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Why EMS needs a quick disaster response

- 09/18/2014

By Lois Clark McCoy We are too slow in responding to disasters, and it is costing lives. Yet so far, it's not a large enough number of lives to adequately gather people's attention. ...


Landslide buries Indian village; at least 41 dead

- 07/31/2014

By Manish Mehta The Associated Press MALIN, India — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide ...


How to safely store medications during disasters

- 06/26/2014

Learn how to store medications in post-disaster conditions


Ore. disaster kit for elderly gets national attention

- 06/13/2014

By Sam Wheeler Mail Tribune MEDFORD, Ore. — A locally-developed emergency preparedness kit is garnering national attention for its usefulness in helping elderly and vulnerable populations ...


201 dead, many trapped in Turkish coal mine

- 05/14/2014

By Desmond Butler and Suzan Fraser The Associated Press SOMA, Turkey — Rescuers desperately raced against time to reach more than 200 miners trapped underground Wednesday after an explosion ...


Active search ends for bodies in Wash. mudslide

- 04/30/2014

The Associated Press EVERETT, Wash. — For more than five weeks, crews painstakingly sifted through mud and debris, at first searching for survivors and then for the remains of those ...


Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyo. town

- 04/21/2014

By Matthew Brown and Mead Gruver The Associated Press JACKSON, Wyo. — No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears ...


5 drone technologies for EMS

- 04/10/2014

Drones armed with cameras and sensor payloads have been used by military and border control agencies for decades to improve situational awareness. Commercialization now has brought more UAVs, ...


5 drone technologies for EMS

- 04/10/2014

Drones armed with cameras and sensor payloads have been used by military and border control agencies for decades to improve situational awareness. Commercialization now has brought more UAVs, ...


Wash. mudslide death toll rises to 33

- 04/08/2014

Los Angeles Times SEATTLE, Wash. — A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington ...


Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30

- 04/03/2014

The Associated Press EVERETT, Wash. — As medical examiners painstakingly piece together the identities and lives of the 30 people known killed when a mudslide wiped out a small Washington ...


Contamination threatens Wash. mudslide rescuers

- 04/01/2014

The Associated Press DARRINGTON, Wash. — Crews have cleared a path through the muck and devastation wrought by Washington's deadly mudslide, making the painstaking search for victims ...


W.Va. cleared to use water after chemical spill

- 01/15/2014

Officials cautioned that the water may still have a slight licorice-type odor, raising the anxieties of some who believed it was still contaminated


W.Va. cleared to use water after chemical spill

- 01/15/2014

The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Downtown businesses and restaurants began to reopen after water was declared safe to drink in portions of West Virginia's capital, but life ...


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