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Investigation is the lead organization and, thus, is obviously an important part of the joint field office. Large disasters result in the activation of regional coordination centers, and still larger (national) incidents result in the activation of a

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upstream, and blocked State Route 530, a main route through the area. Twenty FEMA-certified human-remains detection (ie, search-and-recovery) US&R Canine Search Teams, each consisting of 1 handler and 1 dog, were activated on April 2, eleven days after

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help prevent outbreaks of disease in fish recovering from evacuation and transport. Acute stress enhances the effects of the innate immune system through activation of the sympathetic nervous system; chronic or compounded stress events lead to the

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time delay that can be expected when activating any disaster plan. Suggestions for what should be included should be developed and posted on the central Web site. Volunteer Management Volunteers were identified by meeting participants as a

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, fatigue by provision of additional rest and relaxation opportunities, diarrhea by provision of extra water and gastrointestinal health supplements, and dietary indiscretion by oral administration of activated charcoal. One dog with intensive sneezing or

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available via the Equine Branch operations center that had been activated after Hurricane Katrina. A secure perimeter around the Hurricane Rita equine response shelter, which was located approximately 60 miles west of the Katrina shelter, was established

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