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Advancements in flight distances and speed, object identification and transport, logistics and autonomy are moving almost as fast as the industry itself
100,000 visitors are expected to arrive in McCurtain County to watch the eclipse in April
Amos Lonokailua-Hewett served for 25 years with the Maui Fire Department
We must slow down during the transition from ‘automatic’ to ‘effortful’ in our responses
When it comes to planning and politics, not every action must have an equal and opposite reaction
Idalia is expected to make landfall Wednesday bringing storm surge and flooding
Preparation and early warning are critical, but there’s no guarantee we can match Mother Nature’s forces
Yellowknife residents were given a noon deadline to leave the city as the fire grew six times larger overnight
Emergency Management Agency Administrator Herman Andaya said he had no regrets for not activating emergency sirens
Maui Emergency Management Agency Administrator Herman Andaya said they were afraid people would head into the mountains, towards the fire
Maui County officials sent alerts to cellphones, television and radio stations, but it is unclear if it was before widespread power, cellular outages
While no fire department is ever fully prepared for such extreme conditions, we must constantly review and practice our response efforts
Amid the flames, first responders are working to rescue and evacuate stranded tourists and residents from the island of Maui
Miami-Dade County’s new Emergency Operations Center will have a 12-story fortified bunker for offices and emergency vehicles
How to “own” the incident through quick, accurate and ongoing information
31 residents died in the Christmas 2022 storm that dumped over 50-inches of snow with hurricane-force winds
Informed decision-making must occur before, during and after the incident
Lexington officials will review the city’s response to windstorms that knocked out power to thousands, and damaged many homes and businesses
The incident in Ohio serves as a reminder for all first responders to both train and coordinate early and often with community partners
An inside look at the intense world of trail “dogging” and wildland firefighting
Sophia City Fire & Rescue members also offered to make deliveries to community members who could not get to the station
EMS providers and volunteer firefighters were deployed for a 72-hour shift and responded to 600+ calls on their first night
Buffalo’s fire commissioner reports several calls about CO issues; Carthage firefighters trudge through waist-deep snow
Fort Myers Beach Fire Chief Ronald Martin details the department’s planning, rescue and recovery efforts in the wake of disaster
Submerged vehicles can experience thermal runaway if water leaks into the battery box
The two teams of eight will go to Lee County, where the hurricane hit hard
A list of relevant and authoritative situational awareness resources for use by fire and EMS leaders
USAR teams have been deployed to a staging area, and local fire departments have been issuing safety reminders to their communities