FDNY Commissioner Blames February Ambulance Response Time Increase On Snow, IceAmbulance response time to life-threatening situations increased last month in New York City to an average of 11 minutes and seven seconds.
Judge Rejects City's Evacuation Plans For The Disabled During EmergenciesA federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.
Student Charged In CCSU Gun Scare That Prompted LockdownThe student's mother told the Hartford Courant the incident was a misunderstanding, and friends of his said the samurai outfit he was wearing was his Halloween costume.
Judge Tosses Suit Filed By Family Of Woman Who Died Waiting For Help In 2010 BlizzardThe family lost on a technicality. Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Margaret Chan said that under an obscure law, the city can't be held liable for delays in care unless a 911 call is made by the injured person or an immediate family member.
City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response TimesEmergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city's new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.
17-Year Cicadas Begin To Emerge In Tri-State AreaThe 17-year cicadas are emerging, and for the next few weeks, millions will be filling the night with their ominous buzz.
Port Authority Police Officers Prepare To Save Lives In The Event Of Air Catastrophe Over WaterMechanical failure, human errors, and acts of terror pose a constant threat to commercial airliners, and with three international airports in the New York area, the possibility of a devastating crash is constantly looming.
Study: Genetics And Upbringing May Affect How Some People Behave During A CrisisPeople who typically take charge of situations, people who respond sympathetically to others and people who are generally hopeful, are much more likely to intervene.
Emergency Drill At JFK Helps First Responders Prepare For The WorstFederal, state, and local authorities donned HAZMAT suits and took part in a terror response drill at JFK airport on Saturday night.
Police Identify Motorcyclist In Fatal BQE CrashThey said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.
Pipe Bomb Loaded With Nails Explodes In Fair Lawn, N.J.An investigation is ongoing following a terrifying explosion rocks a small town in Bergen County on Sunday night. A pipe bomb sent shrapnel flying into yards and homes
OSHA: Theater Inspections To Include Emergency Plan ReviewThe federal agency that governs workplace safety has sent a letter to 63 New York City theaters saying future inspections of the venues will include reviews of their emergency action plans.