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California Park Ranger Dies of Heart Attack After Wildfire Patrol

An officer with the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks suffered a fatal heart attack after a 14-hour shift of patrolling parks and remote areas in the evacuation zone where wildfire had just destroyed more than 20 homes and prompted mandatory evacuations of 100,000 residents.

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Hawaii Police Training Leads to Errant Activation of Tsunami Alarms

A police training exercise led to the Tsunami sirens activating on the islands of Oahu and Maui, sparking a brief panic among residents.

Alabama Officer Honored for Saving Woman's Life from Floodwaters

An officer with the Hartselle Police Department was given the medal of valor for her actions in July that resulted in a woman's life being saved from deadly floodwaters.

Come Hell or High Water: Policing in Natural Disasters

Policing in an area where a natural disaster is actively unfolding presents some unique challenges. Let's examine some of them so that when tragedy strikes in your jurisdiction—whether that's a hurricane, a tornado, a flash flood, a blizzard, an earthquake, a volcano, a wildfire, or something else—you've got a handle on what you've got to handle.

Pelican Products Gears Up for 2019 National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is a time to remind and encourage Americans to take steps to prepare their homes, businesses, schools and communities for emergencies such as natural disasters. Pelican Products offers many high-quality items designed to help people navigate these extreme circumstances.

Florida Police Seize 15 Kilos of Cocaine Washed Ashore by Hurricane

Officers with the Cocoa Beach (FL) Police Department seized 15 kilos of cocaine—worth at least $300,000—that washed ashore in waves pushed by Hurricane Dorian.

Florida Officer Adopts Puppy in Advance of Hurricane's Arrival

An officer with the Fort Pierce Police Department made the season's first hurricane rescue in the jurisdiction when he adopted a puppy that was too young to be placed in a shelter as Dorian loomed in the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

South Carolina Police Warn of Slower Response Times in Hurricane Dorian

Officers with the Myrtle Beach Police Department may take longer to get to calls for service as Hurricane Dorian—which was downgraded to a Category 2 on Tuesday—passes the region, the agency warned.

Axon Announces First Successful Deployment of Axon Aid to Assist in Disaster Relief

Axon has announced the first successful deployment of its new charitable program Axon Aid, which aims to assist cities following large-scale disasters at no cost to citizens. The first pilot program for Axon Aid launched earlier this month with the Baton Rouge (LA) Police Department before Hurricane Barry hit.

Nebraska State Trooper Captures Dramatic Image of Massive Tornado

The Nebraska Highway Patrol posted an image to its Facebook page of a massive tornado with a patrol vehicle in the foreground of the photo.