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Greg Porter

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Pittsburgh Facility Prepares First Responders For Disaster Situations

How do first responders learn to handle mass casualities? Many of them have trained at one of the top simulation centers in the world — and it’s located here in Pittsburgh.

05/09/2013

Boston Police guard an area near Kenmore Square after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. Two people are confirmed dead and at least 23 injured after two explosions went off near the finish line to the marathon. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Boston Bombing Has Local First Responders Reviewing Plans

Blisters, cramps, dehydration, maybe a heart attack, but an explosion is generally not the first thing first responders prepare for when working a marathon.

04/16/2013

A woman in downtown Pittsburgh tries to stay hydrated in the scorching heat.  (Credit: KDKA)

Heat, Humidity Taking A Toll

The combination of high heat and humidity is becoming more lethal because temperatures are remaining elevated overnight. Early Friday morning, it was 81 degrees.

07/22/2011

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