With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.
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The district started using drones for more than situational awareness and eventually ended up expanding the fleet.
Some have been wearing devices to measure alertness and impairment.
The agency wants first responders’ clothing to be able to generate and store electricity.
Emails describe wireless speeds so slow there was “no meaningful functionality,” raising questions as the company attempts to compete for first responders’ business.
Tax bases and unemployment figures appear to be holding strong against the blazes.
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Localities are using maps to visualize hazards, process damage imagery and crowdsource flood information.
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But the red-flag fire weather conditions will continue.
A recent incident in Oregon offers "a cautionary tale about dog ownership and fire danger this time of year."
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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.
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