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Prince George's County Rescuers Test Skills with Bleacher Collapse

The exercise scenario involved a collapse of bleachers loaded with concert goers at a local entertainment complex.

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010

15 Hurt after Denver Bus Runs Red Light and Crashes

Denver Fire Department personnel had to extricate several people from the three vehicles.

Posted Sunday, April 4, 2010

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SD Ambulance Strike Team Dispatched to Earthquake Zone

The Ambulance Strike Team will provide care to those injured in Sunday's 7.2-magnitude earthquake.

Posted Sunday, April 4, 2010

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Homeland Security Chief Tours Flooded Rhode Island

Carcieri has said the worst flooding to hit the state in at least 200 years might have caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.

Posted Thursday, April 1, 2010

Seven Hurt in San Francisco Van, Light Rail Crash

A police spokesman says four people inside the van were hurt, while three people on the Muni train were hurt.

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Tips for How to Dress at MCIs

Selecting the right gear for a mass casualty incident may affect how long your providers are able to operate safely.

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 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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Book Review: Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparedness

For those who enjoy science fiction and horror, Stephen KingÌsÜThe Stand paints one of the best pictures of a horrifying flu that devastates the country. Now, the same scenario is portrayed in a non-fiction work validated by science and strategic emergency operation plans.Pandemic Influenza Emergency Planning and Community Preparednessoffers an updated, factual description of the state of the U.S. health-care system and it details the mechanisms, response and preparation needed for a pandemic flu.

Posted Monday, December 14, 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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