Philippines Hailed as Model in Disaster Response

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FEMA Avoids Shutdown

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Faced with the imminent possibility of running out of money this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency scoured every financial nook and cranny to come up with enough money to keep its disaster relief fund in the black for a few more days. Congress has been fighting over possible fixes.

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Top 10 Deadliest Natural Disasters

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U.S. Army and Air Force to Participate in Austere Environment Training

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The 30th MEDCOM will provide real-world and notional support during the training. They are preparing for an austere environment, non-specific injuries, and to work with their peers from Germany and Great Britain. It’s a new concept. The exercise tests the 173rd ABCT’s ability to conduct operations against a modern, capable hybrid threat, an unknown enemy in an under-developed environment.

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Solider Should Have Been Given Expired Rabies Shot

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A Livermore soldier who may have been only partially treated for rabies in Afghanistan and died eight months later from the rare disease might have lived if he had been given a full course of vaccines, even after their expiration dates, a leading rabies doctor said Friday.

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National Disaster Response Force Have Not Reached Sikkim

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400 personnel and a team of doctors from the National Disaster Response Force have not been able to reach Sikkim which was affected by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on September 18th.

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Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 2 – Summer 2011 is now available online.

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Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 2 – Summer 2011 is now available online.

Orthopaedics in Motion is a quarterly newsletter containing sections on disaster preparedness and trauma care. The newsletter also includes overviews of the latest aspects of clinic care, continuing education, research and innovation pertinent to the practicing orthopaedic surgeon.

For Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 1 – Spring 2011 please visit The Disaster Preparedness Toolbox and click the Newsletter link.

Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 1 – Spring 2011

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Orthopaedics in Motion – Volume 1 – Spring 2011 is now available online.

Orthopaedics in Motion is a quarterly newsletter containing sections on disaster preparedness and trauma care. The newsletter also includes overviews of the latest aspects of clinic care, continuing education, research and innovation pertinent to the practicing orthopaedic surgeon.

For more information on Orthopaedics in Motion please visit The Disaster Preparedness Toolbox on Wheeless Online.