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N.D. hires consultant to study ways to improve response to crude oil incidents

N.D. hires consultant to study ways to improve response to crude oil incidents

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has hired a consultant to study and recommend ways to improve the state’s preparedness and ability to respond to train derailments, spills and other incidents involving crude oil.

November 26, 2014 12:50 pmLoading…
Red Cross ready for disasters large and small

Red Cross ready for disasters large and small

Last summer as fire swallowed dozens of homes in a wide swath across southern Montana, Billings Red Cross volunteer Jill Washburn spent 91 days in the field.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Jill Washburn

Jill Washburn

Jill Washburn is the Red Cross' disaster chair for Yellowstone County. Though the agency doesn't have a physical office here, volunteers are prepared to respond to emergencies within hours of their occurrence.

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