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Why Rural Communities Are Struggling to Provide Emergency Services
As more and more people leave small towns for the city.
The Burnout and Escapism Issue
Volunteers Under Fire
All over the US and Canada, rural communities are grappling with how to provide vital emergency services to citizens amid rapid population migration into cities.
Ex-Cop Turned Psychologist Trains the NYPD on Cases Involving Mentally Ill People
Can a cop successfully play the role of a mental health professional?
Ohio city council member wants 911 to ignore drug overdose calls
On the Matterhorn, Air Zermatt Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death
The Matterhorn is hugely popular with skiers and climbers, but this beautiful mountain can also be deadly. We spent some time with Air Zermatt, a rescue team dedicated to saving lives on 'the Horn'.
Proposed National Law Would Crack Down on Swatters with Serious Jail Time
The Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015 would criminalize swatting with up to five years of prison time—more if someone actually gets hurt.
The FBI Says Hackers Are Targeting Emergency Services
As 911 gets more technologically advanced, the vulnerability to cyberattack increases.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
You're Clogging Up the 911 Line with Your Butt Dials
New research says 30 percent of 911 dials are accidental.
The Future of Emergency Calls Is Texting
A new report argues that UK emergency call systems should be updated for the smartphone age.