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Lessons Only Mother Nature Could Deliver

My tenure in public health is measured less by accomplishments and more by disasters, including hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and floods.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

108-Vehicle Pileup Kills at Least Two On Fresno Highway

In a horrific matter of minutes along a fog-swathed stretch of Highway 99 south of Fresno, Calif., two people were killed and 41 others injured Saturday morning.

Posted Monday, November 5, 2007

Cornell EMS Deploys Mass Casualty Incident Unit

Cornell University EMS has recently announced the deployment of a new mass casualty incident unit.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Pumping Inflatable Field Hospitals; Sheffield Lake's FSI North America Makes, Sells Them

Inflatable field hospitals fill disaster response niche.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

New Computer Architecture Aids Emergency Response

A new computer architecture enables the secure transmission of crucial rescue information to first responders during events such as natural disasters, fires or terrorist attacks.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

Triage Study Challenges Notions of Emergency Medical Response To Disaster

Researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center have created a computer simulation model of trauma system response to mass casualty incidents involving dozens or hundreds of injured victims.

Posted Friday, November 2, 2007

N.J. Emergency Services Unprepared for a Major Crisis

New Jersey's emergency management system is in "a state of near crisis," according to a recent report.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

Nation's Health System Found Unready for Terror

The nation's public health system is not prepared to handle the mass casualties that would result from an act of terrorism.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2007






 

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