In keeping with my tradition of providing some of the lighter news items over the weekend, here is a compelling and amusing article (16 pp)from the New Yorker magazine titled: Life Is Rescues. Looking for trouble with a national team of emergency-response volunteers.
Iceland is a nation of 300,000 people and 10,000 of them are willing to volunteer to respond to emergencies. No national funding is provided for their support. All of the equipment and food come from donation. Fascinating story, I think.