emergency response

Dogs lay in the grass in front of vacant lot in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on February 5, 2013. The Ninth Ward suffered the worst damage from Hurricane Katrina that occured in 2005 after multiple breaches in the levees of at least four canals.  (photo credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Since Katrina, Better Disaster Response Helps Connect Pets And People

Outside the nearly 2,000 human fatalities from Hurricane Katrina, the disaster displaced or killed hundreds of thousands of dogs, cats and other animals at a time when rescues focused on people and pets were left behind.

08/19/2015

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LA Police, Firefighters Stage Drill To Hone Mass-Shooting Response

In the wake of the Isla Vista rampage and several other mass shootings across the country, Los Angeles police and firefighters staged a drill Thursday to sharpen their emergency-response skills.

06/26/2014

A Los Angeles Airport Police officer stands in front of Terminal 3 security screeners, the site of shooting scene, after law enforcement official completed their investigation and prepare to re-open the terminal at Los Angeles International Airport November 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The airport is almost back to normal operations a day after a man pulled an assault rifle and shot his way through security at Terminal 3, killing one Transportation Security Administration worker and wounding several others. Federal officials identified the alleged gunman as Paul Ciancia, 23, of New Jersey. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Airport Commission Reports 130 Suggestions To Improve LAX Security, Emergency Response

Quarterly reports were announced Monday to be made on the implementation of some 130 steps aimed at improving responses to emergency situations and avoiding a repeat of failures that occurred during a fatal November shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, according to the city’s airport-oversight agency.

04/21/2014

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50 Tons Of Medical Supplies Head For Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

Fifty tons of much-needed medical supplies departed from Los Angeles this weekend for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

11/24/2013

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Drill To Prepare First Responders For The ‘Big One’

First responders from across Los Angeles County are practicing for the “big one” Thursday in a drill designed to measure the response to a magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/21/2013

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Take Charge In Your Community By Joining ‘Chiron Crisis Response Team’

David Singer, from The Chiron Crisis Response Team, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to encourage volunteers to help out in their communities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2011