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Ambulance Strike Teams

The recent fires in California served as a testing ground for a new ambulance strike team concept. Prior to these fires, ambulance strike teams that included private providers had not been successfully deployed to an actual disaster. But the severity and ferocity of these massive fires required a unified system combining both fire-based and nonfire-based private provider resources.

Posted Monday, October 22, 2007

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Hot Topic: The Potential Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic (pun intended) in public health circles. The problem is, while the science of climate change is well known, the health links are mostly theoretical.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

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Hot Topic: The Potential Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic (pun intended) in public health circles. The problem is, while the science of climate change is well known, the health links are mostly theoretical.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Simulation on Friday will test response skills in south-central Kansas

A taste of terrorism is coming to Wichita. Explosions, fire and confusion will rattle downtown Friday morning as a three-day disaster simulation starts.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Tree Limb Impales Ambulance, Narrowly Missing Paramedic

Tree limbs were falling Friday all over the New Haven, Conn., region -- narrowly missing a very lucky American Medical Response paramedic.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Resiliency Training Aims to Improve First Responders Coping Skills

Teachers and coordinators for prepare to train first-responders to not only cope better after disasters, but teach others to call upon their own natural coping mechanisms.

Posted Sunday, October 14, 2007

Money Woes Slow Adoption of First-Responder ID Cards

First-responder identification cards are a great idea, but the question is whether and how much communities and the federal government are willing to pay for them.

Posted Monday, October 1, 2007

Marietta Firefighters Nominated for Public Safety Awards

Next week, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of its 13th annual Salute to Public Safety. Among the nominees is a team from the Marietta Fire Department who traveled to South Georgia in May to fight the wildfires there.

Posted Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Florida First Responders Improve Coordination Following Tornadoes

Compared with the storms that tore through in Lake County, Fla., in February, Thursday s response was more honed.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007


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