Emergency Management

The World Health Organization defines an emergency as a state in which normal procedures are interrupted and immediate measures must be taken to prevent any further risk to communities. Our Emergency Management topic features information on emergency planning and training, including working with state and federal emergency management agencies, dispatch, emergency communications, disaster recovery, climate adaptation and other risk management strategies.

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“I hope by inviting a current 911 dispatcher, I am able to bring awareness to this important issue and my bill, the 911 Saves Act to finally give them the recognition and resources they need and deserve,” Rep. Norma Torres said
Beauport Ambulance Service brings additional EMT training to the Cape Ann area
New Mexico tops the list of U.S. states in terms of 911 call frequency, with 1,169 calls per 1,000 residents
Cellphone carriers are now required to send first responders based on the location of the caller, rather than the nearest cell tower
Artificial intelligence is being tested to see how it can answer non-emergency calls, reducing dispatchers’ workload
Costa Mesa firefighters, Project Independence members gave disaster preparedness training to adults living with intellectual disabilities
U.S. Fire Administrator Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell presided over the event that focused on current problems in the fire service
Hawaiian Electric President Shelee Kimura acknowledged the company’s downed power line cause the first fire
Communities across the country pay tribute with moments of silence, tolling bells, candlelight vigils and other activities
Idalia is expected to make landfall Wednesday bringing storm surge and flooding
Idalia is expected to make landfall Wednesday, bringing storm surges and flooding
Over 100 deaths are confirmed and approximately 1,000 people are unaccounted for in the Lahaina fire
President Joe Biden met with officials and first responders in the aftermath of a wildfire that killed at least 115 people
Emergency Management Agency Administrator Herman Andaya said he had no regrets for not activating emergency sirens