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Wmd And Terrorism

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

Children Would Need Different Medical Care In Wake Of Dirty Bomb

In the event of a dirty bomb, medical authorities should be prepared to treat children differently than adults because their developing bodies would absorb and respond to the radiation exposure in distinct ways.

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

Cornell EMS Deploys Mass Casualty Incident Unit

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

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

Washington Rescuers Train for WMD Air Strike

Rescuers from around Eastern Washington learned what to do when disaster strikes in recent classes that included a simulated WMD air strike.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007


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