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Red Cross continues support across Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa –  The American Red Cross is helping families in north and eastern Iowa as they face devastating flooding from the Cedar and Wapsipinicon Rivers. 345 more words

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Solution Spotlight: ULTEM Emergency Valve Replacement

As people involved in performance plastic solutions, things often move slow. Consultations, material tests, and products that sometimes involve several weeks lead time to manufacture. But every now and then that pace is broken up with an urgent situation. 206 more words

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Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Mitchell and Worth counties

DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will assess damage on Monday in Charles City and Greene after the proclamation of disaster emergency for Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Mitchell and Worth counties. 328 more words

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How does it feel...

I often get asked what it’s like to be a dispatcher. Some days I’ll groggily order a coffee, hopped up with several extra espresso shots and the barista will ask “Whoa, what’s all these caffeine for?” I reply that I have to work a 12 hour shift overnight and they’ll ask where I work. 1,132 more words

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Tasers, radios and trust

Throughout those first months of training, I was on the radio. It wasn’t just reading manuals. I took phone calls from the administrative phone lines, ie. 2,891 more words

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What is SGSecure?

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Readying residents against terror

Shortly after the Sept 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Singaporean Robert Ronald was in San Francisco for work. 806 more words

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