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Disaster Volunteer

Salvation Army offering extra disaster training as volunteers increase Brenna Donnelly Published: September 21, 2017, 7:53 pm Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An…

Budget Planning

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more Today at 6:14 AM By Christina A. Cassidy and Bob Salsberg Associated Press ATLANTA — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in…

Disaster Planning

Florida Nursing Home Deaths After Irma Prompt Criminal Probe By Jonathan Levin , Nacha Cattan , and Michael Smith September 13, 2017, 12:03 PM MDT September 13, 2017, 5:47 PM MDT Victims found in heat-baked facility following hurricane Millions in state still without power from Irma’s fallout Patients are evacuated from The Rehabilitation Center at…

Social Media Integration

Social media vs. 9-1-1: make sure you and your community are ready According to a number of sources, some Texas and Florida residents used social media to report emergencies during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma because they couldn’t get through to 9-1-1. In some cases emergency workers were able to respond but in other cases, good…

Infrastructure

After Irma, it’s time to take our power grid underground By Roger N. Anderson Updated 2358 GMT (0758 HKT) September 12, 2017 Now Playing Millions without power… Source: CNN Millions without power after Irma 02:30 Story highlights Roger N. Anderson: It’s time we moved power supplies to critical infrastructure underground As New York showed after…

Response Dynamics

The Trip Report: Staffing Models and Scene Times By Antonio R. Fernandez, PhD, NRP, FAHA Sep 05, 2017 Print Version Reviewed This Month: The Effect of Ambulance Staffing Models in a Metropolitan, Fire-Based EMS System Authors: Cortez EJ, Panchal AR, Davis JE, Keseg DP. Published in: Prehosp Disaster Med, 2017; 32(2): 175–9.  This month’s topic is management…