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Survey Finds Gender Gap in Attitudes Toward Disaster Preparedness

Men and women are on different pages when it comes to disaster preparedness, with males typically believing they are more prepared than women, according to a national survey by AxcessPoints, an online disaster preparedness service that helps consumers safekeep insurance, financial and medical information.

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Moulage Casts Reality With Mock Injuries

At first it appears to be the set of Hollywood’s latest horror film: Torn tissue, blood, lacerations, broken bones and even vomit are enough to make the strongest person nauseous and woozy. But this isn’t theater – it’s the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala. The use of artificial injuries isn’t a new… Keep Reading

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Americans Continue to Lack Disaster Emergency Plans

In 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) declared 63 major US disasters. Almost every state in the country was affected, including Hawaii. In response to such emergency situations, Disaster Recovery America has formulated a Web-based emergency plan to help families and communities quickly get back on their feet.

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Pentagon Assesses WMD Response Training

A recent report has outlined weaknesses in the Defense Department’s training and education doctrine for military personnel who could be involved in the response to an unconventional weapons incident, Inside Missile Defense reported.

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DC Launches New Emergency Preparedness Web Site

The District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) has launched a redesigned web site today in the hopes that it will help D.C. residents better prepare for emergencies. The site, called 72hours.dc.gov, lists emergency resource information by topic.

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