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Colorado Sheriff's Home Destroyed, Daughters Injured by Avalanche

The sheriff was able to pull himself out and find one of his daughters before help arrived, but there was still another daughter missing.

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Off-Duty Alabama State Trooper Injured in Massive Tornado

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said that Sergeant Robert Burroughs is currently being treated in the Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital.

How to Manage Your Fleet During a Disaster

Making sure vehicles are available to respond to calls during an event like a wildfire taxes resources and requires adjusting procedures in ways you might not have considered.

Hurricane Response: Weathering the Storm

By the time Florence blew into Wilmington, a city of around 100,000 people, she was much diminished. But then came the rain.

California Department Patrols City that No Longer Exists

Officers with the Paradise (CA) Police Department find themselves with very little to do—no longer receiving calls for domestic violence, burglary, disturbing the peace, or any other incidents occurring on a typical shift before the worst wildfire in California history leveled the town in a matter of mere hours.

California FOP Seeking Donations for Officers Affected by Wildfires

The California Fraternal Order of Police is asking on its Facebook page for officers across the country to help officers—and their families—who have been affected by the devastating wildfires that have struck the state over the course of the past month.

$100K Donated to Florida LEOs, Volunteers Affected by Hurricane Michael

“This storm hit us very hard,” Sheriff Ford said, noting about 60 staff members and deputies lost their homes. “Their resolve has been inspiring. They didn’t skip a beat in serving their community.”

Police Departments Sending Truck Loads of Donations to Hurricane Victims

Members of the community joined officers with the Clearwater (FL) Police Department in gathering supplies to bring to survivors of Hurricane Michael.

Verizon Wireless Services Up and Running in Florida Panhandle

Services for Verizon's customers and first responders in the Florida Panhandle are back up and running now, providing wireless coverage essentially everywhere it was before Hurricane Michael hit.

Verizon Helping Keep First Responders Connected During Hurricane Michael

As people deal with the effects of Hurricane Michael in the Southeast, Verizon's emergency preparedness teams are working to keep emergency responders, communities, and families connected and safe.