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Virginia Team Prepares for Haiti Deployment

The Fairfax County, Virginia urban search and rescue team is preparing to travel to Haiti, helping search for victims among the rubble from a strong earthquake that struck the island nation. (Jan. 13)

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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Amid Avalanche Fears, Crews Search for Mount Hood Climbers

Skies had cleared Sunday morning, but the weather worsened again and the mountain became shrouded by a low cloud during the afternoon.

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009

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Response Drills and Mass Casualty Exercises Done Throughout California

Medical personnel triaged mock victims at the University of Southern California Health Sciences Campus and the Los Angeles County Fire Department practiced an evacuation of its headquarters and transfer of command to battalion chiefs using their vehicle radios as the primary means of radio dispatch.

Posted Friday, October 16, 2009

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Millions to Stage Massive Earthquake Drill in California

Some 6.7 million people have pledged to take part, according to organizers.

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2009

California Braces for Mudslides

The storm prompted evacuation warnings earlier Tuesday near Santa Cruz and disrupted power across the state.

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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How Fires Produce Cyanide

The authors of the October JEMS cyanide feature explain how the dangerous toxin is produced during fires.

Posted Friday, October 2, 2009

Illinois EMS Crews Participate in Countywide Disaster Drill

The disaster drill scenario asked EMS crews in Augusta, Ill., Carthage, Ill., Hamilton, Ill., and Warsaw, Ill., to respond to various problems brought about by a 4.8 magnitude earthquake.

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Seagrave Truck POD System

This truck and POD system was built by Seagrave (fire and specialty apparatus manufacturer). The special PODS are loaded and unloaded like custom container and refuse trucks.

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009

Video: Texas Tornado Collapses Department Store Roof

One woman had to be rescued from her car and a man treated for a cardiac arrest after atornado touched down in Beaumont, Texas.

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2009


 

 

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