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VA announces final community care regulations under MISSION Act

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Texas city offers HS students basic EMT, firefighter certification options

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ST. CLOUD FIRE RESCUE FIREFIGHTERS OUTFITTED WITH BALLISTIC VESTS

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November 2017 Blog Posts (126)


USFRA Staff
Support First Responders on #GivingTuesday (and year-round)

#GivingTuesday is an international movement that kicks off the charitable and holiday season and end-of-year giving.

It started off in 2012 as a response to commercialization and consumerism in the post-Thanksgiving season…

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Added by Janet Liebsch on November 28, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"donor fatigue"

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171128/how-local-charities-are-affected-when-major-disasters-strike

Note:  "...significant media coverage trigger an outpouring of financial support".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

"admitted 1 patient every 11 seconds"

http://saugus.wickedlocal.com/news/20171127/remembering-cocoanut-grove-fire

"fatality rate of 50 percent......Boston's Titanic".

Note:  "unenforced" ; "ignored".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

"whatever crazy changes..."

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/27/resiliency-fair-at-berkeley-school-using-north-bay-fires-as-theme/

Only in Berkeley do we find this specifically named bug out bag.  

Only in Berkeley do they allow for only 2 languages at the fair and evacuation training ?  Discriminatory !

Cured tobacco leaves swapping for…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

"drones in disaster"; in US also !

http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004047107

Note:  "reducing the risk of a secondary disaster".  The aforesaid quote is one of my signature lines.  I ALWAYS place emphasis on secondary disasters popping up.  

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

"Emergency Support Function 10 Florida"

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/11/u-s-coast-guard-crews-continue-to-mitigate-pollution-threats-from-vessels-displaced-by-hurricane-irma/

ESF 10 usually known as the oil and HAZMAT category.

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley, Virginia

Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

"risk management not risk elimination"

https://www.campussafetymagazine.com/emergency/alan-walters-emergency-response-georgetown-county/

The solution is represented by Alan Walters.

Note:  "a culture of safety".

Important:  "You can't bury your security director way down the table for negotiations".

"access control project" is much of security.…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 28, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

"Fire safety advice from the pros"

http://www.mcknightsseniorliving.com/editors-columns/fire-safety-advice-from-the-pros/article/709492/

Title in re senior citizen homes; not eg boating on the Great Lakes.

Note:  "an 'all hazards' approach to emergency preparedness".

And:  "help you see your facility from a different point of view".

And:…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

"fast response vehicle"

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/communities/north-county/sd-no-encinitas-firestation-20171117-story.html

The Fire Service folks are doing much thinking for all of us !  Appreciated reading "with both medical supplies and some water - carrying capacity" (although recommend bigger than a F350 Ford).

My stated view requires…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Bake sales for radios and road construction?"

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/11/24/smokies-need-help-replace-aged-out-emergency-response-radios/888342001/

I take due note, with sadness, of "paying for equipment ... a fundraising campaign..."

Patronize Sunny Point Cafe !  Anyone still in shape for the square dance ... dosie doe your…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Going to the hearing !

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/calls-to-nrc-may-have-to-go-to-fema/article_a3f1f3bd-4438-5f29-82fb-c1683a93f408.html

The article's clear enough.

I am impressed with:  "request a hearing, which would include local first responders as well".

~ Bob

Hurricane Alley,…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Max prep at min cost !

http://www.theday.com/local-news/20171126/norwich-revamping-its-emergency-management-department

The article's really about dedicated, skilled and experience people governed by other than self-serving agendas.

A fortune is saved concurrent with rehabilitation of a required organization (now: CERT). The Chief's allocation for computers is a…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Airport Emergency Exercise

http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/new-providence-bahamas/Airport_To_Test_Emergency_Response_In_Full-Scale_Aircraft_Crash_Drill_on_November_2956343.shtml

The key: "...and orchestrate a coordinated response".

I like this exercise because it will involve hours of limited…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Civil Mil Emergency Preparedness Program

https://www.army.mil/article/197356/maine_partnership_promotes_learning_with_montenegro

Appreciated reading:  "we may identify shortcomings we have ourselves ...... ...... and refine them".

Note:  "...emphasis on civilian leadership for disaster management".

Added by Robert Warren on November 27, 2017 at 3:00am — No Comments

Loews Hotels part of solution

http://www.wesh.com/article/375000-meals-assembled-for-puerto-rico-central-florida-and-houston-at-universal-hotels/13927400

The organization "Feeding Children Everywhere" packed meals at the named Loews hotels for Puerto Rico, Houston and central Florida.

The Loews hotels are part of the…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 26, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

UN and their emergency relief efforts

https://financialtribune.com/articles/national/76814/un-ready-to-support-quake-relief-efforts

Article is about the UN emergency relief efforts in Iran.  Also discussed the related nearby area disasters.

The UN Population Fund and its emergency response for Iraqi women and girls in need mentioned in article.

Often enough,…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 26, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

San Antonio, Texas prepares

https://www.wateronline.com/doc/after-barely-escaping-harvey-san-antonio-preps-for-future-hurricanes-0001

"If only" - famous term - we can get those San Anton planners working nationwide.  They are real planners.

I am impressed: "first steps were to update its very outdated watershed maps..."

Am also impressed…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 25, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

"the 911 for hunger"

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7666100-181/a-busy-day-inside-the?artslide=0

A good phrase: "It's just the people, they're in emergency response mode..."

Re:  "as families drive through the pick-up line";  For our entry-level newcomers, this is known in the response community as a "P.O.D." ; a Point of Distribution.  FEMA has some good classes on this…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 25, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

Doing it right

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Harris-County-works-to-build-up-volunteer-rescue-12382365.php

To start with:  "a database of resident...who own boats".

Re:  "we have to get all that coordinated," = Emergency Support Function 5: Emergency Management.

Re:…

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Added by Robert Warren on November 25, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

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