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Halloween Prank Leads to Campus Evacuation in Calif.?

A chemical scare police suspect was a Halloween prank sent 22 students to Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center in Concord and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Wednesday morning.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 2007

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

Inflatable field hospitals fill disaster response niche.

Posted Thursday, November 1, 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 Thursday, November 1, 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 Thursday, November 1, 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 Wednesday, October 31, 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 Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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 Monday, October 29, 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 Sunday, October 28, 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 Monday, October 22, 2007


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