A Long List of Questions; A Very Short List of Answers

The administration’s development and release of an “Implementation Plan” to deal with pandemic influenza is a helpful start – but no more than that. Few if any states or cities are taking the steps needed to protect their citizens.

The Creation of New Surge Capacity

Very few U.S. hospitals have enough beds, operating rooms, or the medical staff & equipment needed to deal with a truly major disaster. Many warnings have been issued, but no plans are yet in place to deal with a worst-case scenario.

A Message from the Publisher, May 24, 2006

Immigration “reform”-however that term is defined- has suddenly become one of the most important and contentious issues on the U.S. political agenda.

Dr. Denis Onieal, Superintendent, FEMA's National Fire Academy

Podcast Dr. Onieal discusses professional development of skills for terrorist-incident response in the context of development of standard fire-service skills. An overview of the NFA curriculumĀ http://www.usfa.fema.gov/Ā and the linkages to state

Tags of Survival: The Start System

The triage goal is to maximize the number of lives saved. But to do so requires some extremely difficult decisions from the EMT on the scene, particularly in mass-casualty incidents when time is limited and information is in short supply.
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