Tweeting in an emergency

Social media has become a useful tool for the rapid dissemination of information. Writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management, a UK team describes their investigations into whether or not the likes of Twitter ...

Firefighters tackle second wildfire in northern England

Firefighters in northern England launched a "large-scale attack" on a new moorland blaze Sunday, as emergency responders continued to battle another nearby wildfire that has been burning all week.

Emergency 911 technology struggles to keep up with the times

High school students hiding from the gunman in Parkland, Florida, were forced to whisper in calls to 911 for fear of tipping off their location. Others texted friends and family who then relayed information to emergency dispatchers ...

Creating a high-speed internet lane for emergency situations

During large disasters, like hurricanes, wildfires and terrorist attacks, people want emergency responders to arrive quickly and help people deal with the crisis. In order to do their best, police, medics, firefighters and ...

New fabric coating could thwart chemical weapons, save lives

Chemical weapons are nightmarish. In a millisecond, they can kill hundreds, if not thousands. But, in a study published in the ACS journal Chemistry of Materials, scientists report that they have developed a way to adhere ...

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