardest hit. This is a hard one and folks are lining up for shots. DH and I both had our shots and both had the flu. Is tough on the body. I have literally been asleep for 3 weeks. Mucinex is a life saver!

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Draq wraith January 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

WTHR.com reported Indiana’s totals over the last few days. Urging everyone to get a flu shot.
It is leaking out into main stream media. They are covering it.

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OhioPrepper January 20, 2014 at 4:45 am

Draq wraith,
Can you document your #3?

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JS January 17, 2014 at 11:03 pm

I’m a nurse, and I can say that the medical community is taking the potential for flu pandemic seriously, to an extent. There is more emphasis on training nurses and doctors to have a mindset towards local disaster response, which never used to be the case. Many hospitals are limiting the number of visitors patients are able to have, and restricting children from visiting the hospital, as a way to limit the spread of flu. It’s not serious yet, but it certainly has the potential to become so.

The reality is that there is no way to be adequately/completely prepared for pandemic flu. We are unlikely to be able to stop it, or even slow it down very much. As in 1918, the pandemic will have to run its natural course on its own. Medical care will be supportive, not curative, since we can’t really cure a virus. There likely won’t be enough medical personnel, ventilators, or hospital beds for the number of people who are ill. The best thing is for families to do is to have enough food, water, and supplies to remain as isolated as possible for as long as possible. Stay away from hospitals and public gathering places unless absolutely necessary. Wear masks in public, and wash your hands obsessively.

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Col. D January 17, 2014 at 11:38 pm

As an RN, i agree with JS, one caveat don’t eat out often in restaurants. The employees in some restaurants are not well paid and come to work sick because they have to, to survive. My advice like JS, is to stay home as much as possible, avoid crowds, day care centers and even church if your immune system is at all compromised by chronic illness or current medical treatment. One final piece of advice cook your own meals in the safety of your own home. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands frequently!!!

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Tolik January 21, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Pandemic aside , if the dollar crashes as well as the economy , the rioting , looting , and murder in every state with a city in it will be high . By the time general control is reestablished , body disposal will be a big issue , thats just from us killing each other …………just sayin .

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