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The real threat to fire management is death by a thousand cuts, each breakdown leading to shutdowns, each partisan group extracting a concession, that together so encumber the practice that it can’t be implemented.
They've been celebrated as heroes. This week, that temporary workforce of about 60 staff with the Sonoma County, Calif., Department of Health Services will be reduced by a third.
In a 6-3 ruling Thursday, the Supreme Court overturned a century-old law in New York state, citing it as a violation of the Second Amendment. The outcome could influence gun laws currently on the books in other states.
The state Departments of Environmental Quality, Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Public Health and Human Services caution residents against potentially contaminated floodwaters in the Yellowstone River basin.
For now, this is a trial run. Guilford County Schools is borrowing these Evolv Express touchless body scanners before deciding whether to lease them for its traditional high schools across the district.
The Bryx platform is a fully integrated cloud-based platform designed to aid in emergency response by providing first responders with real-time information and direct messaging tools.
FEMA has provided more than $1 billion in public assistance grants to Massachusetts to reimburse pandemic-related expenses. Nearly $6.6 million will go to UMass Amherst.
With massive crowds lining Market Street, it was challenging for emergency services to respond to these calls, Mary Ellen Carroll, the lead for the city's Department of Emergency Management, wrote on Twitter.
The possibility of a school shooting in Yakima is grim, but it is one that's been on the minds of many parents and educators after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Billings, Mont., officials have been working for the past year to create mobile response teams through the Fire Department that could dispatch EMTs to service calls for people who are in distress.
Since the devastation Oregon experienced in 2020, wildfire season summons a sense of urgency. Local fire marshals and forest experts say the area's particularly wet spring doesn't mean wildfire season isn't a concern.
A two-dose COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to five years was approved by the Federal Drug Administration yesterday. If CDC advisers give it the greenlight, vaccinations could start June 21.
Damage from a supercell storm that moved through the area Monday has residents without electricity for cooling even as the heat index rises above 100 degrees. An excessive heat warning remains in effect through Wednesday.
The plan, though not finalized, would bolster mental health for children, improve school safety and give bulletproof shields to school police officers.
County supervisors on Monday held budget hearings for the 2022-23 fiscal year that begins July 1. They seemed to favor giving at least $5.4 million in general fund money for fuel reduction, perhaps as a starting point.