Wmd And Terrorism

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 Monday, October 1, 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 Thursday, September 27, 2007

First Responders Meet to Discuss School Violence Response

Paramedic who responded to 9/11 attack speaks to medical personnel and firefighters.

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2007

FDNY's Top Chief Urges Safety Fixes

A top New York City fire official called on the federal government yesterday make "a concerted, long-term effort" to protect first responders.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Two Clinics Open to Treat Ground Zero Patients

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces two free medical clinics for 9/11 workers.

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

Chertoff Stresses IED Preparations

.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff touts the ways the federal government is raising understanding of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2007

FCC Summit to Address Emergency Communications

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

Posted Sunday, September 16, 2007

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Treacherous Tech Rescue

In February in Pismo Beach, Calif., a sedan carrying a retired couple attempting to park their sedan plunged over a 125' cliff. First responders needed to be well prepared to successfully conduct the difficult rescue operation.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Police: More victims in submerged cars

MINNEAPOLIS - Divers checked submerged cars in the Mississippi River Thursday for a count of victims still trapped beneath the twisted steel and concrete slabs of a collapsed bridge. As many as 30 people were reported missing as the rescue effort shifted to recovery.

Posted Wednesday, August 1, 2007


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