Emergency Services/First Responders


  • New Hyundai concept could be the first responder of the future

    January 8, 2019

    It sounds like a whacky concept, but Hyundai’s four-legged car has a serious role to play in rescuing people from natural disasters. The maker will reveal its plans for a natural disaster master at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Car companies are increasingly becoming involved in CES, recognising the opportunity it presents to ...

  • CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US

    December 28, 2018

    Emergency 911 services in some US states have gone down yesterday and today due to a massive outage reported at several CenturyLink data centers. According to a CenturyLink status page, the outage began at around 12pm ET on December 27, and work started on resolving the issue at around 7am ET today, although not all services have ...

  • Salford chemical incident: Residents told to keep windows and doors shut as firefighters battle ammonia leak overnight

    December 27, 2018

    Fire crews have spent the night battling a chemical leak in Salford. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service declared a hazmat incident at a cash and carry in Langley Road South, following an ammonia leak. A number of roads around the site, including Langley Road South, were closed by police. People living nearby were advised to keep their ...

  • Hazmat team combs raided apartment in Niagara Falls after FBI agents get sick

    December 27, 2018

    A Niagara County hazmat team and police from at least two agencies swarmed a unit at the Packard Court Apartments in Niagara Falls Wednesday after several members of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force got sick in the wake of a Dec. 14 raid that resulted in the arrest of the occupant for possessing drugs, ...