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Oklahoma Family Rescued from Tornado Shelter Entrapment

Tornado blew garage on top of family's shelter trapping them.

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010

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More Victims Feared as Tenn. Floodwaters Recede

Thousands of people fled rising water and hundreds were rescued, but bodies were recovered Monday from homes, a yard, even a wooded area outside a Nashville supermarket.

Posted Monday, May 3, 2010

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Consider Wilderness Medicine Techniques for MCIs

Specialized rescue teams deal with the delivery of care in remote locations, delayed access to patients and transportation problems, much like what is experienced during an MCI.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Use the RAT Triage Process

Read why you should “RAT out” your patients during the triage process.

Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Survivor Tales from Southern Storms that Killed 12

Severe storms killed at least 10 people in rural Mississippi and two in Alabama.

Posted Monday, April 26, 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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Feds, Florida Officials Dispute Haiti Flight Information

Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina exposed serious flaws in the nation's disaster-response capabilities, e-mails obtained by the AP under Florida's open-records law show state and federal officials squabbling over where to send patients while an epic humanitarian crisis unfolded hundreds of miles to the south.

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Georgetown University Hospital Prepares for Blizzard-related Patients

With the ER busy, it's all hands on deck with outpatient gurneys and cots to sleep on if staff need them. Dr. Goldberg says from the staff keeping snow mopped up to the most senior physicians, he's proud of his team's response during one of the most memorable winters in his 41 years at the hospital.

Posted Thursday, February 11, 2010

EMS Providers Give Mutual Aid During Ice Storm

EMS providers in one Oklahoma county are working together to relieve each other during icy operations.

Posted Tuesday, February 2, 2010


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