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2012-08-23 01:11:18

Researchers at the University of Cantabria have used computer models to analyze the best way to evacuate the Spanish High Speed Train, AVE, in the case of fire. The involvement of the crew in organizing the fast transfer of passengers, completing the process before the train comes to a halt and collective collaboration to assist those with reduced mobility are just some of the strategies to be followed. "In the event of fire on an AVE, two stages should be defined: the first is...

2012-08-14 23:00:12

A large scale interior operations exercise was performed by Berne and Westerlo Fire Districts, with LINSTAR, Inc., an Elliott Mobile Solutions Certified Solutions Provider, as part of a joint venture to test, train and refresh participating departments´ skills and to evaluate the District´s new Emergency Event Manager Solution (EEMS) in a live environment. The EEMS system is designed to provide first responder identification and electronic tracking to improve first responder safety...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.