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Farm mapping to assist, protect and prepare emergency responders: Farm MAPPER
Journal of Agromedicine: June 2014 / 19(2): 90-95
This project performed usability tests on a Web-based farm-mapping application optimized for tablets and accessible via easily accessible on-site matrix barcodes, or quick response codes (QR codes), to provide emergency responders with hazard and resource information to agricultural operations.

Treating posttraumatic stress disorder in first responders: a systematic review
Clinical Psychology Review: July 2012 / 32(5): 370-380
This paper describes a systematic review of the PTSD treatment literature (English and non-English) in order to evaluate such treatment proposals based on what is known about treating PTSD in first responders.

Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance System
U.S. National Response Team (NRT): January 26, 2012
The purpose of this document is to provide a recommended health monitoring and surveillance framework for emergency responders involved in disaster response. This guidance document builds on systems and practices currently in use, and should prove useful to persons or organizations who are responsible for, or design tools for, responder registration, credentialing, training, health screening, health monitoring, exposure assessment, safety, surveillance, and treatment.

Fatal and nonfatal injuries among emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Prehospital Emergency Care: October-December 2011 / 15(4): 511-517
This study described fatal and nonfatal injuries occurring to EMTs and paramedics. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) and the occupational supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS-Work) were analyzed for the period 2003-2007.

Occupational injuries among emergency responders
American Journal of Industrial Medicine: January 2010 / 53(1):1-11
This study characterized injuries among emergency medical services, firefighting, and police occupations by using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System - Occupational Supplement (NEISS-Work) for injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments in 2000-2001.