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2014-02-28 23:00:59

Nationally known former Prologis CEO has joined board of Denver-based disaster relief supply company. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 The Global Food Exchange™ Board of Managers has been privileged with welcoming another distinguished member to their team, Mr. Walter C. Rakowich. Mr. Rakowich is a former CEO of Prologis, the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on global and regional markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. He brings a...

2014-02-25 16:29:15

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians for Civil Defense in cooperation with the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Arizona (MRCSA) has established a first-of-its-kind, automated NukAlert Fallout Measurement Station in Tucson, Arizona. The station is a rooftop radiation detection system with a measurement range from low-level background to 1,000R/hr. It can capture, hold, and measure fallout from a nuclear power plant failure, nuclear detonation, or...

2014-02-21 23:02:19

Faculty at the School of Systems and Enterprises receives research funding from the city of New York. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 A city’s greatest responsibility is its people. And, in an era of constant natural and man-made disasters, the responsibility has grown immensely with cities from all over the world stepping up their disaster planning and recovery initiatives. With a population of over eight million people within a 300 square mile radius, the city of New York is...

2014-02-19 23:25:19

BCG (Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc.) is pleased to provide the Regional Municipality of Halton an enterprise level DisasterLAN Incident Management System software solution. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 BCG (Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc.) is pleased to provide the Regional Municipality of Halton an enterprise level DisasterLAN Incident Management System software solution. Halton Region’s DisasterLAN system is now accessible online to regional emergency preparedness partners,...

2014-02-19 12:28:49

OTTAWA, Feb. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - As part of the Kanishka Project Contribution Program, a multi-year investment in terrorism-focused research funded by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC) is launching a bilingual website for communities to utilize to help them prepare for and mitigate a terrorist attack or mass victimization event in Canada. TerrorVictimResponse.ca encourages communities to develop a comprehensive response plan which...

2014-02-15 23:01:18

Survivor-Outfitter Inc., maker of quality emergency kits and provider of long term food and survival gear, is announcing the release of its newest project: SEREBOX. SEREBOX is a monthly subscription box delivering emergency food and gear to doorsteps around the country. Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 Survivor-Outfitter.com, a leader in customization of emergency packs and other emergency preparedness gear, has launched a new product designed to make preparedness easy to use and...

2014-02-13 23:27:22

When harsh winter weather hits Northeast Ohio, area hospitals oftentimes rely on The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team to respond to resource requests and provide critical weather and sheltering information. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 When harsh winter weather hits Northeast Ohio, area hospitals oftentimes rely on The Center’s Emergency Preparedness team to respond to resource requests and provide critical weather and sheltering information. During the recent harsh...

2014-02-11 23:30:12

The US National Emergency Alert Registry makes it easy for people to sign up for emergency alerts from local public safety agencies. The Valentine Alert program lets loved ones register their valentines to make sure they're protected in dangerous situations. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, The US National Emergency Alert Registry is offering a new way to show Valentines that they are truly loved. Sign them for Valentine Alerts...

2014-02-11 23:27:02

Do you know an individual, organization or community making a positive difference in emergency preparedness and disaster health care response? Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The American Academy of Disaster Medicine (AADM®) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Service Award. The award honors deserving individuals, organizations and communities positively affecting public health care in the disaster life cycle of preparation, planning, response and recovery....

2014-02-11 23:24:26

1st Army Supply has expanded their inventory of emergency preparedness products. More information is available online at http://www.1starmy.com. Lombard, IL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Between the freezing cold weather and the rash of tornados and super storms that have struck in recent months, there has never been a better time to prepare for the unexpected by packing an emergency survival kit. Leading military supply store 1st Army Supply has expanded their selection of emergency...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'