Progress Software Corp. recently disclosed that its MOVEit file transfer tool used by EMS Management and Consultants, Inc. (EMS/MC), had been compromised on May 31, 2023, and again in June, possibly affecting millions of individuals across the country, including in Temple Terrace. After conducting an analysis of its data, EMS/MC, the billing service provider used by the City’ Fire Department, confirmed that names, dates of service, medical treatment locations (destination hospital), and medical record numbers related to approximately 700 patients treated and/or transported by the Temple Terrace Fire Department were potentially impacted. For more information, click here.
EPA Revamping EtO Standards
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising its standards for the release of chemical ethylene oxide (EtO) into the air. American Contract Systems, Inc. (ACS), located at 7802 East Telecom Pkwy in Temple Terrace, will be impacted by these new regulations, however, the company recently took measures to drastically reduce its emissions. For more information, click here.
Tampa Bay MPO Merger
At the August 1 City Council meeting, Beth Alden, Executive Director of the Hillsborough TPO gave a presentation on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Merger Concept, highlighting both the pros and cons for potential participants, including Temple Terrace. You can view the discussion on the City's YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/PikwKapItBw& More information about plan can be found here: https://suncoasttpa.org/regional-plans/tampa-bay-mpo/