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D.C. Area Ready for Possible Flu Pandemic

With flu season looming, lawmakers and health officials gathered Tuesday to study how prepared the National Capital Region is for the potential outbreak of pandemic influenza.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

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Questions Raised Over U.S. Terror Exercise

The nation is preparing for its biggest terrorism exercise ever later this month when three fictional "dirty bombs" go off and cripple transportation arteries in two major U.S. cities and Guam.

Posted Thursday, October 4, 2007

Lab Plans Detector that Could Aid First Responders

A portable biotoxin detector is in the works at Sandia/California National Laboratories that could give emergency responders vital information within minutes about a person's exposure.

Posted Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Security Expert Urges Full Disaster Readiness

A widely recognized author believes intelligence agencies won't always be able to prevent terrorist attacks, but the U.S. should put more resources into emergency health care responders.

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 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

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Emergency Film Group Hospital First Receiver

The new Hospital First Receiver program from the Emergency Film Group offers eight hours of OSHA-required, operations-level training for hospital personnel in contaminated patient recognition, hospital incident command, self protection and patient decontamination.

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

Drill Aims to Help School Prepare for the Worst

On Sunday, emergency teams in New Jersey will drill for a catastrophic chemical release at a local high school.

Posted Friday, September 28, 2007

First Responders Train for Chemical Accidents on Railways

In rail cars converted to classrooms and tank cars outfitted for demonstrations, Norfolk Southern, along with chemical and railway experts from across the country, taught first-responders how to recognize tanks carrying dangerous chemicals, how to protect themselves, and ways to respond to emergencies.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007

British Fire Service Donates to Chernobyl

West Yorkshire, England, fire service donates essential firefighting gear to aid emergency services near Chernobyl in the Ukraine.

Posted Monday, September 24, 2007






 

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