Verizon tries to douse criticism, touts “priority access” for first responders

Enlarge / Cal Fire firefighters monitor a back fire while battling the Medocino Complex fire on August 7, 2018 near Lodoga, California. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Verizon officials were contrite and apologetic during a California State Assembly committee hearing that was convened Friday to examine mobile Internet throttling experienced by firefighters during recent blazes. “We […]

AT&T opens its public safety network to volunteer first responders

AT&T’s approach to a public safety network has been available for a while, but only for emergency crews that supply phones and plans. That’s not much good if you’re a volunteer firefighter or otherwise have to bring your own device. However, you won’t be out of the loop for long. AT&T has launched FirstNet plans […]

9-1-1 Promo: See Connie Britton and Angela Bassett as First Responders

When an emergency arises… we can’t think of anyone we’d rather have on the case than the cast of 9-1-1. We got our first look at Ryan Murphy’s star-studded new Fox drama in a promo that aired Friday during the World Series — and which you can watch above. The story centers on first responders […]

‘Incredible character’: Trump praises first responders during Las Vegas visit

Published time: 4 Oct, 2017 22:09 President Trump praised the professionalism of first responders, law enforcement, doctors and other medical staff during his visit in Las Vegas, just three days after a gunman opened fire on concertgoers, leaving 58 dead and over 500 injured. “The people of Nevada, and the extraordinary city, have shown the […]

First Canada-wide study of first responders suggests much higher frequency of mental disorders

Results from Canada’s first national survey looking at operational stress injuries among first responders such as police, paramedics, firefighters and 911 operators suggest they are much more likely to develop a mental disorder than the general population. CBC | Health News

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Seyllou / AFP / Getty Images A volunteer and a soldier carry a victim across the mud after the partial collapse of a hillside. DAKAR — Sidi Tunis was on his way to work at Sierra Leone’s parliament in the capital of Freetown when he saw the first images of the mudslides. As more and […]

The policeman killed on the Champs-Elysees was one of the first responders at the 2015 Bataclan terror attack

Thomson Reuters PARIS (AP) — The Paris police officer who was shot to death while at work on the French capital’s most famous boulevard had seen firsthand the horror that could be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group. Xavier Jugele was one of the officers who raced to the Bataclan concert […]