Natural Disasters

Fort Worth Maps Special Needs Patients to Aid Response in a Disaster

If a disaster strikes, police and firefighters in Fort Worth will be able to locate residents with special needs on a newly created computer map.

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2007

A Not-So-Dry Run; Flu Shots Used to Test Ann Arbor Preparedness

Flu shots were offered in ambulances and the county decontamination tent Wednesday and Thursday, as a test of the mass inoculation portion of Ann Arbor's emergency preparedness plan.

Posted Friday, November 9, 2007

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Lessons Only Mother Nature Could Deliver

My tenure in public health is measured less by accomplishments and more by disasters, including hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and floods.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

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Lessons Only Mother Nature Could Deliver

My tenure in public health is measured less by accomplishments and more by disasters, including hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and floods.

Posted Thursday, November 8, 2007

108-Vehicle Pileup Kills at Least Two On Fresno Highway

In a horrific matter of minutes along a fog-swathed stretch of Highway 99 south of Fresno, Calif., two people were killed and 41 others injured Saturday morning.

Posted Monday, November 5, 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

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


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