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September is National Preparedness Month

Sept. 11, 2015 marked the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a tragic event that shook many Americans to their core. In addition to showing our ability to come together, both nationally and in smaller communities, the attacks identified the need for better preparedness for disasters of all kinds. September is now National Preparedness…
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Helicopter Hangars for Disaster Response

If your local agency or organization is responsible for disaster response planning and preparation with a helicopter, then you should consider including a helicopter hangar in your disaster response program. These structures help to maintain readiness of the aircraft that are vital for medevac and even victim rescue. This is particularly true if disaster affects…
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Wildfires Test the Pacific Northwest’s Disaster Preparedness

In the recent weeks, the rampant wildfires on the west coast have burned almost 1.7 million acres and driven whole communities from their homes. More than 28,000 firefighters and other support personnel are battling fires from Sacramento, California, to northeastern Washington state. On August 21, President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Washington,…
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Mobile Medical Facilities for Remote Locations

Disaster response requires additional considerations and needs when the affected community is in a remote location. Without the support of nearby medical treatment facilities and emergency response infrastructure, these communities can be affected more severely in disasters than urban settings. Mobile medical facilities offer the flexibility and portability needed to support remote locations in their…
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Fight Wildfires with BLU-MED for Fire Response

Wildfires and brush fires continue to ignite in the western United States. Is your fire protection district prepared with emergency shelters, mobile medical facilities and/or command and control centers? Adding the XP Response Package from BLU-MED Response Systems® is one way to ensure rapid fire response to wildfires, brush fires and other disasters. [caption id="attachment_3473" align="alignright" width="300"] The…
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Jordan Upgrades Its Disaster Response

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is better prepared to save lives after a manmade or natural disaster with products and training provided by BLU-MED Response Systems. Jordan purchased a 50-bed BLU-MED Field Hospital that includes an operating room and intensive care unit, staff housing, a dining hall, toilet facilities, a medical oxygen generator system, a…
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How BLU-MED Deployable Field Hospitals are Full Extensions of Hospitals

BLU-MED Response Systems provide hospitals and communities with rapidly deployable medical facilities to act as surge and isolation capacity in the case of a disaster. For local government agencies and medical organizations, this feature is significant. As part of their emergency planning and disaster response programs, these agencies must consider the effects a disaster will have…
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Fully Integrated Systems for Complete Disaster Relief

An effective disaster response system requires far more than merely the stable structures that protect patients and provide treatment space for medical professionals. Victims of a catastrophe such as an earthquake or terrorist attack need immediate, full-scale support for their recovery and even survival, in some cases. Disaster relief systems must be fully integrated with…
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Preventative & Emergency Medical Support in Remote Locations

Research and mining outposts in remote locations require all of the support of a small community. The critical gear includes food and water supply, lodging and hygiene shelters, and most importantly, medical support.   BLU-MED Response Systems® offer deployable field hospitals to meet this need to the fullest extent. These systems are regularly used for…
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Response Systems Used Around the World

Medical and humanitarian agencies around the world rapidly deploy BLU-MED® Response Systems Mobile Field Hospitals and medical shelters when manmade and natural disasters strike. BLU-MED facilities also form essential components of emergency and disaster response drills. Below are a few examples of how proven BLU-MED Response Systems assist the groups that save lives. For more information, contact us…
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Idaho Emergency Response Drills & BLU-MED

BLU-MED Response Systems mobile medical facilities helped the Central District Health Department (CDHD) test its medical and emergency response preparedness plan May 6 in a mock disease outbreak drill in Boise. The exercise tested the emergency and medical response plans of, and coordination between, more than half a dozen agencies, including Boise State University, the…
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Disaster Response Systems: Tornadoes

Severe storm season roared to life May 6 with more than 50 tornadoes reported in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. Is your emergency response and/or disaster preparedness agency ready? BLU-MED Response Systems® can help. BLU-MED provides proven, rapidly deployable emergency, medical and disaster response systems for agencies of all sizes and budgets. BLU-MED systems have…
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Proven Emergency Medical Response

Rapid response in the immediate aftermath of a manmade or natural disaster can mean the difference between life and death. That’s why BLU-MED Response Systems created the XP Response Package, the most rapidly deployable emergency medical response system on the market. The XP medical shelter provides 520 square feet of safe, clean floor space capable…
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Emergency Planning and Rapid Response

Local disaster and emergency planning agencies are the first responders in the immediate aftermath of a manmade or natural disaster, but their budgets don’t always reflect their importance. That’s why BLU-MED® created the XP Response Package, the most rapidly deployable turnkey response system on the market. Unlike other response systems that require semi trucks or…
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XP Response Packages for Emergency Response Training

Conducting drills presents local, state and federal agencies with the opportunity to test and fine-tune their emergency response and disaster preparedness plans. Access to reliable equipment makes emergency response training drills more effective, and no product offers more proven reliability than the XP Response Package, the premiere system for training exercises as well as response to…
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XP for Alternate Emergency Operations Centers

An Alternate Emergency Operations Center (AEOC) is an integral component of any emergency or disaster response plan, but only if it is operational. The same tornado, earthquake, hurricane or man-made disaster that damaged or destroyed your primary Emergency Operations Center could do the same to your AEOC. BLU-MED Response Systems® offers a solution to that…
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Emergency Shelters for Emergency Management

Shrinking budgets have forced many state and local agencies to delay or scrap plans to purchase vital equipment for emergency preparedness and natural disasters. In response to this trend in limited funding, BLU-MED Response Systems® created the XP Medical Response Package. This rapid response system features a high-quality, affordable facility that provides 520 square feet of…
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Versatile Emergency Response

The XP Response Package from BLU-MED Response Systems® is an incredibly rapidly deployable disaster and emergency response product, but its benefits go beyond its speed of implementation. We also designed the XP package to be the most versatile turnkey response system on the market. The XP’s versatility begins with its rugged tensioned membrane shelter. XP…
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Ebola Deaths Top 10,000

The largest Ebola epidemic in history passed a grim milestone according to figures released Thursday by the World Health Organization. WHO’s most recent tally showed that the virus has claimed 10,004 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since last year. The number of cases in those three West African nations has slowed, but they…
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UN: More Disaster Risk Management Funds

The United Nations released its 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR15) last week along with a request for more international investment toward a global disaster risk management fund. According to the yearly report’s findings, disaster losses worldwide average $250 billion to $300 billion annually. The report also stated that a $6 billion…
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