Emergency Management

There Is No Perfect Solution to Preventing School Violence

In the wake of last week's mass stabbings at a Pennsylvania high school, there have been questions about how school violence continues in spite of security measures and training undertaken by districts.

Homeowners Beef Up Preparedness with Storm Shelters

Association estimates that as many as 200,000 safe rooms have been added in Texas and Oklahoma in the last year.

A Year Later, West, Texas, Is Still a Long Way from Recovery

A fertilizer mixing operation blew up April 17, 2013, devastating the quiet central Texas town and killing 15.

How Many Hurricanes Are Predicted for 2014?

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season could be a real yawner if early forecasts hold true.


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April 15, 2014

The First Responder Network Authority is looking for a new general manager to take Bill D’Agostino's place and lead the nationwide communications project.

April 15, 2014

The plan aims to protect lives and commercial activities against a “mounting threat” from nation states and individuals trying to hack into utility companies.

April 15, 2014

Ohio geologists have found a probable connection between fracking and several mild earthquakes in a region that had never experienced a temblor until recently.

April 14, 2014

The Real Time Evacuation Planning Model allows emergency managers to run hypotheticals on locations in the U.S. to see how long it would take to get people out.

April 11, 2014

Some government officials and emergency management agencies are finding Twitter to be a fast, cheap and easy method of advertising job openings.

April 11, 2014

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration has put a compendium of federal spectrum use online at Spectrum.gov.

April 11, 2014

An inspectors general report says the FBI failed to conduct a “more thorough assessment” of suspected bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

April 11, 2014

Those who called 911 during the failure likely were told by an automated voice that their calls could not be completed.

April 10, 2014

Lewis County residents were unable to call 911 for more than five hours after an unknown technical issue with CenturyLink caused a statewide outage with the emergency system.

April 10, 2014

After 911 outages for several hours Thursday morning in the two states, officials report the affected dispatch centers were fully operational by 8 a.m. Pacific time.

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