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Emergency Response and Disaster Recovery

First response Media coverage Whenever disaster strikes a city or community, its devastating effects dominate the news. Footage and images of properties damaged, distress of victims fills TV screens and airwaves. Sometimes the emergency can remain in the news for more than one or two weeks, which means a long-term coverage. Evolution of emergency response Read More

Women History Month: Mary Katherine Goddard

Women in History Introduction There is none that can talk about the history of US postal services without mentioning the contribution of Mary Katherine Goddard. She is a woman of impeccable character and an exceptional track record as a printer, newspaper publisher, and a postmaster. Life & work of Mary Katherine Goddard Mary Katherine was Read More

The Evolution of the Spineboard

The Spineboard In the beginning Before we can talk about the evolution of something, it is imperative we understand what that thing is all about. So what is a spineboard? A spine board (or backboard) refers to a patient handling device used in pre-hospital trauma care, specifically to provide rigid movement for patients with suspected Read More

History of General Services Administration (GSA)

Introduction—what is the General Services Administration? The General Services Administration (GSA) is an executive agency of the US government responsible for managing equipment and property. It was established in 1949 and was tasked with the mandate of purchasing and distributing supplies to all government agencies.  This includes maintaining supplies of important materials. Among its functions, Read More

The History of FEMA: How did it begin?

What is FEMA? FEMA which stands for Federal Emergency Management Agency is an independent agency created to respond to, plan for, recover from, and mitigate against disaster—natural or man-made. In any in part of the country of the United States. The agency is tasked with the mandate to report to the president. Also to suggests Read More

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