Wearables are great—but they can't get in the way when firefighters and paramedics do their jobs.
Can commercial tech hold up in a mock disaster? The agency’s Science and Technology Directorate wants to find out.
In the 19th century, fire escapes saved tenement dwellers from peril. Today they are more likely to cause harm than to prevent it.
A Homeland Security Department advisory group wants to help emergency responders control the social media conversation.
One Concern is helping the Woodside Fire Protection District shore up disaster resilience with hazard modeling.
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Emergency managers and first responders anticipated dealing with a second disaster in and near areas recently burned in wildfires. But the destruction is worse than expected in some places.
Southern California Edison faces litigation and is accused of negligence following the largest fire on record in the Golden State.
With heavy rain predicted in some areas, this U.S. Geological Survey tool shows where the hazards of highest concern are located.
The Thomas Fire has been winding down but the risk of mudslides has put state and local agencies on alert. “Every canyon within this burn zone is at risk.”
A pilot test found cyber vulnerabilities or privacy issues in 32 out of 33 apps.
The state’s environmental regulations are known to be stringent, but they have limits: They apply only to human-caused emissions.
It’s a simple strategy: Let technology tell you exactly when to cut power in weather conditions that can fuel a major blaze. But utilities and regulators still have to learn how to do it right.
After an already difficult year across the West, dangerous fire weather conditions continue in parts of the Golden State.
But there aren’t huge boosts in the appropriations proposal either for programs that are significant for states and localities.
Businesses that account for the majority of Napa County’s economic output and employ almost half its workers by the thousands are at risk.
Local officials across the West should pay attention to what happened to one devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California.
The goal is to “tap into the expertise and creativity of the developer community to drive innovation for public safety," according to the public safety telecommunications network's CEO.
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