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"On Friday Nov. 12 , our emergency services station recieved a mandate from our State Dept. of Health which regulates emergency services , although I cannot disclose the full contents of this document, it does include the following: At 2300 hours on Dec. 31, all fire and rescue agencys must be fully staffed... at 2330 hours all back up emergency generators must be operatng... buildings which have an electric garage door opener all doors must be open and manually propped in the event of power failure.. at 2345 hours all emergency vehicles must be started and left running.... we have been advised to leave the vehicles running until 0015 Jan. 1, at which time we are to cut off and attempt to restart one vehicle... if that vehicle would happen to not to restart, then we are advised to leave all other vehicles running until further notice...the mandate also dictates that the inventory of mass casualtty supplies be increased by 50%...this includes items such as trauma dressings, gauze, cravats, normal saline, IV supplies, backboards, and C collars.. each region in our state has also established a Mass Casuality Command Center.. the mandate also advises that fuel storage should be topped off to full capacity by no later than Dec. 29... we are also told stock enough food and suppies to feed and house all members of our agencies for a period of 90 days.............. there is more to the document that i cannot disclose...... WHAT IN THE HELL IS GOING ON.... are they expecting mass riots or what????? does anyone hae a clue? let me know.... ive been a medic for 10 years now and never have seen the state go to such extremes....."
-- OR (email@example.com), November 15, 1999
Our state EOC is staffing up with reps from critical infrastructure organizations. They will have reps who will be able to report back to their organizations to allow them early warning, whatever that will do. duh.
-- Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 15, 1999.
What state are you in?
-- gene (email@example.com), November 15, 1999.
URL and a hotlink please?
-- seraphima (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
Going into an unpredictable transition, something we've never faced before, this all sounds pretty reasonable. I mean, leave engines running for half an hour, what's that - ten bucks of gas? Increase stocks by 50%, and you'll use them up in the next year anyhow if nothing goes bad, what's that - five bucks in lost interest because you didn't leave the funds invested?
This is cheap insurance, sounds like to me. Lighten up, OR, this doesn't mean they expect Armageddon. It's like wearing a flotation device.
-- bw (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.
Seraphima, when newsgroup chatter is posted, there is usually no URL to go along with it.
You sorta have to take it or leave it...kind of like anecdotal info. It doesn't fall into the posted article category
-- OR (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 16, 1999.
What newsgroup did this come from?
-- PJC (email@example.com), November 16, 1999.