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Issue 9 and Volume 163.

California GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (R) launched the first-in-the-nation Disaster Corps to professionalize, standardize, and coordinate highly trained disaster volunteers statewide. Disaster Corps volunteers will be registered by their local government organization under the Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program and will meet Disaster Corps training, typing, certification, and security screening guidelines. The Disaster Corps initiative was built collaboratively through public-private partnerships and with a wide range of subject matter experts including representatives from all levels of government, local emergency managers, state agency volunteer coordinators, and leaders in nongovernmental volunteer programs. http://gov.ca.gov. JOHN R. HALL, Ph.D., division director of fire analysis and research at the National Fire Protection Association, has received the ASTM International Award of Merit and accompanying title of fellow for his contributions to ASTM Committee E05 on Fire Standards in the area of terminology and instructive editorial guidance in the development of several E05 standards. Hall has held research…

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