emergency

Getting prepared for a natural disaster

Medford, Ore. —  September is ‘National Preparedness Month’ – the theme for the campaign is ‘Disasters don’t plan ahead. But you can.’ That’s exactly what local emergency crews are emphasizing as well. “What are you going to do if you can’t get home …

Heroism on display after Portland blast

Portland, Ore. — (KGW) — Portland Fire & Rescue Battalion Chief Scott Beyers was among the first to respond to reports of a natural gas leak just minutes before a massive explosion Wednesday morning. Beyers walked up and down the street, making …

Texas 911 operator hangs up on callers

Houston, Texas (KPRC) — A former Houston Emergency Center 911 operator has allegedly confessed to hanging up on callers seeking emergency help because “she did not want to talk to anyone at that time,” according to Houston Police Department investigators. Crenshanda Williams, …

SOU steps up campus security for the Fall term

Ashland, Ore., — Campus security is gearing up for the year in light of the new safety recommendations put out by Governor Brown. NBC5’s Nicole Stein spoke with the security director about their plans. “I feel really safe on campus.” Incoming SOU …

Emergency prepardness fair

Medford, Ore., — Emergency agencies and non-profits from around the valley are helping families gear up for disasters. Today from 10 to 2, the “Are You Ready” fair was held at the Rogue Valley Mall. The fair gave away safety and preparedness …
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