Kids Taught To Prevent, Handle Emergencies In New AppA new Red Cross app is aiming to teach children about emergency preparedness while making it fun.
Gov. Scott Issues State Of Emergency Ahead Of StormTropical Storm Karen continues to churn towards the gulf coast and as the storm nears the region, Governor Rick Scott has issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency in 18 North Florida counties.
Pompano Beach Residents Should Be Prepared For Emergency CallPompano Beach residents and business owners will receive a phone call from city officials about an emergency disaster.
MIA Firefighters Demonstrate Skills After San Francisco Crash and FireFive, big Miami-Dade foam pumper trucks gushed thousands of gallons of fire retardant chemical on an imaginary burning airliner Monday afternoon in a training area in the middle of the airport. Television news crews, invited to witness the event, rolled as the trucks pressed closer and closer to the "burning aircraft" applying the flame smothering foam.
ER By Appointment Being TestedWhen 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 Commissioners Defeat Regional 911 PlanBroward County Commissioners voted against a plan Tuesday that would have used county tax dollars to pay for a regional 911 system.
FCC Fast Tracks Text-To-911 ServiceSoon there will be more than just one way to contact 911.
What To Expect From Your Cell Phone Provider During A Storm 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.
Using Social Media To Contact 9-1-1Can 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?
Carnival Announces Company Wide Safety Audit After Concordia DisasterStunned 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.
Coast Guard: Safety Maneuvers Critical In Cruise Ship DisastersNormally, those about to embark on a cruise line vacation are bombarded with safety information the moment they walk onto the ship.
Water Outage Fixed, 250 Thousand In Broward Under Boil Water OrderA 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.