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May 11, 2013 04:00 pm |

COPE Preparedness Conducting a Workshop on 5/15/13

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If a disaster occurred today would you be prepared? Would  your family be OK if you could not reach or communicate with them for hours or days?

Disasters will happen, we are all vulnerable but we can take easy basic steps that could mean survival. This FREE workshop will give you  information and   resources ...

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May 11, 2013 02:36 pm |

Preparing Local Hospitals for Disasters

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By Christopher Riccardi:  Emergency Preparedness, Safety & Security, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro

Mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery…these are actions that Emergency Preparedness personnel take to heart. These are more than idle words. These are the driving mantra in any successful emergency management program. Hospitals, EMS agencies, cities and communities ...

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May 08, 2013 09:44 am |

Why Boston’s Hospitals Were Ready

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The bombs at the Boston Marathon were designed to maim and kill, and they did. Three people died within the first moments of the blast. More than a hundred and seventy people were injured. They had their limbs blown off, vital arteries severed, bones fractured, flesh torn open by shrapnel or scorched by the ...

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May 05, 2013 04:37 pm |

Learn About Emergency Preparedness

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The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, wants to help locals find out what happens in the event of an emergency.

The LAFD is sponsor a workshop to help area residents learn about what happens during an emergency as well as the role the National Guard plays when it comes ...

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May 05, 2013 04:32 pm |

Emergency Preparedness in American Cities Since 9/11

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The police response to Monday’s bomb attacks in Boston was a sign that cities across the US are far better prepared for random attacks than they once were.

Anecdotally, at least, the police and emergency response in Boston Monday was efficient and effective, says Bruce Hoffman, an expert in terrorism studies at Georgetown University.

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May 05, 2013 04:27 pm |

Most Schools Are Ill-Prepared for an Active Shooter Scenario

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By: Jim McKay on April 08, 2013

It will take an all-hazards tactic, additional campus safety personnel and a new approach to building design for schools to become more hardened against the threat of an active shooter on campus.

But before all of that happens, we will undoubtedly see more events like the one ...

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May 05, 2013 04:21 pm |

Attack at the Boston Marathon and the Value of Emergency Planning

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By: Anthony Mangeri, American Military University on April 16, 2013

Just more than four hours into the Boston Marathon there were two explosions within a few blocks of the finish line. Federal officials believe both devices were small and at least one device was placed in a trash container. The explosions killed three and ...

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May 05, 2013 04:04 pm |

21 Complete Emergency Preparedness Training

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The new members learned about preparing for emergencies at home, schools, work and in the neighborhood and community, according to George Butts, MBCERTA president.

They engaged in team-building activities, learned about disaster psychology, fire suppression, search and rescue, disaster medical operations, triage and homeland security and terrorism awareness. They also participated in hands-on exercises, ...

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