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British Fire Service Donates to Chernobyl

West Yorkshire, England, fire service donates essential firefighting gear to aid emergency services near Chernobyl in the Ukraine.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 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

FDNY's Top Chief Urges Safety Fixes

A top New York City fire official called on the federal government yesterday make "a concerted, long-term effort" to protect first responders.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Two Clinics Open to Treat Ground Zero Patients

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces two free medical clinics for 9/11 workers.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Chertoff Stresses IED Preparations

.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff touts the ways the federal government is raising understanding of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

OSHA Fines Fire Department in Deaths

State regulators fined the Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department and a furniture store Thursday for violating safety standards in a blaze that killed nine firefighters.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

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Managing Everyday Disasters

Incidents that are not large enough to be declared MCIs can overwhelm the first units on scene. The keys to success in these situations, just as in large disasters, are good organization and communications.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hypothermic Baby Rescued

Paramedics rescued a 14-month-old baby from mounds of garbage in its Milwaukee home. The baby needed 21 minutes of CPR and had a body temperature of 84 degrees when he arrived at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin last week.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

How Much Training Is Enough?

We know that training students in clinical procedures is a difficult issue. Even if we ignore the problem of too many students competing for too few procedures, concerns about liability, supervision, reimbursement and technical problems remain.

Posted Tuesday, September 18, 2007


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