Meet "Disaster" and "Preparedness": Part 1

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Meet "Disaster" and "Preparedness": Part 1

Video Jul 23, 2012

"Disaster" and "Preparedness" are two characters designed to help the public understand the need to take personal responsibility to prepare for potential emergencies. For more, see http://www.preparemetrokc.org/.

As one of the top ten most active emergency departments in the nation, Reading Hospital staff felt it was time to prepare for an active shooter event.
Over 100 EMS, fire and police personnel participated in a large-scale active shooter training event at Pechanga Resort & Casino.
Ballistic vests, eye protection and helmets would be purchased using money from a Homeland Security grant and inheritance money from a late citizen.
First responders and hospital staff from Frederick Memorial Hospital prepared for an infectious patient scenario.
Lubbock Fire Rescue purchased five vests for each fire engine and fire truck to be keep its employees prepared for the worst case scenario.
The 50-member Sonoma County Search and Rescue Team received four times the amount of applications after the team deployed for operations during the Santa Rosa wildfires.
Massachusetts's drug laws have not yet added carfentanil, one of the newest synthetic opioids on the market, to its list of illegal drugs, preventing law enforcement from charging drug dealers.
The updated standards will help health care organizations more effectively plan for disasters and coordinate with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems.
Hazmat teams, paramedics, and firefighters participated in a chemical leak simulation caused by a vehicle collision with students acting as victims.
Operation Inshore Slam simulated a terrorist attack for a multi-agency training course to prepare for potential terrorism incidents.
Sayfullo Saipov, described by officials as a terrorist, plowed through a crowded bike path in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and wounding 11 others.
The airlines’ technique for preventing distractions can benefit emergency services too.
In the wake of major hurricanes, EMS providers play an important role in response and recovery.
Why it’s a good deployment strategy for high-value systems.
ShelterBox, an international charity organization, operates a team of 200 people specially trained to help citizens survive the aftermath of major disasters.