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Emergency Responders

The Burden of Responsibility

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Lillie Leonardi

We have taken it upon ourselves to carry the encumbrance of all that should have been done. Even though these thoughts of conjecture bare no fact, they have somehow embedded themselves into the already troubled minds and hearts of the responders.

Emerging Technology for Family Emergency Preparedness

Tony Loftis | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Tony Loftis

The Internet and mobile devices transformed how we communicate, and though the potential for abuse exists, they offer opportunities for improving our daily lives, even physical safety.

Son Billed After Father Dies Waiting For Ambulance

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Durand Ford Jr., of Washington, D.C., was grieving. Now he's seething. Ford received a $780.85 bill from District of Columbia Fire & EMS for an amb...

Cops Nab Serial Fake 911 Caller

AP | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A family in New York City is expressing relief after the arrest of a neighbor accused of making more than 150 fake 911 calls using their a...

In Pressed Economy Volunteer Emergency Responders Dwindle

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

David Lavergne grew up in Indian Lake and joined the volunteer ambulance squad when he was 16. Sometimes his mom, who was the dispatcher, would call ...

Simulations Of Plane Crash, Terrorist Attacks To Close Roads Next Week

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A massive emergency response exercise is scheduled for the Chicago area beginning Sunday. The practice events spread over five days will include a si...

World Humanitarian Day: Life 'On the Ground'

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

I've met amazing people, who in the midst of disaster themselves, give the little they have. In Pakistan we met a man who took 30 displaced strangers into his house and looked after them until his own finances ran out.

As Obesity Rises, Our Military Shrinks

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

In what I think may be the most poignant picture of the obesity epidemic, it was reported today that 3 out of 4 military-age Americans are unfit for service.