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Are You Prepared to Respond to a Natural Disaster?


The need for quality disaster preparedness planning has never been more apparent or more important.

Be it a hurricane, tornado, flood or hurricane, now is the best time to brush up on your disaster response skills so you'll be ready for the inevitable. The best way we prepare for the future is to look at how we responded in the past, and repeat successes and improve upon those things that needed improvement.

Here we revisit some of JEMS.com's past coverage on natural disaster response.





General Disaster Preparedness




Understanding Why EMS Systems Fail

Learn to recognize trigger points that could ruin your system.

West River Ambulance Receives New Rig

West River Ambulance in Hettinger, ND recently received a much-needed upgrade from their 1992 rig. A 2014 Ford/AEV Type III Custom Conversion rig with a 6.8 ...

Unlikely Pairing Leads to Health Care Education Wins

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Nursing and Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) have formed an unlikely pairin...

Know When and How Your Patient Can Legally Refuse Care

Refusal of care straddles the intersection of ethical, legal and scientific domains of prehospital practice.

Reflecting on 35 Years of Innovation in JEMS

Take a walk through the last 35 years of EMS in JEMS.

Readers Sound Off About Glove Use After Patient Care

How often are you susceptible to potentially unclean surfaces?

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