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    Outlander88 January 15, 2013 6:45:14 PM CET

    The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and aired over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network. Directed and narrated by actor and future filmmaker Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds (1898).

    The first two thirds of the 60-minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Compounding the issue was the fact that, the Mercury Theatre on the Air was a sustaining show (it ran without commercial breaks), adding to the program's realism. Although there were sensationalist accounts in the press about a supposed panic in response to the broadcast, the precise extent of listener response has been debated.

    In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage and panic by certain listeners, who had believed the events described in the program were real. The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast. The episode secured Welles's fame.

    Now yesterday I learned this – PDF file:

    DEMHS Region 1
    Friday, December 14, 2012
    St. Vincent’s Medical Center
    2800 Main Street
    Bridgeport, CT 06606
    9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security (DEMHS)
    FEMA Training Opportunity
    FEMA L-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

    The goal of the course is to enable participants to improve their community’s mitigation and emergency operations plan specifically regarding the needs of children. The course will provide them with the information needed to address the unique needs of children prior to, during and following disasters. It will also provide them guidance and direction on how to form coalitions and how to become advocates for the unique needs of children in all aspects of emergency management.

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:
    - Articulate the importance of providing for the needs of children in disasters in your community’s current emergency management plan.
    - Explain what is required to keep children safe in emergencies and why those needs are unique.
    - Explain the assumptions, concept of operations, organization and assignment of responsibilities that address the unique needs of children prior to, during and following disasters.
    - Explain the planning components necessary to address the unique needs of children prior to, during and following disasters
    - Incorporate the unique needs of children in disasters into Emergency Operations Plans
    - Identify stakeholders and organizations that can assist in preparing for the needs of children in disasters.
    - Initiate steps to form coalitions and build teams that have a stake in keeping children safe in disasters
    The target audience for this course is local and state emergency managers and planners, child services agencies, non-governmental organizations, child care providers, schools, and faith-based organizations.
    Each DEMHS Region is sponsoring a class but all classes are open statewide. Please sign up for the class that best fits your schedule.

    1. Please register through the DEMHS website by clicking on the button under the preferred session on the chart on the previous page or go to: and go to the appropriate month.

    2. For more information on the training class including directions please contact the following:
    - November 17th or November 27th session Region 3 contact: or (860) 920-3349
    - December 3rd session Region 2 contact: or (860) 685-8105
    - December 6th session Region 5 contact: or (203) 591-3509
    - December 14th session Region 1 contact: or (203) 696-2640
    - December 17th session Region 4 contact: or (860) 537-7562

    3. As of October 1, 2012 anyone applying for FEMA courses must obtain a FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. For more information and to obtain a SID go to:
    You will need this number to complete the course application form (119-25-1) that will be filled out at the beginning of the class. FEMA certificates will be mailed to participants after completion of this course.

    4. Class size is limited to 30. Please sign up as soon as possible to guarantee a spot in the class of your choice.

    5. There are no prerequisites for this class.

    6. There is no cost for the class and lunch is on your own.

    Instructor: Bruce Lockwood
    Bruce is the Deputy Director of Emergency Management for the Town of New Hartford, CT and the 1st Vice President of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) – US Council. He is a Certified Emergency Manager through IAEM. Previously, he served for 15 yrs as the Director of Emergency Management/Fire Marshal for the Town of Canton and for 5 yrs as the Emergency Response Coordinator for the Bristol Burlington Health District. Bruce is a founding member and was the First President of the Connecticut Emergency Management Association (CEMA). He Co-Chairs the Connecticut Child Emergency Preparedness Committee, and serves on the Sub Committee for Early Childhood and Daycare Preparedness. Bruce is on the Public Health Preparedness Advisory Committee for the Connecticut Department of Public Health. He served as the 2nd Vice President of IAEM from November 2011 -2012 and two terms as the President of Region 1 from November 2007-November 2011. He chaired the IAEM Children and Disasters Ad Hoc Committee from 2008 - 2012. He serves on the Advisory Committee for the Emergency Preparedness Initiative Global (EPI). Bruce served from 2007 - 2011 on the National Commission on Children in Disasters, where he chaired the sub-committee on Evacuation, Transportation and Housing releasing reports to the President and Congress in October 2009, May 2010, and October 2010. In 2009, he worked with FEMA as the IAEM SME in the development of a “Children in Disasters” course released in June 2010. In 2010, he served on the OJJDP – Juvenile Justice Programs and Facilities Emergency Preparedness working group releasing a planning guide in October 2011.

    My first response is: You Got To Be Fn Ass (FnA) Kidding Me!!!
    When I say SOB’s, S stand for that which you give birth to everyday.
    So, when I say - You SO-FnA-B’s!!! Understand what I am truly saying.

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