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EMS Data Use in Integrating Mobile Healthcare, Mass Gatherings and MCIs

The analysis and use of EMS data shouldn’t be limited to traditional emergency response. In this article, the authors detail how MedStar in Fort Worth, Texas, is using EMS data to shape an integrated healthcare model, as well as to plan and prepare for large events and mass-casualty incidents.

Posted Sunday, December 8, 2013

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4 Dead, 63 Injured in Bronx Train Derailment

A Metro-North passenger train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, killing four people and injuring 63 as it came to rest just inches from the water, authorities said.

Posted Sunday, December 1, 2013

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The Importance of Scene Illumination at Mass-Casualty Incidents

At any scene, but especially those with multiple patients, proper lighting can facilitate patient assessment and ensure the most effective, efficient triage and treatment. JEMS Editor-in-Chief A.J. Heightman shares what scene lighting is so important and provides 10 lighting tips.

Posted Thursday, November 21, 2013

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Improving the CDC’s National Field Triage Decision Scheme

Research suggests there is room to improve the NFTDS

Posted Friday, November 15, 2013

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EMS Chaplains Provide Spiritual Support for Providers & Staff

A chaplain’s primary role is to support providers and employees.

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Knowing & Overcoming the Challenges of MCIs Involving Buses

Prepare for MCI response by learning from the San Bernardino bus crash that happened earlier this year.

Posted Thursday, August 8, 2013

Texas Lags on Plant Blast Injury Survey

More than three months after a Texas fertilizer plant exploded, killing 15 people and hurting hundreds, the state still has not started surveying blast injuries despite interest from state and federal officials.

Posted Monday, July 29, 2013

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Spain Train Driver Accused of 'Recklessness' in Crash

Spanish police said Friday they have arrested the driver of the train that sped through a curve and toppled over, killing 78 people, and plan to question him over suspected reckless driving.

Posted Friday, July 26, 2013

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At Least 15 Killed, More Than 160 Injured in Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Blast leveled a four-block area and injured nursing home residents.

Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2013



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