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
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
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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Some Good Samaritans Save a Man from His Burning Car

The cellphone footage of a few men forming a human chain and hoisting the injured driver back up to safety is a tiny beacon of hope in our garbage world.
Lauren Messman

NASA's New Self-Learning AI Could Save First Responders

AUDREY could reveal a newer, smarter generation of artificial intelligence.
Brad Bergan

Inside 'Liberty City,' Homeland Security's Site for Testing Urban Drones

The goal at the drone evaluation site is to impress public safety officials.
Shawn Musgrave