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Earth, Wind, and Fire: Public and Police Response to Natural Disasters

The love and grace and kindness and compassion shown by police and citizens in the wake of natural disasters is a heartwarming reminder that the best in people is frequently found in the worst of times.

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CT Trooper Dies After Being Swept into River by Storm

State police found the sergeant’s car then had to search another few hours before finding the trooper, who had been swept away by flood waters. He was taken by Life Star helicopter to the hospital. His injuries are reportedly critical.

NJ Officers Swept Away in Floodwaters Fire Their Guns to Summon Help

Officer James Hoffman's patrol car started taking on water, then started floating away — sliding sideways about 100 yards into deeper water. He ditched his bulky duty vest, climbed through a window and started swimming. He found a tree and held on.

Police Chief of Louisiana Town Says Ida Hit Worse Than Katrina

“When the roof started to come apart and the building trembled, we all got scared. We’re grown men but you do have fear in you, no matter what job you’re in, and we felt it,” Chief Scooter Resweber said.

New York Officers and Firefighters Head to Louisiana for Hurricane Response

Task Force One, the NYPD and FDNY’s Urban Search and Rescue team geared up and headed down south on Sunday as Ida was making landfall as a category four hurricane.

FirstNet Expands Fleet of Deployable Emergency Network Assets

FirstNet users now have access to a dedicated fleet of more than 100 land-based and airborne portable cell sites, all at no additional charge.

First Responder Broadband and the Year from Hell

Dedicated emergency cellular networks have helped law enforcement officers and agencies communicate during the many crises of 2020.

The Year from Hell

We’ve never seen anything like 2020, and let’s hope and pray we never see it again.

Michigan Sheriff Plans to Use Armored Vehicle Acquired from DOD 1033 Program to Rescue Flood Victims

The Bay County (MI) Sheriff’s Office is standing at ready to deploy a 39,000-pound military-grade vehicle if needed to rescue people affected by flooding after the failure of Edenville Dam and breach of Sanford Dam, both in neighboring Midland County, the sheriff said.

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Georgia Officer Shielded Her Children with Her Body as Tornado Destroyed Her Home

Officer Emily Blackmon told Fox 5 that as the storm closed in on her home, she was listening to the radio when and heard her street mentioned. That's when she and her children jumped in the bathtub.

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