Emergency Management

FirstNet Explained

FirstNet, the proposed nationwide broadband public safety network, is big, expensive and complicated. Here are a few basic things you need to know.

What’s the Best Way to Deliver Emergency Management Training?

California’s training chief, Curry Mayer, addresses effective emergency management education.

The Story Behind #530slide: Social Media During Emergency Response

The recent mudslide in Oso, Wash., showed the power of social media during times of crisis.

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.

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April 18, 2014

The morbid makeup ensures that emergency responders have realistic-looking victims for disaster preparation drills.

April 18, 2014

FirstNet began negotiations with eight testbed jurisdictions, and the projects that did reach agreements should help shape the FirstNet network.

April 18, 2014

Portland, Ore., Commissioner Nick Fish says dumping 38 million gallons of water is the "conservative but correct" decision.

April 17, 2014

Amid concerns about dispatch times, the Dane County, Wis., 911 center will start having dispatchers alert responders more quickly for serious emergencies.

April 17, 2014

One state university could get $15 million in federal money to support programs that train police how to address situations like the recent Fort Hood shooting.

April 16, 2014

When the owner of a small tech firm shared the discovery with utility security officials, the DHS advised power grid operators to upgrade their software.

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

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

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.

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