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Hot Topic: The Potential Health Effects of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic (pun intended) in public health circles. The problem is, while the science of climate change is well known, the health links are mostly theoretical.

Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Simulation on Friday will test response skills in south-central Kansas

A taste of terrorism is coming to Wichita. Explosions, fire and confusion will rattle downtown Friday morning as a three-day disaster simulation starts.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Tree Limb Impales Ambulance, Narrowly Missing Paramedic

Tree limbs were falling Friday all over the New Haven, Conn., region -- narrowly missing a very lucky American Medical Response paramedic.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Resiliency Training Aims to Improve First Responders Coping Skills

Teachers and coordinators for prepare to train first-responders to not only cope better after disasters, but teach others to call upon their own natural coping mechanisms.

Posted Monday, October 15, 2007

Money Woes Slow Adoption of First-Responder ID Cards

First-responder identification cards are a great idea, but the question is whether and how much communities and the federal government are willing to pay for them.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Marietta Firefighters Nominated for Public Safety Awards

Next week, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of its 13th annual Salute to Public Safety. Among the nominees is a team from the Marietta Fire Department who traveled to South Georgia in May to fight the wildfires there.

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007

Florida First Responders Improve Coordination Following Tornadoes

Compared with the storms that tore through in Lake County, Fla., in February, Thursday s response was more honed.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

FCC Summit to Address Emergency Communications

FCC and HHS to host health care summit on emergency communications, response and recovery.

Posted Monday, September 17, 2007

Hurricane Dean: Local emergency workers on alert

Though their help ultimately may not be needed, several local emergency aid workers said they will remain on standby as Hurricane Dean continues on its path inland.

Posted Wednesday, August 22, 2007






 

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