Disaster response: who should store the equipment?

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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134682096_emergency24m.html Some 28 areas around the nation maintain "urban search and rescue" teams that help deal with disasters. But where should the teams keep the equipment they need? A dispute has erupted in one of the sites, Seattle. Now, items like radio gear, generators, hazardous-material suits and high-tech cameras for locating survivors in collapsed buildings are kept in a South Seattle fire station, the Seattle Times reports. County-level officials want to consolidate it with similar items in Tacoma . . .

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