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Homeland Security Chief Tours Flooded Rhode Island

Carcieri has said the worst flooding to hit the state in at least 200 years might have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Posted Friday, April 2, 2010

Seven Hurt in San Francisco Van, Light Rail Crash

A police spokesman says four people inside the van were hurt, while three people on the Muni train were hurt.

Posted Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Tips for How to Dress at MCIs

Selecting the right gear for a mass casualty incident may affect how long your providers are able to operate safely.

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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MCI Management Has Evolved Since 9/11

Shared experiences with mass casualty incidents can help to prepare EMS for future encounters.

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Book Review: Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

For those who enjoy science fiction and horror, Stephen KingÌsÜThe Stand paints one of the best pictures of a horrifying flu that devastates the country. Now, the same scenario is portrayed in a non-fiction work validated by science and strategic emergency operation plans.Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparednessoffers an updated, factual description of the state of the U.S. health-care system and it details the mechanisms, response and preparation needed for a pandemic flu.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Arlington County, Va., Task Force Rethinks Active Shooter Incident Response

We've trained for WMD responses. But what about the greatest threat for mass casualty: the well-armed, well-supplied lone gunman? Who's trained to respond to that?

Posted Monday, November 30, 2009

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Call to Action: EMS Providers Extricate and Treat Patient in Black Friday

Missouri EMS providers extricated and transported a woman who suffered internal injuries and fractures after her car collided with a tree on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Posted Friday, November 6, 2009

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Commuter Bus Collision: Providers treat multiple patients involved in a collision at an intersection

Firefighter/paramedics treat passengers of a commuter bus and the driver of a vehicle that collided at a Los Angeles-area intersection.

Posted Monday, August 31, 2009

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Flight 1404: The response & lessons learned from the crash at Denver

In December 2008, a Boeing 737 was 2,600 feet into its takeoff roll at Denver International Airport, going approximately 150 mph, when it suddenly veered off the runway. Read how the Denver Health Paramedic Division triaged and transported 38 patients, and what lessons they learned from the incident.

Posted Friday, August 28, 2009


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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