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  • How One Las Vegas ED Saved Hundreds of Lives After the Worst Mass Shooting in U.S. History

    11/13/2017 12:31:00 PM PST · by azkathy · 51 replies
    Emergency Physicians Monthly ^ | 11-3-2017 | Kevin Menes, MD, Judith Tentinalli, MD, MS, Logan Plaster
    The night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas country music concert, nearby Sunrise Hospital received more than 200 penetrating gunshot wound victims. Dr. Kevin Menes was the attending in charge of the ED that night, and thanks to his experience supporting a local SWAT team, he’d thought ahead about how he might mobilize his department in the event of a mass casualty incident. This is his story, as told to Judith Tintinalli, MD, MS Edited by Logan Plaster I’m a night shift doc. My work week is Friday to Monday, 8 p.m. to...
  • 5 Essential Tips for Disaster Preparedness

    09/10/2017 5:08:57 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Sanders
    When it comes to natural disasters, probably everyone is thinking of Hurricane Harvey and its destruction in and around Houston. In addition to that devastation, there are also wildfires raging in southern California and Montana (hundreds of people have had to evacuate). Aside from those terrible disasters, most people don't spend much time thinking about chemical spills, blizzards, tornados, riots, or terrorist attacks. Now that I have your attention, are you taking steps to protect yourself and family in the wake of a disaster?
  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Category 4 Hurricane Irma

    09/04/2017 4:29:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/04/17
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in the state as rapidly growing Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, is expected to make landfall later this week. The state of emergency has been issued for all of Florida’s 67 counties. Scott said that the state would “prepare for the worst and hope for the best” as Irma is expected to hit the state around Friday. The governor tweeted Monday that he urges "all Floridians to remain vigilant and stay alert to local weather and news and visit FLGetAPlan.com today to get prepared. "I have declared a...
  • US President calls emergency meeting over North Korea

    07/04/2017 6:44:47 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 83 replies
    Daily mail ^ | July4th 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump called an emergency meeting on the Fourth of July to formulate a 'measured response' to North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska. North Korea declared Tuesday that it had finally achieved its dream of building an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would 'fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail'. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson later confirmed the latest missile test was with an intercontinental ballistic missile.
  • FEMA/ CERT

    07/04/2017 2:03:21 PM PDT · by bboop · 27 replies
    self ^ | 4th of July | self
    Just curious for some feedback - CERT volunteers marched in our little Independence Day parade. They offer a course in 'emergency preparedness training.' Seems like a good thing, but I'd like to hear from folks who know. thanks
  • Possible active shooter on Redstone Arsenal, officials asking people to avoid the Sparkman Center

    06/27/2017 8:32:34 AM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 6-27-2017
    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – Officials with Redstone Arsenal have confirmed there is “some sort of situation” near the Sparkman Center, Building 5301. We know there was a planned drill planned for tomorrow morning. We understand that employees have been told to shelter in place. WHNT News 19 has multiple crews headed to Redstone Arsenal to find out exactly what is going on. Please refresh the story for the latest information.
  • Operation Gotham Shield: Emergency responders from across the region stage nuclear bomb drill

    04/27/2017 10:00:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    PIX11 ^ | APRIL 25, 2017 | CHRISTIE DUFFY
    Operation Gotham Shield: Emergency responders from across the region stage nuclear bomb drill POSTED 10:07 PM, APRIL 25, 2017, BY CHRISTIE DUFFY RUTHERFORD, N.J. — First responders and federal agencies in multiple states geared up Tuesday for a simulated response to a fake nuclear bomb detonation in northern New Jersey. The goal was to test emergency coordination between federal, state and local emergency resources in the case of such a disaster. "The exercise will simulate a highly challenging and complex incident with multiple cascading events resulting in long term regional impacts," said a FEMA spokesperson. FEMA was the lead agency...
  • AT&T customers can't call 911 throughout Florida, southeast U.S.

    03/08/2017 7:02:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 82 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 8, 2017 | C. Hayes
    AT&T wireless customers throughout large parts of the country and in the state of Florida are unable to call 911 due to a technical problem. The cause of the problem is unknown but officials both locally and throughout the southeast are working to fix the issue with AT&T, which is one of the largest wireless carriers in the nation. Currently, AT&T says the problem is affecting customers in Florida, Georgia, Texas, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, according to the Orange County officials. Each county has set up backup phone numbers so residents can reach first responders. In Orange County, residents needing...
  • Well, I'm at the emergency room.

    01/01/2017 9:36:51 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 76 replies
    1/1/2017 | Jeff Chandler
    This morning was not a good start to New Years week. I decided to go horseback riding, something I haven't done in many years, and which Mrs. Chandler warned me was not a good idea, but I refused to let her hold me back. It turned out to be a big mistake! I got on the horse and started out slowly, but then we went a little faster; and before I knew it, we were going as fast as the horse could go. I couldn't take the pace and fell off, but caught my foot in the stirrup with the...
  • 911 operator arrested for hanging up on emergency calls

    10/13/2016 4:43:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 13, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    A Houston 911 operator named Crenshanda Williams has been arrested and charged with interfering with emergency calls after police discovered she was hanging up on people who were calling 911 for help. From CNN: On March 12, a man identified as Hua Li dialed 911 at 8:10 p.m. to report an armed robbery.Li had walked into a store that evening to buy lottery tickets. He heard someone yelling that there was a robbery and saw a man with a gun. Li counted five to six gunshots, then got into his car and drove away, as he tried to call for...
  • Gov. Rick Scott Issues State of Emergency For All Counties in Florida Ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/03/2016 2:46:27 PM PDT · by Lera · 148 replies
    NBCMiami ^ | 10/3/16
    As Hurricane Matthew churns across the Caribbean, Florida officials are preparing in the event the category 4 storm moves closer toward the Sunshine State. While visiting the City of Hialeah Emergency Operations Center Monday, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all counties in Florida Scott signed the executive order to ensure counties have resources for evacuations and shelters. "If Hurricane Matthew directly impacts Florida, there could be massive destruction which we haven't seen since Hurricane Andrew devastated Miami-Dade County in 1992," said Scott. The governor also said the National Guard is standing by if needed. He added...
  • US official says 40,000 Haitians may be going to US - News - Jamaica Observer Mobile

    09/22/2016 10:47:37 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 17 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | 09/21/2016
    US official says 40,000 Haitians may be going to US  - News - Jamaica Observer Mobile http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/news/US-official-says-40-000-Haitians-may-be-going-to-US News US official says 40,000 Haitians may be going to US Thursday, September 22, 2016 SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on US efforts to resume regular deportations of Haitians amid a surge of new arrivals at California border crossings with Mexico: A top US immigration official says 40,000 Haitians may be on their way to the United States amid what she calls an "emergency situation" on California's border with Mexico. Read: US toughens stance on Haitians seeking entry from Brazil Immigration and...
  • Alabama, Tennessee, & Georgia Declare States Of Emergency As Gas Shortages Loom - Leak

    09/17/2016 4:17:14 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden September 17, 2016 As Native Americans protesters face arrest in North Dakota for blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, TheAntiMedia's Carey Wedler reports a gasoline pipeline spill is currently unfolding in the South. The leak has prompted Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to declare states of emergency. The Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to New York, began leaking on September 9, spilling 250,000 gallons of gasoline, or 6,000 barrels. The pipeline was built in 1962, and the current leak in Helena, Alabama, is the largest one Colonial...
  • Zika could infect 2.5 BILLION: World Health Organisation warns

    09/02/2016 11:19:00 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 48 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2 Sept 2016 | Kate Pickles
    More than two-and-a-half billion people are at risk of developing the Zika virus, scientists have warned. It comes as the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of Zika remains an international health emergency and noted the virus is continuing to infect new countries. Malaysia has also confirmed its first case of the virus after authorities in Singapore confirmed they have detected more than 150 people with the virus. New analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in parts of Asia and Africa found people in these regions were particularly at risk.
  • Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes)

    09/02/2016 8:15:31 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 21 replies
    Federal Register ^ | 08/15/2016 | CDC
    Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes) https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/15/2016-18103/control-of-communicable-diseases#h-10 The Federal Register The Daily Journal of the United States Government Proposed Rule Control of Communicable Diseases A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 08/15/2016 This document has a comment period that ends in 42 days (10/14/2016) Submit a formal comment Publication Date:     Monday, August 15, 2016 Agency:     Department of Health and Human Services Dates:     Written or electronic comments on the NPRM must be received by October 14, 2016. Action:     Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Shorter URL:     https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-18103 Related...
  • Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened)

    08/24/2016 10:51:40 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 5 replies
    Ihned.cz ^ | 08/02/2016 | Katerina Adamcova
    Czech Republic calls for increasing its Emergency Food Reserves (title translated & shortened) http://m.ihned.cz/c1-65387150-zasoby-jidla-vydrzi-cesku-stale-na-neco-malo-pres-den-stat-ma-stale-problem-ziskat-nouzove-potraviny Food supplies lasts Czech Republic is still a little over a day. The state has a problem getting emergency food 1st 8th 2016 21:35 (updated: 2. 8. 2016 11:31)  Katerina Adamcová Read more: Food | food | strategic stocks | milk      State still fails to obtain the required emergency food for three days.      Do tenders for milk powder came forward only two firms.      Now milk powder, according to the Chairman of the State Material Reserves Paul's brother in law the right nutritional value and should have...
  • Air Algerie flight AH1020 declares mid-air emergency (landed safely)

    08/06/2016 8:03:53 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 44 replies
    The Daily Mirror ^ | 8-6-16 | Alex Wellman
    A passenger plane has declared a mid-air emergency and seemingly disappeared from radar, according to reports. The Air Algerie Boeing 737-600 took off from Algiers this afternoon on a flight to Marseille but let out an emergency call shortly after take-off. Flight radar showed the plane turn around and head back towards the point where it took-off but before arriving, the jet disappeared from radar.
  • Erdogan declares state of emergency

    07/20/2016 2:47:48 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/7/16 | Elad Benari
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday evening declared a three-month state of emergency following last week's failed coup, Sky News reported. In a speech in which he announced the state of emergency, Erdogan warned there "may be more plans" from dissidents to try and overthrow the government again. He added that the state of emergency was in order to "take the most efficient steps in order to remove this threat as soon as possible, which is a threat to democracy, to the rule of law, and to the rights and freedoms of citizens in our country". Earlier, noted Sky...
  • Feds deny governor's request for emergency declaration after Pulse attack

    06/21/2016 12:28:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-20-2016 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Obama administration denied millions of dollars in federal funding following the Pulse terror attack. Gov. Rick Scott requested an emergency declaration for $5 million to help response efforts and victims. Federal officials said the state application for emergency declaration did not demonstrate how emergency response is beyond the capability of state and local government.
  • Collier Man's Misuse of 911 Leaves Neighbors Perturbed

    06/13/2016 12:47:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC2 ^ | JUNE 7, 2016
    A Collier County man called 911 on Monday night because his girlfriend wouldn't buy him vodka. He told dispatch his neighbors were fighting and yelling. When deputies showed up, there was no yelling, and there was no scene. - Using our app? CLICK HERE to watch video Deputies said it was a prank, and neighbors said it wasn't funny. Each time a deputy is sent to a non-emergency call, that's the taxpayer's dollars spent and the officers' time wasted. We got ahold of the 911 call. Operator: "Collier County 911. What is the status of your emergency?" Jack Means: "Uh...