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  • After some staff fired, Lee Health reconsiders employee evacuation plan 21 Sep 2017 22:55 nbc-2.com LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee Health announced it's reviewing its decision-making and employee evacuation policies surrounding Hurricane Irma on Thursday. Several employees notified NBC 2 that they were fired by Southwest Florida's largest healthcare …
  • UK task force relieved but not complacent as Hurricane Maria skirts islands 21 Sep 2017 22:45 This Is Lancashire A UK task force chief says it is a “huge relief” the worst of Hurricane Maria swerved British overseas territories, but it is too early to be “counting our chickens”. Claiming the lives of at least 19 people so far, with many others missing, Maria has …
  • How to help Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria 21 Sep 2017 21:33 WPIX SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is facing the unprecedented task of rebuilding after Hurricane Maria. A search-and-rescue crew member looks at flooded area from a truck as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico in Fajardo, on Sept. 20, 2017. (RICARDO …
  • In B.C., a new approach helps intensive-care babies stay with mom from the start 21 Sep 2017 21:01 Globe and Mail When Hilary Mason gave birth to her son at 32 weeks, she recovered in a bed at BC Women's Hospital in Vancouver while her preemie was whisked to an incubator in a different ward. Nurses reassured her that her son was alive, but "I was absolutely …
  • 1 dead, 3 rescued from boat off Puerto Rico 21 Sep 2017 21:00 Seatlle Post-Intelligencer Updated 12:32 pm, Thursday, September 21, 2017 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard says a woman and two children were rescued from a boat that went missing off Puerto Rico during …
  • Sonoma County studies disaster response, rolls out new tools for public 21 Sep 2017 20:50 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Disaster Preparedness Tips Major natural disaster threats on the North Coast include earthquakes, floods, wildfires and landslides. All of which allow for less immediate advance planning than hurricanes, which is what makes it so important that residents …
  • Are you prepared for a natural disaster? 21 Sep 2017 20:50 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Major natural disaster threats on the North Coast include earthquakes, floods, wildfires and landslides. All of which allow for less immediate advance planning than hurricanes, which is what makes it so important that residents take preparedness seriously …
  • Family's dramatic escape after suspected arson attack on home 21 Sep 2017 20:37 The Journal A couple and their three-year-old daughter were be rescued from their home after it was targeted in a suspected arson attack. Flames engulfed the front door of the flat on Bamburgh Close, in Oxclose, Washington, after an accelerant was pushed through the …
  • Free CERT training in Pacific County 21 Sep 2017 20:21 KXRO Free CERT training is coming to Pacific County in October.  The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency will be offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Raymond and they are looking for residents interested in the course. Training …
  • Leadership’s Role in Returning Employees to Work After a Disaster 21 Sep 2017 20:04 ClaimsJournal.com Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …
  • 6 things to do now to prepare for a natural disaster 21 Sep 2017 20:00 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Major natural disaster threats on the North Coast include earthquakes, floods, wildfires and landslides. All of which allow for less immediate advance planning than hurricanes, which is what makes it so important that residents take preparedness seriously …
  • Are you ready for the next natural disaster in Sonoma County? 21 Sep 2017 19:59 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Disaster Preparedness Tips Major natural disaster threats on the North Coast include earthquakes, floods, wildfires and landslides. All of which allow for less immediate advance planning than hurricanes, which is what makes it so important that residents …
  • An early winter storm dampens the West’s wildfires 21 Sep 2017 19:11 The Washington Post By John Hopewell By John Hopewell September 21 at 2:43 PM An early winter storm has served as a wet blanket for forest fires that have been burning out of control in the West for most of the summer. Up to two feet of Mother Nature’s fire retardant has …
  • EFRT introduces naloxone to their kit Naloxone is a life saving drug that can counteract the effect of an opioid overdose 21 Sep 2017 18:35 Silhouette Cassidy Bereskin • Sep 21, 2017 • 0 comments • Campus, FEATURES, Health and Science, News Opioid abuse has become a more pressing problem in Hamilton than anywhere else in Ontario. In Aug. 2017 alone, 26 overdose calls were made to 911. Despite these …
  • Employer Leadership in Disaster Recovery and the Power of Return-to-Work 21 Sep 2017 18:20 Insurancejournal.com Businesses and their leaders have a unique role to play in helping communities and individuals recover from the devastation of a storm like Hurricane Harvey, and they should not underestimate the power of getting employees back to work and re-establishing …
  • Safe Oot – Safe In will keep young cyclists in the saddle 21 Sep 2017 17:40 Berwickshire News Adventurous young cyclists are being invited to interactive workshops to help them stay safe and be prepared for any bumps in the road. Safe Oot – Safe In sessions are being hosted by Scottish Cycling in conjunction with Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team …
  • Why Global Health Security Is Essential to U.S. National Security 21 Sep 2017 17:17 PharmiWeb.com Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Posted on: 21 Sep 17 PR Newswire ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2017 ATLANTA, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- How does CDC fulfill its mission to keep America safe from health threats? The first-ever …
  • United States Stands with Mexico in the Aftermath of Recent Earthquakes 21 Sep 2017 17:12 Relief Web By DipNote Bloggers on September 21, 2017 On September 19, 2017 a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, the State of Puebla and surrounding areas causing widespread destruction, injuries, and loss of life. As of September 21, there are at least 40 …
  • Texans Helping Texans: Independent MGAs Join Forces for Targeted Harvey Relief 21 Sep 2017 16:48 Insurancejournal.com A group of independently owned Texas managing general agents (MGAs) have come together to provide targeted, direct, local relief to communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. Texas MGAs for Disaster Relief is working with local officials and emergency …
  • Salvation Army Continues Work In Caribbean 21 Sep 2017 16:36 Bernews Hurricane Maria is passing through a swathe of Caribbean islands, many of which had already been severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, with the Salvation Army continuing its work in the region to assist with recovery. A spokesperson said, “The storm, with …
  • Peninsula residents continue support as third major hurricane makes landfall 21 Sep 2017 16:27 Daily Press Virginia Peninsula-area first responders, businesses and others continue to assist with relief efforts after three major tropical storms have devastated the Caribbean and parts of the U.S. South. The Virginia Beach-based Virginia Task Force II Urban …
  • Guinea: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Emergency Appeal n° MDRGN007 Final Report 21 Sep 2017 15:49 Relief Web A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date March 2014: Ebola outbreak in Gueckedou and a FACT team is deployed in the country March and April 2014: CHF 250,000 DREF allocated April 2014: …
  • Army National Guard ready for relief efforts after Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico 21 Sep 2017 15:42 US Army (official) ARLINGTON, Va. -- National Guard troops and members of federal agencies throughout the Caribbean region are ready to respond after Hurricane Maria made landfall yesterday in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, with winds of 150 mph, weather officials said. …
  • Saint Michael's Students Embrace Grown-Up Fire and Rescue Roles 21 Sep 2017 15:25 Seven Days Saint Michael's College junior Jamie Schwab drives flashy red wheels around campus that attract plenty of attention. Especially when he turns on the siren. The 21-year-old business major from Cleveland, Ohio, is a volunteer first lieutenant with St. …
  • Trained in CA, These Search Dogs Teams Are Ready for Duty 21 Sep 2017 13:48 NBC Los Angeles When disaster strikes, these dedicated hard-working dogs and their handlers are ready to go where they're needed. The dogs are trained by the Santa Paula, California-based National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, which recruits rescued dogs, provides …
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