Ambulances go high-tech to prevent crashes

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In an emergency, every second counts. But driving at high speeds can compromise the safety of first responders and civilians. There is a new device...

WHO: Ebola outbreak vastly underestimated

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Aid agencies call for global response as WHO admits extraordinary measures are needed to contain disease amid rampant fear The WHO has been criticized for...

Why yellow dots are popping up across alabama

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Get into serious car accident, it can sometimes be hard to relay pertinent medical history to paramedics, especially if they’re unconscious or otherwise unable...

Ebola epidemic: WHO declares global emergency

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Facing the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, with almost 1,000 fatalities in West Africa, the World Health Organization declared an international public...

Saving Lives: Israel’s MDA During Protective Edge

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During Operation Protective Edge Israel's MDA (Magen David Adom medical emergency service) treated 648 rocket-related injuries and 906 women who went into labor. 32...

The Ebola epidemic: Carriers difficult to detect

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On Thursday, the Nigerian government announced that they had started screening passengers at international airports for signs of Ebola after a passenger showed up...

iHLS TV – war in Iraq, cyber security and Israeli technology

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Issues and articles discussed in this report: A new IT security survey British lawmakers examine UAV market Smart Russian weapons may reach ISIS in Iraq New, life-saving Israeli...

911 in Israel: A centralized emergency center

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How many citizens have already paid with their lives and how many more will pay in the future for the lack of a centralized...

Saving Lives on the Battlefield: New Israeli Medical Technology

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A simple, basic medical device aimed at saving lives on the battlefield was developed and manufactured by a medical start-up company based in Ra'anana,...

Plans for nationwide 911 dispatch centers

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Municipalities across the country are planning to connect 911 dispatch centers in an effort to improve information sharing. Paul Nave, director of Owensboro-Daviess County’s...

Terrain Dominance – The civil aspect: Crowd control at huge events

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The horror scenario of evacuating tens of thousands of residents living near hazardous materials facilities, refineries or military industries requires an immediate control capabilities...

A Battlefield without Blood – Medical Simulation

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By Joe Charlaff The air is filled with smoke. The rattle of gunfire echoes all around. The sound of hovering helicopters overhead. Medical teams race...

UK Seeks Emergency Communications Contract

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The United Kingdom’s Emergency Services Mobile Communications Program (ESMCP) will replace the communication service currently delivered by Airwave, which was criticized following the July...

Ahead of Independence Day: Israeli Safety Regulations

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Ahead of Independence Day celebrations: Safety regulations published by the Israeli MDA medical emergency service and the Israel Fire Fighting and Rescue Authority. Ahead of...

Preventing Hospital Violence: A Guide

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A new guide covers readiness and response to violent incidents in medical facilities. Violence at hospitals is a common phenomenon. Hospital environments are naturally full of tension,...

Israeli Airborne Rescue: The MDA Helicopters

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Two farm workers, badly burned A child's hand stuck in a gate, with several fingers severed A traveler in the Judea desert suffering a heart attack These...

App Helps save People Trapped by Avalanche

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Can that App save you after a severe earthquake? For now it will probably save the lives of a person buried under the weight...

Locate an Emergency Caller Using Wireless Phone

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The U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 callers. The proposed rule changes stem partly...

Smartphones to Help Find Avalanche Victims

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Almost every winter people find themselves in many countries trapped after a snow avalanche. In the search for those buried beneath the snow, every second...

Israel Helps Syrians Wounded in the Civil War

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On February 13th 2013 an IDF unit, stationed along the Syrian border in the Golan Heights, came across seven wounded Syrians who asked to...

Israeli Home Front Command: Ready for Anything

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"When an army is ready for war it also has to be ready for all types of disasters, natural and man-made. In order to...

The Israeli MDA Fleet of Vehicles

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Magen David Adom (MDA) is an Israeli medical emergency and rescue service. The MDA uses many kinds of vehicles, allowing medical teams to quickly...

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UAV Traffic Test Sees 5,000 Drones Self-Fly Safely

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Researchers at Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) reached a groundbreaking milestone in drone technology – they have both created the world’s first self-organizing drone...