Natural Disasters

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

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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Don't Forget the Small & Mighty

In the face of declining financial resources, I'm gravely concerned about the trend of funding for EMS, especially for the currently struggling small EMS agencies.

Posted Tuesday, October 30, 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

Specialized Disaster Team Undertakes First Mission for San Diego Fires

A unique team of Bay Area disaster specialists was dispatched on its inaugural mission last week to provide EMS in San Diego County.

Posted Sunday, October 28, 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

Lauderhill Paramedic Cuts San Diego Vacation Short to Help Fire Victims

Lauderhill, Fla., Fire-Rescue Lt. Jeff Levy took time out of his San Diego vacation to pull an 11-hour shift working triage at the San Diego Chargers' stadium Wednesday for fire victims.

Posted Sunday, October 28, 2007

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Scenes from the Wildfires

Kate Leidiger had an interesting first week on the job with Rural Metro. In addition to working long shifts with little downtime, the San Diego EMT also met Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President George W. Bush.

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bioterror Medicine: County Hones Response to Simulated Attack

Tuesday s drill tested Middlesex County s plans for the bulk distribution of medication to thousands of first responders in the event of a bioterror attack.

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2007


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