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Health Officials: Opioids ‘a Modern Plague’

December 5th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jeff Fox, The Examiner, Independence, MO (TNS) – Two Missourians a day die from an opioid overdose, and two babies a day are born addicted to narcotics, state officials say. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri read more

Reducing The Risk of Sexual Violence in Schools Through a Focus on Space Management

December 5th, 2017 by Guest Communications

    Written by: Michael Dorn, Safe Havens International   One important concept for the prevention of sexual misconduct between students and for the prevention of sexual assaults in schools is known as space management. Reducing the amount of unlocked read more

Mere Seconds Saved Lives During Shooting at California School

December 5th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Sonali Kohli, Los Angeles Times, November 21, 2017 (TNS) — It was one of the worst-case scenarios for a school shooting: a yard full of children playing with a rampaging gunman just minutes away. At Rancho Tehama read more

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported

November 6th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  The federal government is launching a massive fire extinguisher recall. It covers nearly 40 million Kidde extinguishers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 37.8 million fire extinguishers might not work during an emergency. Complete information from the Consumer Product read more

CERT Should Be Mandatory

November 6th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Larissa Paschyn Too often, businesses and organizations rely on the hope that first responders will be able to reach them in time during a major disaster. However, the bigger the disaster, the more strain on limited resources, read more

County Emergency Management and Law Enforcement Already Benefiting from UAV

November 6th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jim McKay In September, two armed lawbreakers were on the loose in Madison County, Ind. Law enforcement began the search on the ground but also deployed a new tool, the UAV that was recently activated and equipped read more

Health-Care Industry Increasingly Faces Cybersecurity Breaches

November 6th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Margaret Steen The scenarios are chilling: A busy hospital suddenly cannot use any of its electronic medical records or other computerized systems. The victim of a ransomware attack, the hospital will not regain access without paying those read more

Nursing Home Disaster Plans Often Faulted As ‘Paper Tigers’

September 27th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jordan Rau – Kaiser Health News Nursing home inspectors issued 2,300 violations of emergency-planning rules during the past four years. But they labeled only 20 so serious as to place residents in danger, the records show. In read more

Bugging out: Mosquito Control Working Hard After Storm

September 27th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Taylor Cooper (TNS) – While Hurricane Irma may have brought down fewer trees than Matthew a year ago, it made up for it in flooding, according to some Glynn County and utility officials. And where there is read more

Lori Peek of the Natural Hazards Center Discusses Effects of Disasters on People

September 27th, 2017 by Guest Communications

  Written by: Jim McKay Lori Peek started in January as director of the Natural Hazards Center, Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Peek has been at the fore of researching how disasters affect populations, read more


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