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Get Patients Sorted & Protected

MCIs during cold and other inclement weather add another critical concern for the medical sector commander. Although triaging, treating and transporting duties will keep you busy enough, you donÌt want bad weather conditions to add would-be survivors to the casualty count.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007

EMT paddles to the rescue

Ambulance crews couldn't get to a pregnant woman in distress whose Flushing home was surrounded by flood water yesterday.

Posted Sunday, August 12, 2007

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It s All about Teamwork

One patient was standing outside her crushed vehicle, trembling with fear. The crane operator remained entrapped, his left leg severely crushed and his chest compressed.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007

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It s All about Teamwork

One patient was standing outside her crushed vehicle, trembling with fear. The crane operator remained entrapped, his left leg severely crushed and his chest compressed.

Posted Thursday, August 9, 2007

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Bridge search ends for day with no luck

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers spent a third fruitless day searching for victims of a deadly bridge collapse, finding no bodies inside a crushed car pulled earlier Saturday from the murky Mississippi River waters.

Posted Saturday, August 4, 2007

Former Louisville EMT helps rescue bridge victims

Another five seconds, and Jay Reeves figures he might have been a casualty in the Minneapolis bridge collapse that left at least four dead.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

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Trapped, dying sent word to loved ones

The first moments after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse were harrowing - both for the victims and for those trying desperately to rescue them.

Posted Thursday, August 2, 2007

Are You Ready for a Bridge Collapse in Your Community?

Here are 20 tips to help you keep your sanity and maintain control of your incident if a disaster similar to the Aug. 1 interstate bridge collapse happens in your region.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Survivors, Rescuers Reflect on Bridge Collapse

MINNEAPOLIS - It looked as though an earthquake had hit. From across the Twin Cities and from small towns beyond, rescue workers, doctors, nurses and construction workers flooded into downtown Minneapolis early Wednesday night, making their way past Twins fans at the Metrodome, past thousands of gawkers aiming their cell phone cameras at the crumpled steel frame and a bridge deck sliced into three pieces.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007


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