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Medicine Running Low at Haiti Hospitals, Clinics

Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, head of the U.S. military's Southern Command, told reporters Thursday that Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort had reached its "care limit" after treating more than 3,000 people.

Posted Friday, January 29, 2010

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Bed-Stuy EMS Chief Describes Actions in Haiti

The Bed-Stuy Volunteer Ambulance Corps. wasted no time gearing up and heading to Haiti to help in rescue efforts.

Posted Thursday, January 28, 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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French Rescuers Remove Haitian Man from Collapse 11 Days after Quake

He said he survived initially by diving under a desk when the rubble started to fall around him.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

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Water Rescue Teams Prove Worthy during California Storms

It's a scene that plays out every time it rains heavily in Southern California, where so-called swift water rescue teams have evolved to avert disaster in a desert landscape that can turn a trickle of water into a death trap in just minutes.

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010

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Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Receives First Haitian Patients

The nearly 900-foot floating hospital is expected to arrive near Port-au-Prince today. The Comfort left Baltimore on Saturday, carrying about 550 medical staff and about 60 civilian mariners.

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010

Brooklyn Volunteer EMS Corps at Work in Haiti

The Bed-Stuy Volunteer ambulance is among a few crews from New York in Haiti.

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Health Conditions Worsen in Haiti

The destruction from the earthquake in Haiti left impacted areas with no electricity or clean water.

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010

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In Haiti, Bodies Pile, Aid Snarls and Tension Grows

Worries mounted, meanwhile, about food and water for the survivors. People have been almost fighting for water, aid worker Fevil Dubien said as he distributed water from a truck in a northern Port-au-Prince neighborhood.

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010


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