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9/11 First Responders Face Higher Cancer Risk 20 Years Later

By Amy Norton HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Sept. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Twenty years on, responders to the World Trade Center attacks in New York City are showing increased risks of certain cancers, two new studies confirm. Researchers found higher-than-average rates of prostate cancer among firefighters, medics and other workers who toiled at the disaster site…

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Responders Are Gaining On The Caldor Fire, But Now They’ve Got New Blazes To Battle

Two firefighters from Cosumnes Fire Department carry water hoses while holding a fire line to keep the Caldor Fire from spreading in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on Friday. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption toggle caption Jae C. Hong/AP Two firefighters from Cosumnes Fire Department carry water hoses while holding a fire line to keep the…

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What Emergency Responders Can Learn from the Business World

As Covid-19 and other crises consistently show, emergency managers remain too heavily focused on the first response aspect of a disaster. To truly manage crises, emergency managers must step away from the response-oriented mindset and adopt a traditional business management approach, viewing all phases of disaster — strategic and tactical management as well as managing…