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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 Thursday, October 1, 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 Wednesday, September 23, 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 Sunday, September 20, 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 Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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Hurricane Amy Drill Tests Responders

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management says this practice was made possible because of federal grant funding. This is the first time the state has put on a practice this large.

Posted Thursday, August 13, 2009

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Alberta Storm, Stage Collapse Injure 40; Updated

A total of 75 persons were injured; 21 taken to hospitals, 2 in critical condition.

Posted Saturday, August 1, 2009

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Medical center teaches paramedics to handle disasters

The scenarios "stress them, and that is the whole point," according to David Jaslow, a doctor with the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia who helps run the courses. "If they overcome their fears in the classroom, they can do it in real life."

Posted Sunday, July 26, 2009

Letters

Readers share their comments on JEMS and JEMS.com articles.

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Haven for Pets When Disaster Hits

Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2009


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