Ambulance response time to life-threatening situations increased last month in New York City to an average of 11 minutes and seven seconds.
A 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Emergency 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.
The 17-year cicadas are emerging, and for the next few weeks, millions will be filling the night with their ominous buzz.
Mechanical 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.
People who typically take charge of situations, people who respond sympathetically to others and people who are generally hopeful, are much more likely to intervene.
Federal, state, and local authorities donned HAZMAT suits and took part in a terror response drill at JFK airport on Saturday night.
They said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.
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
The 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.
Using the Japan nuclear crisis as a worst case scenario, the Westchester Board of Legislators was set to meet to explore the disaster preparedness plan at the Indian Point Nuclear power plant.
If the person is killed, incapacitated or seriously injured in an accident, law enforcement personnel would use the registry to notify the emergency contact.