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Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

- 02/28/2015

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars ...


D.C. subway disaster response shows long wait, communication breakdown

- 01/16/2015

By Ben Nuckols The Associated Press WASHINGTON — More than three days after a fatal accident on Washington's aging and frequently criticized subway system, investigators have not ...


Medic recalls overseeing treatment 10 years after Indian Ocean tsunami

- 12/30/2014

News.com.au AUSTRALIA — An Aussie paramedic who oversaw the treatment of hundreds of Indian Ocean tsunami victims in Thailand has spoken for the first time about the traumatic events ...


Death toll reaches 36 in Japan volcano

- 09/29/2014

By Emily Wang The Associated Press KISO, Japan — Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as ...


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 ...


Kan. EMS director rebuilds system after tornado

- 04/29/2014

Updated Jan. 8, 2015 May 4, 2007, is a day that will live in infamy for the residents of Greensburg, Kan. At 9:45 p.m. that spring night, an EF5 tornado, estimated to be nearly 1.7 miles wide, ...


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 ...


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