NCEC's very own John Jones has been speaking on BBC Radio Oxford about his role with St John Ambulance and the benefits and everyday use of key first aid skills. The interview can be heard at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00bqyrz/Jo_Thoenes_29_10_2010/ (2:38:30 and 2:44:00)
National Preparedness Month and the Many Ways that Certified Professionals Can Help Businesses and Institutions Plan Ahead
Since 2004, National Preparedness Month (NPM), has been observed each September in the United States. It is organized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which teams up with Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Ready Campaign and other partners. The month of recognition is designed to raise awareness and promote action surrounding emergency preparedness among citizens, businesses, and communities. Following last year’s devastating and costly hurricane and wildfire seasons, the theme for...
AWWA testifies on disaster response in water sector, urges changes to prioritize water in recovery efforts
Testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment today, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) highlighted successes in the water sector’s response to recent hurricanes and urged structural changes to make restoration of water systems a higher priority during emergencies. Mike Howe, executive director of AWWA’s Texas Section and administrator for the Texas Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (TXWARN), explained how the TXWARN network quickly and successfully assisted Gulf...
ComEd & Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Collaborate to Create National Model to Advance Smart City Solutions
ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support the study and development of new energy efficiency programs, smart streetlights, and community and residential solar and other infrastructure projects. The MOU provides for a one-of-a-kind collaboration between ComEd and the MMC to develop a pilot for a national model on how utilities and municipalities can work together to create greener, more resilient and sustainable communities. The announcement...
OSHA urges recovery workers, employers and public to safeguard themselves against hazards in storm cleanup
As residents recover from the damage caused by the recent tornadoes and severe storms in Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. Department of Labor`s Occupational Safety and Health Administration urges recovery workers, employers and the public to use caution during cleanup and recovery efforts. The agency urges all to be aware of hazards they may encounter, and steps needed to to stay safe and healthy. OSHA resource officers are available in hard-hit areas to communicate with emergency responders in local communities,...
Flood relief pumps deployed for LOW water crisis management
Following the collision of a barge with a weir in the river Maas, the canal water level between the Maas and Waal rivers fell dramatically. The Dutch public works department has responded with the deployment of three emergency pumps. The Maas (or Meuse) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. It has a total length of 925 km (575 miles). On the night of December, the 30th 2016, during thick fog, a German barge collided with a...
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