Wmd And Terrorism

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Lack of EMS Focus at the National Level Impedes Local Preparedness

The federal Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism reports that the U.S. is not prepared to respond to a biological weapons attack.

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010

NYC Settles World Trade Center Cases

New York City has agreed to pay up to $657 million to settle more than 10,000 lawsuits filed by ground zero rescue and response workers.

Posted Monday, March 15, 2010

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MCI Management Has Evolved Since 9/11

Shared experiences with mass casualty incidents can help to prepare EMS for future encounters.

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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WMD Commission Says U.S. Fails to be prepared for a Biological Attack

"Especially troubling is the lack of priority given to the development of medical countermeasures - the vaccines and medicines that would be required to mitigate the consequences of an attack," the report said.

Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010

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Letters Cause Anthrax Scare in Alabama Political Offices

Williamson said tests would be conducted to determine the exact nature of the powder. Five people who were exposed to the powder in Birmingham were given antibiotics as a precaution.

Posted Tuesday, January 5, 2010

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EMS Prepares for New Year's Eve

A Dec. 30 incident at Times Square serves as a reminder that EMS agencies should be prepared for anything on New Year's Eve.

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Arlington County, Va., Task Force Rethinks Active Shooter Incident Response

We've trained for WMD responses. But what about the greatest threat for mass casualty: the well-armed, well-supplied lone gunman? Who's trained to respond to that?

Posted Monday, November 30, 2009

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Response by Soldiers and Emergency Responders Deemed Flawless

The mutual sharing of assets and co-training is normal in the emergency response field and the actions of responders here - fire, police and EMS - are already being studied and lauded.

Posted Friday, November 13, 2009

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Civilian EMS Agencies Respond to Ft. Hood

We spoke to a couple of EMS providers who provided mutual aid during the shooting incident at Ft. Hood, Texas.

Posted Monday, November 9, 2009



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