Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 16, 2020: First responders are encouraged to review hazmat responses after a new PHMSA ruling – and other news.
Emergency Management News
The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed.
Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph (165) winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water.
Amid five days of heavy smoke from wildfires rated as unhealthy to hazardous, Washington state and federal safety inspectors are investigating the collapse Sunday of a pier on Seattle’s waterfront that injured several workers.
Many folks have been spending more time outdoors during the pandemic, and fortunately there were fewer bugs around to bite them.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for September 14, 2020: Tropical Storm Sally is forecast to gain hurricane strength and – other news.
Should social workers respond to violations by a homeless person instead of police? Statistics reveal the homeless, who often suffer from mental illness, engage in troubling criminal behavior. As a compromise, some agencies have created a homeless outreach program with officers, medics, and mental health professionals. Learn the pros and cons of such a program.
At least 15 people have died so far from wildfires still burning in the western states of California, Oregon and Washington.