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7/18/2017

A track fire near the 145th Street station on the A line around 7:30 am halter service on several lines.

7/14/2017

Police responded to a bomb threat at a UCLA recreation center Wednesday night and university officials evacuated several residence halls.

7/12/2017

All agencies are preparing for the worst this August, as peak fire season coincides with one of the biggest tourist events Oregon has ever seen.

7/10/2017

This resource can help EMS agencies develop/update policies regarding transport of patients suspected or known to have an infectious disease.

7/10/2017

ASPR TRACIE is hosting a series of webinars for HCCs interested in learning more about operationalizing coalitions. This webinar focuses on financial aspects.

7/10/2017

A 10-week cholera epidemic has now infected more than 300,000 people in Yemen.

7/03/2017

About 618 people in the US are killed by extreme heat every year. This website has helpful tips, information, and resources to help you stay safe this summer.

7/03/2017

You should create an emergency preparedness guide to keep your loved ones safe and accessible even as a crisis is unfolding.

7/03/2017

The best way to keep your pets safe during an emergency is to keep them with you.

7/02/2017

One person is dead and three people are injured after a home exploded in a fireball following a gas leak in central Pennsylvania on Sunday.

6/30/2017

At least three doctors were shot inside Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx on Friday afternoon...

6/28/2017

An inmate was fatally shot Wednesday after he tackled a deputy and stabbed him with a screwdriver at a Vanderbilt University Medical Center clinic.

6/26/2017

Federal spending for response has ballooned over the years, but big savings could be achieved with more upfront spending to fortify vulnerable communities.

6/26/2017

After a Senate confirmation vote of 95-4 earlier this week, Brock Long was officially sworn in as FEMA administrator.

6/21/2017

Facebook will launch "disaster maps" that use aggregated, anonymized Facebook data in disaster areas to deliver crucial information to aid organizations.

6/21/2017

Tropical Storm Cindy is churning slowly toward the Gulf Coast Wednesday, where millions of residents are bracing for heavy rain and potential flash flooding.

6/20/2017
A train derailed just north of Arapahoe Avenue between 55th Street and 63rd Street in Boulder Tuesday afternoon.
6/15/2017

When Hurricane Matthew threatened Florida last October, it provided a frighteningly realistic dress rehearsal for the hurricane season that begins Thursday.

6/14/2017

Police said a hospital nurse was seriously injured by a patient with a knife, who then fled after the attack.

6/14/2017

The rain-proof cladding was installed in May 2016 as part of a £10million refurbishment but claims say it helped the fire spread to the 27th floor.

6/14/2017

CA earthquake experts believe what happens at the San Gorgonio Pass during a major rupture of the San Andreas fault could have wide-ranging implications.

6/12/2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May called on countries to collaborate on internet regulation to prevent terrorism planning online.

6/11/2017

FEMA says eligible homeowners and renters affected by the recent flooding could receive money for expenses not covered by insurance.

6/08/2017

State Police say four people are dead in a murder-suicide in a northeast Pennsylvania supermarket.

6/06/2017

The Ravenscroft Beauty College shooter reportedly wanted to be in a relationship with the victim.

6/05/2017

As reports of stabbings in a popular London nightspot started flowing Saturday, police tweeted to people in the area to run, hide, then call the authorities.

6/05/2017

Five people, including the shooter, are dead after a shooting at an Orlando, Florida business .

5/31/2017

A man with a fake gun was taken into custody at the Orlando International Airport Tuesday night following a nearly three-hour standoff with police.

5/29/2017

The Bogoslof Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted again on Sunday, sending a cloud of ash 35,000 feet into the air and prompting an aviation red alert.

5/26/2017

Fire crews are on scene of a "significant spill" of a highly toxic chemical at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers.

5/24/2017

The CMS finalized a rule requiring 17 types of healthcare providers to improve their emergency preparedness levels. Some will struggle with compliance.

5/23/2017

At least 22 people were killed in a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.

5/18/2017

A driver with a history of drunken driving arrests plowed through crowds of pedestrians on packed sidewalks along three Times Square blocks Thursday, killing one person and injuring 22 others, officials said, touching off mayhem in one of the world’s most famous and busiest plazas.

5/17/2017

Some icky news just in time for pool season: Reports of diarrhea outbreaks linked to cryptosporidiosis parasites in pools and water parks increased at least two-fold in two years, federal health officials reported Thursday.

5/17/2017

A 7-year-old student was shot in a Louisiana elementary school’s classroom Monday. The student was taken to nearby Lafayette hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition after undergoing surgery.

5/15/2017

A 22-year-old surfer from Britain’s south coast foiled a massive hacking attack on the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) from a small bedroom in his parents’ home, it has been revealed.

5/12/2017

A shooting at a nursing home in Ohio left four people dead on Friday morning. The deceased included the Kirkersville police chief, two employees of the nursing home, and the suspected shooter.

5/09/2017

West Chelsea was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. So was Lower Manhattan, where Savanna, the real estate investment concern behind the 26th Street building, owned two office towers that were knocked out by flooding. “We learned a lot firsthand during Superstorm Sandy,” said Peter Rosenthal, a principal at Savanna and its director of development.

5/05/2017

It's been more than five weeks since Atlanta Police Sgt. Ryan Heald and Officer Tyler Thomas stared into a 40-foot wall of flame and thick black smoke that filled the five-lane interstate highway bridge in front of them. Somehow, in the middle of a Thursday rush hour on March 30, a critical transportation artery in one of America's most traffic-challenged cities had caught fire.

5/04/2017

Nearly 80 patients were evacuated after a fire caused a small explosion at a hospital in Puerto Rico on Thursday, officials said. No one was injured. The fire occurred at Doctors' Center Hospital in the capital of San Juan, prompting medical staff to rush patients to other nearby hospitals.

5/01/2017

Workplace violence against health care workers has caught the attention of federal and state safety regulators, particularly in California, which is requiring extensive incident reporting.

5/01/2017

This publication aims to address the civil-military coordination mechanisms in the five priority countries and how these are activated during disaster response efforts in line with regional frameworks and guidance.

4/28/2017

It’s no secret that the world can be volatile and violent. Shootings and bombings in public places. Floods, fires, droughts, and other dangers amid an uptick in severe-weather events. Any of these could be a threat to your organization, its people, its customers, and its suppliers. And although senior executives contemplate the likely impact of these phenomena in risk-analysis meetings, far fewer take the time to participate in real drills, instead designating someone else as a stand-in. After all, it’s tough to get an operational dry run on the calendar of a CEO, CFO, or other executive.

4/24/2017

Verizon launched drones with emergency LTE capabilities which could provide the answer to a simple-yet-serious problem after a natural disaster: reestablishing communication.

4/20/2017

Having greater access to healthcare data, which is common in larger hospitals and teaching-focused facilities, can create a higher data breach risk, according to a recent study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.

4/17/2017

Hundreds of revelers were evacuated from Mangle E8 in Sidworth Street, Hackney, after police were called at about 01:10 BST. Officers believe a man threw acid at two men after a dispute between two groups inside the venue.

4/16/2017

Four people, including an infant, were shot Saturday night at an Alabama church's Spring carnival, officials said. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at Cathedral of the Cross in Center Point, Ala., located northeast of Birmingham.

4/15/2017

Sixteen were injured at New York’s Penn Station during a stampede sparked when Amtrak police used a stun gun to subdue a disruptive man amid the disarray of a train with about 1,200 passengers stuck in a tunnel between New York and New Jersey for nearly three hours on Friday.

4/14/2017

What started as an emergency training session at Waubonsee Community College eventually led 18 emergency response agencies to be dispatched to the college for a false alarm.

4/14/2017

The roof of the famed Bellagio Hotel and Casino caught fire on Thursday night, prompting the closure of the Las Vegas Strip. The Clark County Fire Department responded to the blaze, which they said was difficult to access given its location, but that they had nonetheless managed to knock down the fire.

4/14/2017

The sight of so many injured people lying on the dance floor after the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando led one officer to ask patrons, "If you're alive, raise your hand," according to a new report from police.

4/10/2017

Two adults died in a shooting Monday in a classroom at San Bernardino, California's North Park Elementary School, in what is believed to be a murder-suicide, San Bernardino police said.

4/10/2017

Greenville Memorial Hospital's Medicare contract is in jeopardy after a federal review into the death of an emergency room patient turned up a variety of problems that hospital officials say they're working to correct before an April 16 deadline.

4/10/2017

Dallas city officials said Saturday that a hacker is to blame for setting off all the city's 156 emergency outdoor sirens, which wailed for an hour and half overnight.

4/10/2017
Multiple gunshot victims were reported Monday at a San Bernardino elementary school, authorities said.
4/09/2017

A former employee at a Florida gym opened fire on former co-workers during a dispute Saturday, leaving two people dead, officials said.

4/08/2017

Multiple children were injured during what witnesses described as a "freak accident" at the annual Spring Carnival at Springwell Church in Taylors on Saturday.

4/05/2017

After utilizing the Run-Hide-Fight method during an active-shooter situation, there may be individuals who are injured. You should remember that initial responders like police and armed security will be extremely busy and focused on making sure that any continuing threat is neutralized. In the meantime, anyone hurt and in need of medical attention may be getting worse. If they are left unattended for too long, some of them could die.

4/05/2017

The sudden appearance of Ebola virus disease (EVD, known previously as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) in America in 2014 touched off a nationwide firestorm of activity across all healthcare segments. For areas impacted by the few patients with active disease, there was no time to plan. For the rest of the country, EVD presented as a real-world threat with the relative luxury of at least some time to approach the problem.

4/05/2017
GOODMAN, Missouri - An elementary school is the only school in Goodman, Missouri, and students and a teacher saw what was left of their school for the very first time Wednesday.
4/03/2017

Within seconds of Wednesday’s terrorist attack, the Houses of Parliament went into lockdown. Doors were bolted shut by staff, and MPs were locked into the Chamber of Commons. Minutes later, militarized police from a response team set up in the wake of the Paris attacks spread through the surrounding streets. Doctors and nurses from St. Thomas’s Hospital, on the opposite bank of the Thames, ran to the aid of casualties lying on Westminster Bridge while a police boat plucked from the water an injured tourist who’d fallen from it. The speed of the response was striking.

4/03/2017

For decades, New Orleans fought to keep water out of the city. In the city's new resilience district, with projects that will break ground later in 2017, the goal is to let water in—which paradoxically can reduce flooding.

3/30/2017
Fire officials extinguished a massive fire on I-85 on Thursday night after it burned for more than an hour and led to the collapse of a bridge on the interstate, fire officials said.
3/30/2017

A New Braunfels church group returning from a choir retreat Wednesday afternoon was involved in a major collision near Garner State Park resulting in at least 13 confirmed fatalities.

3/30/2017

A massive fire caused a bridge to collapse Thursday night on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, one of the busiest stretches of roadway in America, backing up rush hour traffic for several miles and creating what the mayor called a long-term "transportation crisis."

3/29/2017

evere thunderstorms and damaging winds in parts of Texas overnight left nearly 200,000 residents without power as of early Wednesday morning.

3/29/2017

Two leading specialists in transportation services have joined forces to make it easier for hospitals, healthcare systems and managed care organizations to offer patients efficient transport services to and from hospital settings and medical appointments.

3/27/2017

The Quebec government has apologized, sanctioned two employees and is investigating its mishandling of a winter storm this week that stranded hundreds of vehicles for more than 12 hours on a Montreal highway.

3/27/2017

Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and the towns they call home.

3/27/2017

Emergency management leaders at hospitals and medical centers are grappling with a major rule change from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

3/22/2017

Just like many of our roads and bridges, America’s 9-1-1 system is showing its age. Its capabilities are stretched to the limit, answering more than 650,000 emergency calls each day. But the system requires urgent attention and investment if it is to meet our communities’ needs in the digital age.

3/22/2017

Under President Donald Trump's 2018 budget blueprint, the program that put those dollars into local hands would be zeroed-out, raising questions about how readily the cash would be available when the next disaster strikes and what oversight would be in place to ensure it is not misused.

3/22/2017

Learn more about the HPP Surge Test and how speakers from three states implemented it.

3/14/2017

A Nor'easter is dumping snow and pushing winds up the US East Coast -- a monster storm that has placed about 18 million people under a blizzard warning.

3/13/2017

Dr. Christopher Hunter was working the overnight shift at an emergency room north of Orlando on June 12 when he received a text message around 2 a.m. There had been a shooting with up to 20 patients.

3/13/2017

Blizzard warnings have been issued for a part of the Northeast coast, including New York City, in advance of Winter Storm Stella which will hammer the Northeast with more than a foot of snow and strong winds Monday night-Tuesday. Stella will also deliver a swath of snow to the Midwest through Monday.

3/01/2017

Severe thunderstorms are leaving swaths of destruction for a second straight day in parts of the Midwest and Southeast after a string of tornadoes ripped through several states. At least three people were killed in Illinois and Missouri in Tuesday's storms. Others were injured, and cars were left scattered on highways.

2/28/2017

One person was killed in Ottawa and emergency crews are looking for people trapped in rubble in the neighboring town of Naplate in the wake of a string of severe, late-winter storms that raked across northern Illinois.

2/26/2017

One man is in custody after an accident at a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans injured at least 28 people, five seriously, officials said. Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect, who was driving a pickup truck that hit two cars before running into the crowd, appeared to be highly intoxicated. Among the injured, the youngest is 3 and the oldest are in their 40s.

2/22/2017

It's not like marauding hordes of zombies are roaming the streets of Illinois, but state lawmakers think that's no reason not to be prepared. The legislature has declared October "Zombie Preparedness Month. "Why? Because, as House ResoIution 0030 says, "If the citizens of Illinois are prepared for zombies, than [sic] they are prepared for any natural disaster."

2/21/2017

About 500 people were forced to evacuate their homes Monday night after a levee along the San Joaquin River near Manteca was breached, San Joaquin County officials said.

2/21/2017

President Donald Trump has made national security a centerpiece of his agenda, justifying policies ranging from a travel ban to close relations with Russia. But the United States is now more vulnerable to attack than it was before Trump took office, according to the man who served as George W. Bush’s crisis manager on 9/11.

2/21/2017

A tornado derails 12 cars of a freight train near Thrall in central Texas.

2/17/2017

Bill Gates says he is hopeful that President Trump's administration will take the necessary steps to be able to respond to a global pandemic or act of bio-terrorism.

2/17/2017

Moderate to heavy rain is developing in Southern California, as a powerful Pacific storm approaches the California coast. This major storm may bringing the heaviest two-day rain event the Los Angeles Basin has seen in over six years. Winds have already increased across much of California and trees and power lines are down near Salinas, as of early Friday morning. A wind gust of 81 mph was measured near Grapevine and a gust of 78 mph was recorded near Big Bear City.

2/13/2017

New England drivers could be in for a dangerous Monday morning commute as a slushy mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain coats the roads ahead of yet another blizzard, officials said. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for nearly 12.5 million people Sunday evening stretching from Central New York to Maine.

2/13/2017

At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam. The dam, which is the nation's tallest, remains intact. But the emergency spillway, which guards against the overflow of the dam when water levels are high, was eroding Sunday.

2/11/2017

A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the Philippines Friday night killing at least eight people and injuring over 200. According to the Associated Press, the earthquake struck 8 miles northwest of the provincial capital of Surigao at a shallow depth of 6 miles.

2/07/2017

Confirmed tornadoes and severe weather ripped through New Orleans and the surrounding area causing major damage to home and businesses.

2/07/2017

Five people have been transported to the hospital following an electrical fire at a Fort Myers assisted living facility, according to fire officials. It happened at Calusa Harbour, located in downtown, just before 9 a.m.

2/07/2017

Severe thunderstorms barreled through the Southeast on Tuesday, dropping multiple tornadoes in southern Louisiana, one of which did major damage to communities in east New Orleans — among the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

2/02/2017

The script seems distressingly familiar: A disaster — a hurricane, a flood, a tornado, an earthquake — causes billions of dollars in damage. After arguments about fairness and federal responsibility, the federal government comes up with money to help the affected communities recover.

1/30/2017

The agriculture sector in the U.S. is a $1 trillion business and employs approximately 9.2 percent of American workers. In 2012, domestic animal agriculture – livestock and poultry production – generated approximately 1.8 million jobs, $346 billion in total economic output and $60 billion in household income. Experts are calling better understanding of the threats to agriculture posed by biological agents which can inflict catastrophic consequences on the U.S. population and economy.

1/29/2017

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The government will scrap its flagship disaster management initiative, the Department of Science and Technology's Project NOAH or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, starting March due to "lack of funds" for the program.

1/29/2017

A luxury hotel in Austria recently had to pay hackers a ransom after they managed to access its electronic key system and lock all the hotel guests in their rooms. The cyber lock-in happened on the first day of the winter season at the Romantik Seehotel Jaegerwirt, a 111-year-old, four-star luxury hotel that has a pool, lake views, and a state-of-the-art electronic key system that turned out to be something hackers could exploit

1/27/2017

Disasters are expensive and each year the price tag goes up. Last year, insurer payouts for natural disaster claims worldwide nearly doubled to $50 billion. The United States has averaged more than $27 billion a year in disaster assistance obligations over a ten-year period, and the National Flood Insurance Program is in debt to the tune of about $23 billion. There’s got to be a better way, right? That’s the question the Federal Emergency Management agency is asking—and the answer might lie, at least partially, in a plan to use a disaster deductible approach to coax U.S. states into investing in mitigation and resilience.

1/27/2017

Two central Florida teens were arrested Thursday on suspicion of planning to commit a mass shooting at their middle school the next day -- an alleged plot that came to light through rumors circulating among students, authorities said.

1/27/2017

The world remains “grossly underprepared” for outbreaks of infectious disease, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades, warn a team of international experts. They reviewed reports on the recent Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and say better preparedness and a faster, more coordinated response could have prevented most of the 11,000 deaths directly attributed to Ebola and also the broader economic, social, and health crises that ensued. “We will not be ready for the next outbreak without deeper and more comprehensive change,” they conclude.

1/24/2017

A flooded basement is every homeowner's worst nightmare. But having it happen over and over and consist of not just water, but city sewage, has amplified the problem for a Denver family and a nearby church.

1/24/2017

Active members and pensioners of state-run pension fund Government Service Insurance System in seven Southern Luzon provinces, who were affected by the onslaught of typhoon “Nina” last December may apply for emergency loans until February.

1/24/2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced several leadership changes that took place immediately following the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, to ensure that there is no interruption in the delivery of FEMA’s critical mission. Robert Fenton, who is serving as acting FEMA administrator, has had a significant role in numerous large-scale U.S. response and recovery operations since he joined FEMA in 1996. Fenton has served as deputy associate administrator in FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery, as well as regional administrator for Region 9. David Grant, who is serving as acting FEMA deputy administrator, has served as FEMA associate administrator of mission support since 2015. Prior to joining FEMA, Grant was chief of agency-wide shared services for the Internal Revenue Service. A full list of new acting leadership at FEMA is available online here: https://www.fema.gov/leadership.

1/23/2017

An enormous storm system that kicked up tornadoes, shredded homes and left other destruction scattered around the Southeast has claimed at least 19 lives after a two-day assault on the region. Authorities said at least 15 deaths occurred in south Georgia alone.

1/23/2017

The Southeast picked up the pieces on Monday after deadly tornadoes tore through the region, killing more people in one weekend than in all of last year.

1/23/2017

An Ohio teen has been arrested after he opened fire on classmates in the hallway of his high school Jan. 20. Two students were injured in the incident, although police say things could have been much worse if staff members at the school hadn’t acted quickly to detain the shooter, reports ABC News.

1/23/2017

Nearly half of the August flood victims surveyed by Louisiana after they got help from Louisiana's house repair program said they didn't return home after the work was done, even though the goal of the effort was to get people back under their own roofs.

1/19/2017

A historic high-rise in the heart of Tehran caught fire and collapsed Thursday in a giant cloud of smoke, killing dozens of firefighters who were battling the blaze, Iranian news media reported.

1/19/2017

Winter Storm Kori has already iced up parts of the Northwest. Additional heavy snow is headed toward California's snow-weary Sierra. Heavy rain could also renew the risk of flooding in California.

1/19/2017

It's a winter nightmare: being buried alive beneath the snow. It's been happening almost every week this winter - deadly avalanches claiming lives - and the season is far from over.

1/13/2017
FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A Nevada woman in her 70s who'd recently returned from India died in September from a "superbug" infection that resisted all antibiotics, according to a report released Friday.
1/12/2017

When a disaster strikes, it can harm the health of anyone in your community. However, some people are less likely to weather the storm because they may have certain medical conditions, are not able to get the help they need, or because they rely on others for help.

1/10/2017

This Concept of Operations plan (CONOPS) describes the conceptual framework and coordination for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) federal-level behavioral health preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies. The plan describes how HHS prepares for the behavioral health effects of a public health and medical emergency or disaster and transitions from normal day-to-day operations to coordinated department-wide response and recovery activities.

1/06/2017
A shooter opened fire Friday afternoon at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida, leaving "multiple people dead" and injuring several others as panicked travelers took cover, the Broward County sheriff said.
1/04/2017

2016 really was the year of the flood in the U.S.: In total, 19 separate floods swamped the nation last year, the most in one single year since records began in 1980.

1/03/2017

The United States continues to face a range of serious threats to its national health security from the deliberate use or accidental release of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) agents, as well as from naturally occurring and emerging infectious diseases (EID), including pandemic influenza. To ensure that our priorities reflect current scientific progress and fiscal capabilities, the PHEMCE annually assesses and updates a PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan (SIP) to ensure optimal allocation of resources to address high-priority threats.

1/03/2017

Officers respond to a shooting at North Cypress Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, in Houston. The incident happened about 9.am. after a suspect walked into an emergency room, pulled out a gun and fired at least one shot into the air. Deputies at the scene ordered the man to drop the weapon, but he refused. One deputy opened fire on the man, wounding him.

1/03/2017

Winter Storm Helena is expected to bring feet of snow to portions of the West early this week and then may turn its snowy and icy sights on parts of the South late this week into the weekend.

1/03/2017

The United State Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter to officials in the public health sector warning of potential terrorist attacks.

2016
12/29/2016

what3words, the multi-award winning addressing system, has been adopted by the Philippine Red Cross to coordinate aid in the heart of disaster zones. Used during its response to the devastating Typhoon Haima in October, the addressing system was used to help co-ordinate support for the 2.1 million people affected in its aftermath.

12/26/2016

A hospital security officer in Ohio is being praised for helping evacuate patients and staff members after detecting a gas leak Wednesday.

12/22/2016

The nation is frequently caught off guard when a new pathogenic threat emerges like Zika, the Ebola outbreak or a bioterrorist threat, “which then requires diverting attention and resources away from other priorities,” according to the annual Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) report, Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, which found 26 states and Washington, DC scored a six or lower on 10 key indicators of public health preparedness.

12/22/2016

The NFPA Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard addressing preparedness and response to active shooter scenarios and incidents. The request seeks an NFPA standard to address appropriate training, responder interagency coordination protocol, and the identification of minimal personal protective equipment appropriate for responders to active shooter incidents.

12/21/2016

Three schools in Denver Public Schools were closed for two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, because of Norovirus. Students won’t return to class until Jan. 2017, after winter break.

12/19/2016

Almost 10,000 first responders training at Anniston's Center for Domestic Preparedness unknowingly trained with a toxic form of ricin over the last four years.

12/16/2016

Since the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Federal and state funding, primarily from the National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP), has resulted in a surge of hospital activity to prepare for future natural or humancaused catastrophes. Trauma centers were integrally involved in the response to the 2001 attacks as First Receivers of patients, communication hubs, and as convergence sites for families, the worried well, volunteers and donors. After the Madrid train station terrorist attack, Congress identified the need to study trauma center preparedness as an essential part of the nation’s emergency management system.

12/15/2016

Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) seem to strike at random. That is one reason why these incidents — particularly mass shootings — are so frightening. But while the timing and location of most MCIs are unpredictable, the way these events play out at a trauma center is not.

12/15/2016

Police are praising the quick actions of hospital staff members and security officers who disarmed a man who fired a rifle inside a Florida Veteran Affairs facility Tuesday morning.

12/14/2016

Firefighters have contained a two-alarm blaze that broke out at a building that’s under construction adjacent to the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan.

12/14/2016

In the next few years, an alert advising of a slight chance of earthquake might fly across your social media accounts in the same week an Amber Alert-like blast hits your cellphone, warning of an imminent temblor.

12/12/2016

Stop by our vendor booth at the conference! We will be there starting tonight through the whole conference. And we have a special treat for those that stop by!

12/12/2016

Michael Cheatham is reminded of that June 12 morning nearly every day: in the boarded-up nightclub he passes on his way to work, in the lectures he gives to other doctors about the incident, in the frequent therapy sessions he attends with other hospital staffers.

12/11/2016

A fire at the main lodge at Boyne Highlands, a popular ski resort in northern Michigan, injured 12 people and forced the evacuation of dozens more early Sunday.

12/08/2016

Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for those 46 and under. If trauma care were optimal, hundreds or more lives of our military service members could likely be saved in future wars. Those potential gains soar into the tens of thousands of lives saved if past and future improvements in military trauma care could be systematically translated into the civilian sector.

12/07/2016

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Gen. John F. Kelly, 66, a retired four-star Marine general whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan, as his nominee for secretary of homeland security. Kelly led U.S. Southern Command, and served for forty years in the Marine Corps. He led troops through tough battles in western Iraq. In 2003 he was promoted to brigadier general while in active combat – the first Marine colonel since 1951 to be recognized this way.

12/07/2016

A Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed Wednesday near Abbottabad, Pakistan, officials said.

12/07/2016

Rescuers are still combing the rubble for survivors after an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday morning.

12/05/2016

It's already one of the city's deadliest blazes, and Oakland authorities say casualties are expected to rise as they investigate a fire at the warehouse-turned-arts-space known as the Ghost Ship.

12/05/2016

Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms kill people and damage property every year. Estimated U.S. insured losses due to severe thunderstorms in the first half of 2016 were $8.5 billion. The largest U.S. impacts of tornadoes result from tornado outbreaks, sequences of tornadoes that occur in close succession. New research shows that the average number of tornadoes during outbreaks—large-scale weather events that can last one to three days and span huge regions—has risen since 1954. But the researchers were not sure why.

12/02/2016

Six years after the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti began, outgoing United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon apologized this week for how the U.N. responded to the crisis. But he did not acknowledge that U.N. peacekeepers started it.

12/01/2016

Three more people have died in the ferocious wildfire that erupted across Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park, authorities said Thursday, raising the death toll to 10 as officials continue to assess the damage.

11/30/2016

Severe storms killed five people in Alabama and Tennessee overnight, and big parts of the Southeast were set to stay under a tornado watch until noon Wednesday.

11/29/2016

Tennessee Ripley Attractions General Manager Ryan DeSear said he wasn't sure if flames reached Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. DeSear said the aquarium's live web camera was still active, and the building was still standing.

11/29/2016

San Francisco Bay Area health officials were trying to determine if three people who died and five who were sickened after eating Thanksgiving dinner at a church event got sick there or at the assisted living facility where they all lived.

11/28/2016

Run. Hide. Fight. Those three words were delivered in a startling text message to students at Ohio State University on Monday morning, warning them of an active threat to safety on campus. Eleven students and faculty members were injured by either a car or butcher knife wielded by Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan.

11/28/2016

When the last remaining hospital in besieged eastern Aleppo crumbled under a wave of artillery strikes on Nov. 18, one of the casualties was 25-year-old nurse Kefah.

11/28/2016

At least eight people were taken to hospitals after an active shooter was reported on the Ohio State University campus Monday, authorities said.

11/27/2016

The number of people dying in the Australian city of Melbourne from a rare phenomenon called thunderstorm asthma has risen to six. Three others are in a critical condition.

11/27/2016

When gunfire erupted on Bourbon Street early Sunday (Nov. 27), medical personnel were one block away. Paramedics had the first victim in the hospital within nine minutes and all victims there within 39 minutes, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services said.

11/26/2016

For more than a week before Hurricane Matthew’s Oct. 8 arrival in Robeson County, staff at Southeastern Health were closely monitoring the storm’s uncertain path.

11/22/2016

What I am interested in viewing, however, is the expanding role of emergency management professionals within all facets of government and business alike. I have witnessed an explosion of the profession over the last 10 years and it really does me proud to see such a growth in our discipline.

11/22/2016

The Japanese authorities have lifted tsunami advisories issued after a powerful earthquake struck the northeast of the country early Tuesday, injuring twenty people.

11/21/2016

Winter Storm Argos has now dumped over 30 inches of snow in parts of the interior Northeast and, along with strong winds, has produced whiteout conditions in parts of New York state and northern New England.

11/21/2016

Multiple people were killed in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Monday, Assistant Police Chief Tracy Arnold said. The bus was carrying 35 children ranging in age from kindergarten to fifth grade. It wasn't immediately clear if children were among the dead. Arnold could not provide a specific number of people killed, saying only "multiple fatalities" occurred.

11/21/2016

A tsunami warning is in effect for Japan's Fukushima and Miyagi Prefectures after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Honshu at 5:59 a.m. Tuesday (3:59 p.m. Monday ET).

11/18/2016

The Zika virus outbreak and related clusters of microcephaly are no longer a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization said Friday. This ends the declaration made by the organization in February due to the simultaneous spread of the virus and "extraordinary clusters" of microcephaly among babies born in areas where the virus was spreading. At the time, it was not known that the virus was the cause of the neurological birth defect.

11/18/2016

Winter Storm Argos, is already producing blizzard conditions in parts of the Northern Plains, and will spread heavy snow and strong winds into the Great Lakes and interior Northeast into this weekend.

11/17/2016

Some of the world’s most popular travel destinations happen to be in earthquake-prone areas. New Zealand, for instance, just had a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake over the weekend, which, according to a recent article by CNN, resulted in aftershocks and tourists being evacuated from their hotels in the middle of the night. In the coastal town of Kaikoura, 1,200 tourists — as well as the town’s 2,000 residents — were left stranded after landslides closed all the roads in and out of town.

11/04/2016

The water-borne disease has been around for centuries, and it remains a global health risk. According to the World Health Organization there are roughly 3 million cases a year and 90,000 deaths. The worst epidemic is now in Haiti, linked to cholera brought by U.N. peacekeepers and surging anew in parts of the country hard hit last month by Hurricane Matthew. There's another outbreak flaring in South Sudan. In countries that have long been grappling with cholera, such as Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of Congo, tens of thousands of people are sickened every year.

11/04/2016

Humanitarians provide a glimpse of the best of humanity in an often violent and distorted world. Yet despite their strength, studies suggest they experience more mental health issues than the average individual. So what accounts for this disparity? And what can be done about it?

11/03/2016

One mutation. A simple tweak in the Ebola gene — a C got turned into a T. That's all it took to make Ebola more infectious during the West Africa epidemic, scientists report Thursday.

11/03/2016

The coursework and its live-learning platform was designed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Norwegian Red Cross and the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s Health Care in Danger initiative, in partnership with the Geneva Learning Foundation.

11/03/2016

Mr. Feig owes his life and bright future to the forward thinking, planning and participation of fellow residents at Pine Lake Park, a bungalow colony in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., where he and his family spend the summer. The moment he collapsed, fellow vacationers who had been trained at the colony in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator, or A.E.D., sprung into action.

11/01/2016

The fart-fire incident originally occurred all the way back in April, but a report was just released on October 28 by a committee of “outside experts” who looked at the case and determined there were no flammable materials in the operation room during the surgery, according to Japanese newspaper the Asahi Shimbun.

11/01/2016

In the USA, the leading cause of death in those younger than 45 years is trauma, accounting for over half of deaths in that age group. Trauma costs the USA up to US$600 billion each year and yet despite these sobering figures this epidemic goes largely unrecognised. Last week, at their 2016 Clinical Congress, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced a commitment to achieving zero preventable deaths from trauma. If realised, this goal would save one in five civilians and a quarter of military personnel currently killed by trauma, an estimated 30?000 lives per year in the USA alone.

10/28/2016

Terrified passengers aboard an American Airlines 767 that aborted takeoff on a runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport scrambled to safety Friday afternoon after huge flames erupted on the right side of the plane.

10/26/2016

A 14-year-old was taken into police custody after authorities say he shot another teen outside of a Sandy, Utah school Tuesday.

10/24/2016

A bomb threat that spurred the evacuation of a high school on the grounds of Naval Hospital Guam turned out to be a false alarm, officials said. Security forces and military working dog teams scoured Guam High School after a handwritten note was found at about 11:30 a.m. Monday in a women’s restroom, said a Navy statement, which did not specify exactly what the note said.

10/24/2016

Tropical Storm Seymour continues to gain strength well off the coast of Mexico and is expected to become a hurricane soon. Seymour is the 18th-named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season.

10/23/2016

A tour bus returning from a casino crashed into the rear of a semi-tractor trailer on Sunday near Palm Springs, California, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, according to state police.

10/22/2016

FEMA has announced three more Florida counties will be assisted financially to help cover disaster-related expenses and the repair or rebuilding of critical infrastructure.

10/18/2016

At least 19 people were killed by a hospital fire in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, Arti Ahuja, the state's health secretary, told CNN.

10/17/2016

Mercy Hospital wants to provide better care for its patients -- by making sure they don't come to the hospital. Instead, 330 staffers at Mercy's Virtual Care Center, located just outside of St. Louis, place video calls to patients using highly sensitive two-way cameras -- and monitor their vital signs in real time through tools like pulse oximeters that plug into an iPad.

10/17/2016

Typhoon Haima has rapidly intensified in the western Pacific Ocean and may reach super typhoon status by Tuesday. By mid to late week, Haima will threaten the northern Philippines and then eastern China.

10/17/2016

While floodwaters are beginning to recede in North Carolina, it could be another week before rivers return to below flood stage. The flooding that crippled the state last week came in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which barrelled up the eastern seaboard earlier in the month, left at least 25 dead in North Carolina and caused upwards of $1.5 billion in damage to at least 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings in the state, according to the Associated Press.

10/16/2016

The weather is picture-perfect nearly a week after Hurricane Matthew unleashed winds and torrential rain on North Carolina's eastern flatlands -- but Princeville still is under water. "This is a disaster area. It's not going to recover in 24 hours, and it's still going on as we speak, not only in Princeville but 150 miles from here," Gov. Pat McCrory said.

10/12/2016

A Nebraska man called a Papa John’s in Palm Coast, Florida, and asked them to deliver a pizza to his grandmother, and also make sure she survived Hurricane Matthew.

10/11/2016

Five people were injured – and firefighters rescued between 15 and 20 people who were trapped on balconies – when a fire broke out at a senior housing facility in Orange, officials reported.

10/10/2016

Matthew's wrath is finally over, but what the storm left behind is causing widespread misery. About 500,000 customers are still without power in North Carolina, where record-breaking flooding led to 1,000 emergency rescues over the weekend -- including some in chest-deep water

10/08/2016

The Mayaro virus was first identified in forest workers in Mayaro, Trinidad, in 1954 and has since caused small outbreaks in South America. It shows up most often in Brazil near the Amazon, where it is spread by a tree-dwelling species of mosquito that feeds mostly on monkeys, says Robert Tesh, professor of pathology at the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

10/07/2016

Floods cause more damage each year in the United States than any other kind of natural disaster — so much more, in fact, that most private insurance companies stopped offering flood insurance decades ago. In 1968, the federal government stepped in, creating the National Flood Insurance Program. The program is run today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

10/06/2016

A New Jersey Transit train that crashed into Hoboken’s terminal last week, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others, was going twice the speed limit at the moment of impact, and the train’s engineer hit the emergency brake less than a second before the crash, federal investigators said Thursday.

10/06/2016

An Ohio-based bridal shop is suing a Texas hospital company for more than $1 million after a Dallas nurse who ordered dresses from the store two years ago contracted Ebola shortly after visiting.

10/05/2016

From the increasingly sophisticated equipment they carry and the new lifesaving techniques they use, to the changing roles they play in some communities—providing preventive care and monitoring patients at home—ambulance crews today are hardly recognizable from their origins as “horizontal taxicabs.”

10/04/2016

Hurricane Matthew pounded western Haiti Tuesday morning, packing powerful winds and heavy rain as it crossed the country. The "extremely dangerous" storm has already killed at least three people, caused cruise ships to change course and prompted officials to declare states of emergency.

10/04/2016

Figures from a new study show an increase in the number of shootings on or near college campuses over the last 15 years. The study, conducted by the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City, looked at 190 incidents where at least one person was shot at 142 colleges from the 2001-2002 school year to the 2015-2016 school year.

10/03/2016
California State University, Northridge’s Emergency Preparedness Manager Jenny Novak has ensured that the university is prepared for all sorts of emergencies — including a zombie apocalypse.
10/03/2016

In the wake of the historic flooding in Baton Rouge this summer, locals blamed the Red Cross charity for a variety of shortcomings, from refusing food and donations to lacking appropriate medical staff. A new report by the nonprofit news site ProPublica builds on those claims, citing "widespread mismanagement and understaffing at Red Cross shelters" in the city.

10/03/2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded cooperative agreements totaling $350,000 to strengthen the ability of health care and public health sector partners to respond to cybersecurity threats. The agreements will foster the development of a more vibrant cyber information sharing ecosystem within the health care and public health sector.

10/03/2016

Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm since 2007, continued on a path to land a heavy punch to Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba, forecasters said early Monday.

10/03/2016

Over 3,000 volunteers and staff of the Red Cross in Haiti are on the ground working to help communities prepare for Hurricane Matthew. Red Cross teams in Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas are on standby ready to assist. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is dispatching health, sanitation and emergency response experts to the region to support local Red Cross teams.

10/02/2016

The Engineer of the NJ Transit train that crashed into the Hoboken terminal on Thursday, killing one person and injuring hundreds during a busy commute, felt well rested and was unaware of any mechanical issues in the moments before the accident, Federal official report.

10/01/2016

Last week, Congress finally provided $1.1 billion to battle Zika, less than what Mr. Obama requested, but, mercifully, not by much. The funds are part of a larger, short-term funding bill to keep the government operating until Dec. 9.

9/29/2016

A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken during Thursday morning's rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, some seriously, local officials said.

9/26/2016

The soon-to-be-released thriller “Deepwater Horizon,” which opens in theaters 30 September, promises moviegoers a chilling reenactment of one of history’s worst oil rig disasters. One scholar of societal collapse will enter the theater with a big-picture view of the perfect storm of factors that led to the explosion and oil spill that killed eleven people and sent more than 200 million gallons of crude oil spewing toward the nation’s southern coastline for eighty-seven days.

9/26/2016

A gunman who died in a shootout with officers in Houston Monday morning was a lawyer who lived in the neighborhood and left a car full of weapons near the scene, the city's police chief said.

9/26/2016

Evacuations and curfews have been enacted in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin as flood threats from swollen rivers and creeks continue to cause panic.

9/23/2016

Winter 2016-17 may be colder in the East, but leftover warmth from the recent El Niño may dominate elsewhere in the U.S., according to an outlook released Friday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business.

9/21/2016

Whether distracted by the latest cell phone game, driving while intoxicated, driving carelessly, or in low-visibility scenarios, the trend of first responder roadside strikes unfortunately looks likely to continue. DHS S&T has chosen Applied Research Associates, Inc. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to develop technology that aims to reduce dangerous vehicle strikes on first responders. The project will integrate several existing technologies into a system that can be easily deployed.

9/19/2016

The FBI has identified the suspect behind Saturday Manhattan blast – and the explosive device which was found before it exploded in another Manhattan location – as Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28 — a naturalized American living in New Jersey. He is originally from Afghanistan.

9/19/2016

Tropical Storm Karl is still battling wind shear and dry air, but is then expected to find a more favorable environment to intensify into a hurricane later this week.

9/19/2016

This document has been developed to assist with planning and response efforts related to shelter operations in a radiation emergency. The following chapters provide information and guidance about screening for radioactive contamination, decontamination, radiation monitoring, registration, health surveillance, and communications.

9/18/2016
A suspect in a series of stabbing attacks at a St. Cloud shopping mall Saturday night was killed inside the mall by an off-duty officer, according to St. Cloud police.
9/17/2016
An improvised device exploded in a garbage receptacle near the course of a charity race that was about to begin in a small town on the Jersey Shore on Saturday, law enforcement officials said.
9/15/2016

An “automatic assumption” to link terrorist acts with mental illness unfairly stigmatizes the millions of people with mental health problems and impedes prevention efforts, psychiatry experts warn. They explain that terrorist groups and networks seem to avoid recruiting people with mental health problems, “probably because they share some of the same stigmatized views as the rest of society and see people with mental health conditions as unreliable, difficult to train, and a security threat.”

9/14/2016

As the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approach, the United States has spent or taken on obligations to spend more than $3.6 trillion in current dollars on the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria and on the Department of Homeland Security.

9/14/2016

Tropical Storm Julia is crawling northeastward along coast near the Georgia/South Carolina border. The main concern from Julia will be heavy rain along the immediate Southeast coast through late week, which could result in flooding.

9/14/2016

A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said.

9/13/2016

Taiwan and mainland China are bracing for the approach of Super Typhoon Meranti, which is forecast to bring torrential rains and damaging winds on Wednesday.

9/11/2016
Smoke from the 200-acre Snake Fire burning on the Medicine Bow National Forest in the southern Sierra Madre Range spread across southeastern Wyoming over the weekend, making for particularly hazy skies in the Laramie Valley.
9/11/2016
Livingston Parish students will regain a sense of routine Monday, returning to classes for the first time since nearly a month ago when floodwaters ravaged a third of the district’s campuses and displaced thousands of families. But with six of the hardest-hit schools still closed for untold repairs, the district’s long-term plan for recovery remains unclear.
9/09/2016

A previously undisclosed report chronicles in vivid detail of the December 2 terrorist attack in San Bernadino, Calif. that killed 14 people and wounded 24 others.

9/09/2016

The new course, Barrier Precautions and Controls for Highly Infectious Diseases (HID), was developed to provide a robust training experience to healthcare professionals, surpassing the complexity of the CDP’s Personal Protective Measures for Biological Events (PPMB) course that was developed in the wake of the introduction and subsequent spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S. in 2014.

9/08/2016

Qualitative research project leads to four recommendations for healthier first responders in EMS, police and fire departments.

9/08/2016

The second day of school began Wednesday morning with shots fired at a Detroit principal's car as he was pulling into school.

9/08/2016

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule to establish consistent emergency preparedness requirements for health care providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid, increase patient safety during emergencies, and establish a more coordinated response to natural and man-made disasters.

9/06/2016

Hermine's stiff winds and dangerous rip currents threatened eastern Massachusetts Monday, while cruise ship passengers were reeling from a wild ride in rough seas.

9/06/2016

The top Republican and Democratic Senate leaders returned from their seven-week summer recess Tuesday and picked up where they left off in July -- harshly blaming the other's party for inaction on critical bills to battle Zika and fund the government.

9/04/2016

Within every continuity plan is an area specific for teams. Each plan needs to have at least five teams: executive leader’s team, planning team, support team, relocation team, and reconstitution team. The sixth one I highly recommend is devolution team.

9/01/2016
Americans have been tested by trial and tragedy since our earliest days -- but year after year, no matter the hardship, we pull through and forge ahead....During National Preparedness Month, we emphasize the importance of readying ourselves and our communities to be resilient in the face of any emergency we may encounter.
8/30/2016

Zika is one of the world's most hot-button issues right now, and it may actually affect your travel plans. Cases of the virus have already been confirmed in South Florida, and a large portion of South and Latin America continue to battle with it.

8/30/2016

A massive fire Monday morning gutted a century-old Overbrook church that has been both a place of worship and a community center.

8/29/2016

Operations returned to normal Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of a shooting sent panicked travelers sprinting through terminals and onto the tarmac, authorities said.

8/29/2016

An animal rescue non-profit is stepping in to help pets who have been misplaced by the devastating floods in Louisiana.

8/26/2016

Paramedics must be trained to respond in dangerous environments, and they should be given the tools they need to stay safe. With the uptick in mass shootings across the country, we can’t afford to keep them on the sidelines.

8/26/2016

Paramedics must be trained to respond in dangerous environments, and they should be given the tools they need to stay safe. With the uptick in mass shootings across the country, we can’t afford to keep them on the sidelines.

8/25/2016

What would you classify as basic human needs? Food, water and shelter. At least, that’s what Maslow tells us. But what if we were to change the context? Would these three still be the basic needs? Or will something else take their precedence?

8/25/2016

A strong aftershock jolted the Italian town of Amatrice Thursday, making an already arduous rescue operation even more difficult, as the clock ticks down to find survivors of the earthquake that authorities say has left at least 250 people dead.

8/25/2016

Orlando Regional Medical Center, where a majority of the Pulse survivors were treated, and Florida Hospital announced Wednesday that they would waive any of the out-of-pocket costs for the victims’ medical bills.

8/24/2016

The White House has placed the Justice Department squarely in charge of responding to cyberthreats against the United States, under a presidential directive issued Tuesday.

8/24/2016
At least 159 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, civil protection officials say.
8/24/2016

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person.

8/21/2016
A fire that burned through 58 square miles and destroyed 103 residences in southern California last week is now 83 percent contained, even as six other wildfires continue burning around the state. The NewsHour Weekend's Mori Rothman reports the toll that the constant alarms are taking a toll on firefighters.
8/20/2016

The catastrophic flood devastating Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, the Red Cross said.

8/19/2016
Local transmission of the Zika virus has occurred in Miami Beach, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Friday. It is the second area in Miami-Dade County to report a local outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which can cause birth defects.
8/15/2016

Across southern Louisiana Sunday, residents scrambled to get to safety as rivers and creeks burst their banks, swollen from days of heavy rain that in some areas came close to two feet over a 48-hour period.

8/15/2016

Eyeing fast-growing urban and suburban markets where demand for health care services is outstripping supply, some health care systems are opening tiny, full-service hospitals with comprehensive emergency services but often fewer than a dozen inpatient beds.

8/15/2016

The federal government declared a major disaster in Louisiana Sunday after torrential rain inundated the state killing at least seven people, flooding thousands of homes and prompting thousands of water rescues.

8/15/2016

Police have given the all-clear at John F. Kennedy International Airport after reports of shots fired Sunday night inside Terminal 8, a New York law enforcement official told CNN.

8/14/2016

A small chemical leak caused a portion of Hogle Zoo to close Sunday morning, and a Hazardous materials team neutralized the product later Sunday afternoon.

8/12/2016

I've argued that such lone wolf" attacks are deadly but often fail in the long-term. Part of the reason is that historically many are poorly prepared and incompetent, bungling the attack or at least not killing as many as a more skilled and trained individual might.

8/12/2016

As the boomer generation ages, there is growing concern there won’t be enough doctors to meet their developing medical needs. As more and more people qualify for and transition to Medicare coverage and national insurance, the physician shortage could get worse and worse.

8/04/2016
The 2012 Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities: National Guidance for Healthcare System Preparedness (HPP Capabilities), is slated to be updated and rebranded as the Health Care Preparedness and Response Capabilities (HPCR Capabilities) in 2017.
8/04/2016

Our culture of fear has changed the role of architecture in the United States. In just 2016 alone, the country has seen 221 mass shootings, and we struggle to keep up with the stream of international terrorism attacks by groups like ISIS and Boko Haram. If you listen to the news for too long, every building we enter seems compromised, from malls and movie theaters to schools. So while legislators falter over gun control laws, architects and building designers are working to rethink the concept of a safe space.

8/02/2016

Here's a selection of the Best TED Talks for Emergency Managers, highlighting new technologies to aid in response.

7/29/2016

Four individuals in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus by local mosquitoes, Florida health officials said Friday.

7/28/2016

An Oregon community college security officer has been arrested and charged with murder after police say he ran over a woman on campus then fled the area.

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