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First responders will be able to find callers faster.
The draft legislation covers programs that help fund water infrastructure, and that provide payments to rural counties.
“This is not the end all answer to the opioid crisis, but it is certainly a significant step forward in the right direction,” according to Dr. Rahul Gupta, the state’s health officer.
For fire departments, nothing is more problematic than an out-of-service rig.
In the chaos of that day, they were exposed to unprecedented levels of aerosolized dust from the collapsed World Trade Center skyscrapers.
Amateurs flying unmanned aerial vehicles have previously grounded firefighting aircraft. Now, their devices are actually sparking wildfires.
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.”
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