Full list of Disaster results
What Would You Do? EMS obligation to access a snowbound patient–
What is the obligation of EMS providers to reach a patient when severe weather strikes? Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss an incident when heavy snow made it nearly impossible to reach a patient that had called 911 several times for help. Read about the 2010 Pittsburgh incident where a man died after waiting 30 hours for an ambulance. And view the photo of the firefighters who carried a patient 10 blocks during a November 2014 snowstorm.
EMS leaders reflect on response to Joplin tornado–
One year after the Joplin tornado two EMS leaders recalled how their agencies responded, the massive scope of the incident and the ongoing recovery.
911 calls capture aftermath of Wash. mudslide–
Newly-released audio details dispatch response moments after the mudslide that killed at least 14 as rescuers continue the search for survivors
Mudslide searchers press on with dogs, bare hands; death toll rises–
As an increasingly desperate search progresses, the official death toll rose to 16, with the possibility of 24 dead once bodies are confirmed
8 killed, 108 missing after massive Wash. mudslide–
There have been "no signs of life" as search and rescue teams scoured miles of debris covered in quicksand-like mud
Radar helps locate disaster victims–
A new portable radar device can detect heartbeats and breathing of victims trapped under rubble in a disaster.