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EMS Reported Unprepared to Care for Children in Disasters

The American Academy of Pediatrics believes most licensed U.S. prehospital emergency medical service agencies are "significantly unprepared" to appropriately care for pediatric patients during a disaster.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A School for Crisis Managers: Three Universities to Offer Homeland Security Classes at New Center

With the demand for emergency-management training skyrocketing, three Indiana universities and a high school will offer classes -- and one bachelor's degree -- in conjunction with the new Regional Public Safety Academy set to open late next month.

Posted Monday, October 29, 2007

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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 Tuesday, October 23, 2007

TOPOFF4: An Experience in Terrorism

High school students voluntarily participated in the largest anti-terrorism exercise in U.S. history.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Public Health Agencies Perform Biohazard Alert Exercise in Wyoming

More than 15 local and statewide safety agencies gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Postal Service s main building in Cheyenne, Wyo., to perform a safety exercise in preparation for a real-life anthrax scare.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

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EMS Video Games

Several video games out there offer EMS providers more than high-tech fun. They offer EMS providers training on real-life scenarios.

Posted Thursday, October 18, 2007

Crash Severs a Vital Calif. Artery; Fiery I-5 Pileup Kills Three

The fiery Interstate 5 truck crash that killed at least three people south of Santa Clarita, Calif., has severed the state s main north-south transportation artery for an indefinite period.

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 Monday, October 15, 2007

Avra Valley Fire District fined $366K for Safety Gaps

The Industrial Commission of Arizona has approved $366,000 in fines against the Avra Valley Fire District for workplace-safety violations, among the biggest fines ever levied against an Arizona employer.

Posted Thursday, October 11, 2007






 

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