Emergency Services are critical when response is needed to life's dangerous situations. Find topics related to FEMA, firefighters, 9-1-1 and the Amber Alert.
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Natural disasters may not pair well with the COVID-19 pandemic. For America to brace the impact, it needs to prepare now.
By Ari Kelo
President Harry Truman signed it into law in 1950 and it's been invoked many times ever since. Should President Donald Trump be using it more to help health care workers?
By John Donovan
What is the Waffle House Index anyway, and does the Federal Emergency Management Agency really use it to gauge local disasters?
By Sarah Gleim
Some legal experts say that the U.S. government lacks the authority to close state borders or quarantine entire cities to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Others aren't so sure.
The 2018 California wildfires have called attention to the private firefighting industry. Can anyone hire a private, personal firefighting team?
Unlike other emergency alerts, you can't opt out of this one.
By Sarah Gleim
Two consecutive 2017 hurricanes nearly exhausted FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund before Congress replenished it. But will that always happen?
It's an all too terrifying reality: Thousands of children are kidnapped each year. The AMBER Alert system gets the word out quickly when a child is taken. Find out how AMBER Alert works.
By Kevin Bonsor
Many buildings in my area have a big red, yellow and blue diamond-shaped sign with numbers on it. Do you know what this sign means?