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At 0847 hours on July 14, 1994, McCandless Township dispatch was called to respond to a construction accident at the intersection of McKnight Road and Arcadia Drive. (McCandless is a suburb of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.) The weather was overcast with numerous heavy rain showers. Units from the Peebles Volunteer Fire Department of McCandless Township and the Franklin Park Ambulance Authority were dispatched to the scene. They arrived at the scene at 0851 hours and found a seve
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"Surviving Catastrophe in Emergency Services" videotapes of a VFIS International Critical Incident Stress Foundation April teleconference are available. The teleconference, part of the 3rd World Congress on stress, trauma, and coping in the emergency services professions, features a panel consisting of firefighters, law enforcement agents, emergency medical personnel, nurses, disaster workers, fire chaplains, and international stress experts. Among topics covered are mitigating the impact of cat
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Sodium hydrosulfide is a water-reactive, toxic, corrosive, irritating, colorless-to-lemon-colored, flammable solid with an odor of rotten eggs. Its common uses include bleaching; chemical milling solutions; the dehairing of animal hides; glassmaking; ore flotation; paper pulping; the processing of dyestuffs; and the manufacture of cellophane, rayon, and many chemicals.
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Established in February 1994, the House Natural Disaster Task Force released its report on preparing for and responding to natural disasters. Co-chaired by Reps. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Bill Emerson (R-MO), the task force discussed ways to fund the massive recovery programs voted on by Congress in the wake of large-scale disasters. Reps. Curt Weldon (R-PA) and Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), co-chairmen of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, were appointed to serve on the task force. They worked
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Television Equipment Associates, Inc.: Provides communications between organizations (fire, police, and medical) during disaster operations. Over 30 self-contained and portable stations can be set up instantly. Will accommodate seven simultaneous duplex conversations. Can interface to either radio or public telephone.
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Mosby Lifeline: Emergency Care for Hazardous Materials Exposure by Alvin C. Bronstein and Phillip L. Currance, Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation and Management by Robert J. Huszar, and Prehospital Systems and Medical Oversight, second edition, by Alexander Kuehl.