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2014-09-08 12:29:30

"Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)" teaches civilians life-saving techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. CLINTON, Miss., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) announced a new education course that teaches civilians the same life-saving bleeding control techniques learned in Iraq and Afghanistan, and shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. "Bleeding Control for the Injured," aka "B-Con,"...

2014-09-08 08:21:25

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a new alliance between ADEPT Driver and Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy, students of the Los Angeles-based academy will now benefit from the scientifically proven teenSMART crash reduction program. The teenSMART program was created by ADEPT Driver, a California company that uses scientific methods to develop crash reduction programs that are proven to be effective. The Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy now includes teenSMART's curriculum...

2014-09-07 16:20:05

New packages to include "Look Before You Lock" window cling to assist in preventing heat stroke incidents LAS VEGAS, Sept. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorel Juvenile, a segment of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), and the world's largest juvenile products manufacturer, and the maker of Safety 1(st) brand products, today celebrates the anniversary of the iconic Baby on Board sign, the little yellow sign that 30 years ago sparked a child safety movement. The easily recognizable...

2014-09-06 23:02:08

C8 Lawsuit Claims Are Being Selected For Consideration As Cases For Bellwether Trials. Plaintiffs In The C8 Complaints Allege They Developed Illnesses Such As Kidney Cancer and Thyroid Disease After Being Exposed To C8 Contaminated Water. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 Attorneys representing clients along the Ohio River in the vicinity of the DuPont Washington Works Plant in Parkersburg W. Virginia in C8 lawsuits that allege their clients contracted illnesses including kidney...

2014-09-05 23:06:16

At this week's Conference on Early Earthquake Warnings, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee discussed implementing Regroup’s pioneering Earthquake Mass Notification System. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 At the 3rd International Conference on Early Earthquake Warning held this week at UC Berkeley, SF Mayor Ed Lee discussed Regroup's world-changing technology: the first Early Earthquake Warning Mass Notification System in the United States. This system was developed...

2014-09-05 23:05:58

Both Can Still Be Rescued but Requires Research, Education and Strong Action, Reports Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 As the worst and longest drought in California history deepens, residents may wonder, is California destined to become another Somalia or Kenya? Both East African nations have experienced drought that has destroyed much of the economic base and killed thousands of people through dehydration and famine. According to...

2014-09-05 16:23:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York residents and businesses affected by severe storms and flooding on August 12-13, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO Administrator Contreras-Sweet made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on August 29, requesting a disaster...

2014-09-05 16:22:09

Events in all Five Boroughs Encourage New Yorkers to 'Be Disaster Aware, Make a Plan to Prepare' NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty five percent of New Yorkers do not feel prepared for an emergency, such as a natural disaster, fire, power outage or act of terrorism according to a 2013 survey conducted by the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM). September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and a new public service advertising (PSA) campaign is launching today to...

2014-09-05 12:24:26

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Benton, Vermillion and Warren counties in Indiana as a result of hail on May 21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO "These counties...

2014-09-05 12:24:24

ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes in Illinois as a result of hail on May 21, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110909/DC65875LOGO The disaster declaration includes the following counties in...


Latest Disaster Accident Reference Libraries

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

Chaitén
2014-08-28 10:38:21

Chaitén is a volcanic caldera that is located in southern Chile that reaches an elevation of 3,681 feet. It is thought that this volcano once held a rhyolite obsidian lava dome that reached 3,156 in height, but this was destroyed after its most recent eruption in 2008. In the past, this volcano has released grey obsidian, which was used by pre-Columbian cultures to make many objects, some of which have been found 250 miles away from the volcano. Chaitén experienced the beginning of a new...

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