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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Scorching-hot ash from Guatamala volcano is derailing rescue efforts
Beneath the surface of the ash temperatures as high as 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit.
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You Can’t Overdose on Fentanyl by Touching It
The opioid isn't easily absorbed through the skin, no matter what viral headlines say.
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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.
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.
Why Our First Responders Are So Burned Out
Their empathy can actually work against them.
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?
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.
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