- Public Safety Medal of Valor Awarded. // Fire Chief;Mar2003, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p17
Reports that U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and Vice President Dick Cheney recognized the achievements of ten individuals who received the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on February 14, 2003. Recipients of the 2003 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor.
- THE SKY ISN'T FALLING... Manning, Bill // Fire Engineering;Jul2004, Vol. 157 Issue 7, p6
Provides insights into reality check concerning the politics of national emergency preparedness and response in the United States. Call for the formation of an elite federal rescue team to be deployed as part of the federal response to major disasters; Need to change the fire service's moral...
- WATCH YOUR BACKS. // Fire Chief;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p48
Discusses vigilance approaches to protect first responders from secondary threats at incident scenes. Need for asymmetric thinking in the face of nontraditional or unexpected sources of threats; Aggressive and passive force protection postures; Integrated Threat Analysis Group concept;...
- NIOSH Offers Flood-Rescue Tips. // Fire Chief;Feb2005, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p14
The National Institute for Safety and Health (NIOSH) Firefighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program has issued a report focusing on a Colorado firefighter's death while attempting a floodwater rescue. On August 17, 2000, a 37-year-old male career firefighter drowned while attempting...
- Smallpox: We'll Soon Have Enough Vaccine... // Child Health Alert;May2002, Vol. 20, p1
Focuses on smallpox vaccine in the U.S.
- Evaluation of 21st-Century Risks of Smallpox Vaccination and Policy Options. Lane, J. Michael // Annals of Internal Medicine;3/18/2003, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p488
Presents a review of the clinical presentations of major adverse events after smallpox vaccination and the rates of occurrence of these events observed in the 1960s in the United States. Renewed interest in a smallpox vaccination program following reports of a possible terrorist attack using...
- Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events Among Civilians--United States, February 18-24, 2003. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/28/2003, Vol. 52 Issue 8, p156
Summarizes smallpox vaccine-associated adverse events reported among civilians vaccinated in the U.S. as of February 21, 2003. Classification of the adverse events; Provision of the smallpox vaccine to civilian health-care and public health workers; Signs and symptoms of adverse events.
- Preventing a Pox Americana. Skloot, Rebecca; Hirshberg, Charles // Popular Science;Dec2002, Vol. 261 Issue 6, p21
Discusses the issues on the importance of smallpox vaccine on people in the U.S. facing threats of bioterrorism. Risks of smallpox vaccine; Sources of smallpox vaccine; Opposition on childhood immunizations of smallpox.
- Liability concerns hinder vaccinations. // AHA News;2/24/2003, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p8
Claims that liability and compensation concerns may hinder the government efforts toward smallpox vaccination in the U.S. in 2003.