first responders


I'm a Paramedic, Please Stop Asking Me About the Worst Thing I've Ever Seen

As a first responder, I’ve been asked this question countless times. Trust me, you don’t want to know.
Alex Miniato

23 dead after massive tornado rips through rural Alabama — and the death toll is expected to rise

"It looks like someone took a giant knife and scraped the ground," one county sheriff said.
Emma Ockerman
net neutrality

Pissed Off by Verizon, Firefighters Join the Fight to Restore Net Neutrality

First responders join a chorus of angry Americans tired of big telecom’s nonsense.
Karl Bode
california wildfires

California’s largest wildfire ever has destroyed an area nearly the size of Los Angeles

The Mendocino fire complex has consumed an area almost as large as Los Angeles.
Kathleen Caulderwood
killer bees

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."
Becky Ferreira

Scorching-hot ash from Guatamala volcano is derailing rescue efforts

Beneath the surface of the ash temperatures as high as 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Kathleen Caulderwood
You're Smarter Than That

You Can’t Overdose on Fentanyl by Touching It

The opioid isn't easily absorbed through the skin, no matter what viral headlines say.
Maia Szalavitz
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Drunk and Disorderly Call Led Cops to Potential 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

Police found explosive chemicals, bottled urine, and a lunchbox bomb at a Florida home.
Drew Schwartz
first responders

Ham Radio Hobbyists Are Connecting the Caribbean After Hurricane Maria

The storm silenced much of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But a volunteer network of hams are helping people reach their loved ones.
Sarah Emerson
mental health

Why Our First Responders Are So Burned Out

Their empathy can actually work against them.
Cindy Lamothe
Hospital Confessions

Terror, Shipwreck, Guns: 24 Hours in a Karachi Ambulance

Who would risk their safety to tend to the injured in a city caught between poverty and violence?
Samira Shackle

Emergency Workers Now Have Access to Military-Grade Drones

These drones want to give EMTs, traffic police and other clients an “eye in the sky” to help them respond to emergencies quicker.
Meredith Rutland Bauer