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2013-10-15 12:26:46

Emergency Departments across Michigan are better prepared to handle a disaster today than they were seven years ago, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. The study found that 84 percent of emergency departments said they are more prepared to handle a terrorist attack or natural disaster than they were in 2005. They've also enhanced their preparedness efforts by adding decontamination rooms, stockpiling antidotes for nerve gas and cyanide, and storing more respiratory protection...

2013-10-15 08:35:59

National Study Finds Concerted Effort to Meet Diverse Public Communication Needs, Address Complacency with Broader Approaches UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As mobile technologies and social media channels continue to penetrate Americans' communications behaviors, emergency managers are working diligently to ensure emergency communications keep pace. This is one of the findings from the 2013 Federal Signal Public Safety Survey, which examines some of the greatest...

2013-10-10 23:28:50

Brian Beckcom and his law firm represent approximately half the crew of the Maersk Alabama crewmembers, who claim the Somali pirate hijacking should have been prevented. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 On October 11, Captain Phillips will open in movie theatres across America. The film tells the story of a brave sea captain, portrayed by Tom Hanks, who protected his crew against dangerous Somali pirates. The movie is based on a true story, but allegedly gets the facts wrong....

2013-10-09 23:04:05

e-ternity’s Black Belt Business Continuity Maturity model grades a company’s disaster preparedness level compared to other similar organizations. Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 e-ternity Business Continuity Consultants, a leading consulting services organization that provides monthly cloud-based services that guarantee business continuance to customers internationally, today announced the release of the industry’s first business continuity grading system. For the first...

2013-10-08 08:21:59

GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Plastics Corp., manufacturers of the RescUshelter®, is pleased to announce that they have been approved to provide temporary emergency housing shelters to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be deployed in disaster and emergency situations. The firm's flagship product, the RescUshelter®, is an easily deployed temporary dwelling designed to comfortably shelter two people for up to six months in a wide range of...

2013-10-07 23:26:50

Anyone can immediately direct donations towards specific families and individuals living on the edge of homelessness through a new online community that connects donors, nonprofits, and local businesses to help those most in danger of being homeless. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 New crowdfunding website Survive the Streets (http://www.survivethestreets.org) launches to help the nearly homeless in the U.S., where the need is immediate and the payoff results in moving people towards...

2013-10-07 12:26:57

Remarks Focus on Advancing Resilience through Policy Leadership, Social Value and Open Source Information TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson delivered remarks at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters Friday in New York as part of a panel entitled "Resilient Design - To Build or Not to Build?". Her address offered an in-depth look at fostering a 'culture of prevention' through policy...

2013-10-07 12:20:20

Capt. Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009 and whose story is the subject of a new film starring Tom Hanks, will be joined by Capt. Steven Werse, Secretary-Treasurer of the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots National Press Club Newsmaker Event, Thurs., Oct. 10, 4 p.m., Murrow Room WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Captain Richard Phillips, who survived a harrowing ordeal at sea in 2009 when his ship the Maersk...

2013-10-03 12:23:49

October 1(st) Marks Start of "Danger Season" NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Pajama Program launched the One Million Good Nights nationwide initiative to collect one million new pajamas, one million new books, and the resources needed to get them in the hands of children and adolescents in need here in the U.S. The campaign begins today, October 1(st), when temperatures begin to drop and "Danger Season" starts for these children. The campaign continues until...

2013-09-29 23:03:16

Dramatic increase in events warrants concern. (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 From September 11th to the flooding in Colorado, the events of the last dozen years have made it clear that family preparedness for any disaster is of vast importance. While no one wants to think about the possibility of a disaster striking at home, knowing what to do during crucial early hours and having the right tools available can greatly improve your odds of weathering the storm, whether natural or manmade....