Emergency Management

Facing an Uptick in Earthquakes, Oklahoma Consults California

After a dramatic increase in earthquakes that puts it behind only the Golden State, the Sooner State is worried about its bridges.

Security Lessons from Boston, One Year Later

The Boston Marathon bombing and response provided lessons to other cities hosting major events.

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.

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April 22, 2014

A new security policy from the FBI makes cloud computing a viable option for criminal justice information.

April 22, 2014

Authorities say security video shows the teen hopping a fence at the San Jose airport and climbing into the wheel well of a jetliner.

April 21, 2014

The use of police helicopters to transport injured people is sometimes controversial.

April 21, 2014

Wireless devices will enable users to text or tweet 911, but emergency service centers won't be able to receive those messages without expensive upgrades.

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

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

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