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Unsolicited Funds and Missed Opportunities

Unsolicited Funds and Missed Opportunities Why engaging digital communities like GoFundMe will help us rebuild faster and smarter. by Craig Fugate, former FEMA Administrator / November 17, 2017 AP/Andrew Harnik For many of us, news about the latest disaster comes to us through social media. We check in on friends and family in an affected…

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`New Emergency Operations Center Nears Completion

`New Emergency Operations Center Nears Completion The main building complex covers 6,700 square feet. The finished cost will be right at $4 million. by James Beaty, McAlester News-Capital, Okla. / November 19, 2017 (TNS) – The new Pittsburg County Emergency Operations Center is almost complete, with emergency management personnel already operating from the site. Pittsburg…

Puerto Rico Deaths Spike, but Few Are Attributed to Hurricane

Puerto Rico Deaths Spike, but Few Are Attributed to Hurricane By FRANCES ROBLESNOV. 8, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Photo Jesús Santiago, a funeral home manager in Ponce, P.R. Deaths on the island were likely to continue rising in the wake of Hurricane Maria, he said. Credit Erika P. Rodriguez for…

I’m a paramedic – I’m not supposed to feel

I’m a paramedic – I’m not supposed to feel A paramedic takes on the gut-wrenching task of informing the family of a patient’s death Nov 15, 2017 By Dani Freed, EMS1 Contributor I arrived on scene as the first transporting paramedic. It was the middle of the night. We located the scene and parked our…

Experts warn of a ‘new era of mega-catastrophes’

Experts warn of a ‘new era of mega-catastrophes’ Fifteen catastrophes resulting in more than $1 billion in federal and private insurance claims hit the U.S. in the first nine months of 2017 Today at 5:30 AM By Liz Forster The Gazette BOULDER, Colo. — Already on pace to be the second- or third-hottest year on…

N.Y. Region Gets $3 Million to Fuel Community Health Projects

N.Y. Region Gets $3 Million to Fuel Community Health Projects Press Release Nov 17, 2017 Print Version NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Can paramedics prevent discharged patients from landing back in the hospital? Can teens be trained to help peers seek primary care? These are some of the questions community organizations are trying to answer…