No Time to Cut Back on Safety - The Cost Is Too High

Companies throughout the United States are trying to cut expenses any way they can: by layoffs, by plant closures, even by reductions in safety programs – which, it says here, are not only the most unkindest but also the most foolish cuts of all.

How the NDMS Can Be Made More Effective

The Spirit of Volunteerism is a noble virtue, and has been embraced by millions of Americans. Many of them volunteer once too often, though, creating a difficult dilemma for NDMS and other agencies that have a joint claim on their skills and services.

Cold Calculations and the Search for Inner Warmth

A timely and temperate reminder that cold weather may be and is uncomfortable, but extremely cold weather can kill. Among those in the greatest danger, surprisingly enough, are EMS staff and other responders.

Mumbai: Implications for the West

Mumbai was totally unprepared for the terrorist attacks of 26 November – and paid dearly for its lack of vigilance. Will the great nations of the West learn from India’s mistakes, or simply repeat them?

The Mumbai Attacks - Lessons for the Western World

The terrorist attacks two months ago in Mumbai provide a number of lessons for emergency-services agencies throughout the world. The attacks, which represented an ever-increasing level of sophistication and ingenuity

Changes and Clarifications - NIMS Upgrade Released

On 18 December 2008, long-awaited revisions to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) – officially described as an “upgrade” by the former acting director of the NIMS Integration Center, Albert

The Field Testing Dilemma and LRN Chemical Laboratories

The field testing of potentially lethal chemicals has always been an iffy proposition. Fortunately, a new national network of “gold standard” labs is now available to eliminate much of the uncertainty.

Emerging Infections and Their Impact on EMS

“New” diseases, combined with the fatal rebirth of ancient diseases believed to have been terminally laid to rest, are giving epidemiologists, EMS agencies and responders, and healthcare workers a daunting challenge of epic proportions.
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