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Category Archives: Response Systems

Equipping Modern Field Hospitals for Effective Disaster Response

Field hospitals play a critically important role in disaster response, from natural calamities like flooding or hurricanes, to outbreak of disease and violent conflicts. These facilities are the primary drivers for reducing the human life consequences of disaster, and helping survivors recover more quickly. Ample equipment and staffing of field hospitals is key to their…
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International Medical Corps and FEDEX Partner to Respond to Large-Scale Disasters

According to the World Health Organization, natural disasters kill approximately 90,000 people and affect almost 160 million people each year, worldwide. The importance for governments, local municipalities, first responders, as well as international aid organization to rapidly respond to such disasters with mobile hospitals and medical facilities cannot be understated. “The first 72 hours following…
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The Importance of Deployable Morgues for Disaster Sites

Natural disasters of all types and intensity carry risk of fatalities. Even minor inclement weather scenarios can have tragic effects and loss of life. Deployable morgues fill a critical need within effective medical care operations at disaster sites. Disaster response planning should always include these systems in order to manage deceased victims respectfully, efficiently, and…
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Ecuador and Japan Earthquakes Highlight Need for Mobile Medical Facilities

Deadly earthquakes have struck regions of Ecuador and Japan in the past week, resulting in hundreds of deaths, thousands injured, and leaving a combined total of almost 450,000 in need of aid and/or shelter. The extreme and sudden effects of large scale disasters highlight a need for mobile medical facilities and shelter accommodation that can…
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Portable Disaster Response Structures for Flooding

Flooding causes a sudden state of emergency that can force communities to evacuate residents to safety, displace families from their homes and cause damage to vital infrastructure. In South Carolina, heavy rains swamped local communities, triggering President Barack Obama to declare a state of disaster from flooding. Since Oct. 3, at least 13 dams failed,…
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Communities Need Disaster Preparedness Plans

Emergency preparedness extends beyond communities that have a high probability of experiencing manmade or natural disasters. Even if a region is not historically disaster-prone, unforeseen catastrophes can still occur. In fact, Ready.gov states that, during a person’s lifetime, most communities are at risk from several types of hazards, including terrorist attacks, pandemics, home fires, and…
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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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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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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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