09/12/2007 - The Washington Post reports on a September 11 congressional hearing in which state and local emergency responders raise fears that problems with disaster response that became evident during Hurricane Katrina are not fixed by the new National Response Framework from the Bush Administration.
SM Online: Contingency Planning \ Disaster Management
09/11/2007 - Video-game technology being adapted to help train first responders. One of the latest examples is Hazmat: Hotzone, a program being developed by the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with the Fire Department of New York to train first responders to deal with hazardous materials. @ If you wish to participate in the beta testing, sign up on the Hazmat: Hotzone mailing list and express your interest. A link on SM Online takes you to the sign-up page.