When you think about going to the emergency room, odds are the thought of the waiting room could be as painful as the problem that brought you there. Some facilities are now trying a new approach to the ER by allowing people to make reservations.
Broward County Commissioners voted against a plan Tuesday that would have used county tax dollars to pay for a regional 911 system.
Soon there will be more than just one way to contact 911.
We need them the most during emergencies like approaching bad weather, And that’s why cellular providers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint have recently spent hundreds of millions of dollars improving their networks and set-up virtual emergency operations’ bunkers for all their back-up systems.
Can you tweet for emergency help, text for 9-1-1 or post a panic alarm on Facebook? Even if you do, should you expect a rescue crew? Social media is changing the world, and now it’s affecting how people reach out during a crisis. But can you count on it?
Stunned by a clear failure of evacuation and emergency procedures when it’s Costa Concordia foundered off the Tuscan coast, parent company Carnival Cruise lines announced Thursday that it would examine those procedures across the board, for every cruise line it owns, and even bring in outside help.
Normally, those about to embark on a cruise line vacation are bombarded with safety information the moment they walk onto the ship.
A water main break that affected 6 Broward cities and left a quarter million people with the possibility of no water for Christmas was fixed late Saturday night, but while water service was reestored those affected have been told to boil it until further notice, just to be safe.
The federal government is running the first ever nationwide test of its Emergency Alert System (EAS) Wednesday on every TV station, radio outlet, satellite service and cable system.
It’s been ten years since the 9/11 attacks laid bare the fact that police and firefighters couldn’t talk with one another at the World Trade Center. But it wasn’t just New York City first responders who’ve had to battle incompatible radio systems. A decade later… there remains a nationwide failure to communicate.