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Best Sites for Swine Flu News Coverage

There is an overwhelming amount of information being produced and distributed on the web about Swine Influenza A (H1N1). is an aggregation of timely and credible news sources on swine flu (H1N1). The top swine-flu Alltop feeds are from the CDC. now redirects to Remember to visit for the top paramedic, […]

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Emergency Responder Family Disaster Preparedness Tips

Disaster preparedness planning is contingent on individual responders actually leaving their homes, businesses and families. If my family is safe with shelter, water and food, I will be able to serve the needs of my neighbors. Read the full Every EMS Tip at on Family Disaster Preparedness to learn strategies to help prepare your […]

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EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines

EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines for Statewide Adoption were published in May 2007. Nearly two years later EMS agencies are revisiting those guidelines as public concern and media attention about Swine Influenza A (H1N1) grows. EMS Managers should revisit their pandemic influenza plans and make sure the following planning and preparation efforts are underway:

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Flu Outbreak: EMS Best Practice Recommendations

To-date much of the information about the spread of swine influenza has pertained to the general public, hospital personnel, and public health departments. The EMS Chiefs of Canada, drawing off of their 2003 experience with the SARS epidemic, has issued a set of best practices for EMS agency administrators, EMTs and Paramedics, and dispatchers. Read […]