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N Ih 35 Svrd Sb / E 41st St - Traffic Hazard

| 30.297656 | -97.718117 | Traffic Hazard | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:07:24 GMT
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FEMA Offers Rebuilding Tips at Collier County Home Improvement Store

FEMA - News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:43

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the location below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

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Categories: Emergency Management

GA Sheriff Uses Humorous Facebook Posts to Discourage Drivers from Testing Icy Roads

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:34

The Oconee County (GA) Sheriff’s Office used Facebook to let people know that driving in the snow and ice that fell this week isn’t worth it.

The recent onslaught of winter weather had the region shut down, or it should have, except people don’t listen and insisted on driving. While the winter weather wouldn’t have been considered extreme in many parts of the country, Georgians are not known for their winter driving skills. A light dusting of snow is enough to shut down schools, the Tribunist reports.

So the Sheriff's Office took the proactive step of warning locals to stay home.

Some of the posts read:

“I know what y’all are doing. You looked out the window and saw your driveway and the 87 feet of road you can see looks good so you head into town. Folks….there is STILL ICE ON THE ROAD. There is LOTS of ice on the road. A Coke truck hit a chicken truck what ran off in the ditch on 441…in the meantime some dude rolled his pickup on the Loop…and there are cars in ditches all over the county.”

“I know you need cigarettes, beer and wine to get you through having your kids at home. Can you just do without for a day? Stay home.”

There was also a post directed at transplants from the North who tend to laugh at local winter weather. It reads:

"If a Deputy is directing you to not travel down a roadway, he or she probably has a good reason for doing so. The fact that you are from Wisconsin and “this ain’t sh..” is really not pertinent."

 

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired Over Murder Stats

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:34

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Confusion was rampant inside Baltimore Police headquarters on Friday following Mayor Catherine Pugh’s announcement that she had fired Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, as other top commanders had their access to the building and their cell phone service cut off, according to sources within the department.

Pugh announced Friday morning that she was replacing Davis with one of his three deputy commissioners: Darryl DeSousa, head of the patrol bureau.

As the news was being announced, the two other deputy commissioners — Dean Palmere, head of the criminal investigations bureau, and Jason Johnson, head of the strategic services bureau — had their access to headquarters cut off, the sources told the Baltimore Sun.

"My decision is because I'm impatient," Pugh said at a news conference at City Hall. "My decision is based on the fact that we need to get these [murder] numbers down. ... I'm looking for new and creative, innovative ways to change what we're seeing here every day."

While violent crime rates in Baltimore have been notoriously high for decades, Baltimore ended 2017 with 343 killings, bringing the annual homicide rate to its highest ever — roughly 56 killings per 100,000 people. Baltimore, which has shrunk over decades, currently has about 615,000 inhabitants, the New York Daily News reports.

 

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Possible Measles Exposure at Waxahachie Movie Theater

Media - KXAS NBC5 DFW - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:33


The Texas Department of State Health Services is warning people who were at the ShowBiz Cinemas in Waxahachie on Jan. 9 that they may have been exposed to measles.

Photo Credit: NBC10

Daughter claims NYPD left her mother to die in smoke filled high-rise hallway

Statter 911 - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:32

Daughter says she begged NYPD to let them shelter in place

The post Daughter claims NYPD left her mother to die in smoke filled high-rise hallway appeared first on Statter911.

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84 Texas Burn Bans - 1/19/2018 1:57:21 PM

Texas - Burn Bans by County - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:30
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APD Weekend: No Refusal DWI Enforcement Initiative

Austin (TX) Police - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:27

The Austin Police Department (APD) No Refusal Weekend DWI Initiative will resume today, Friday, January 19, 2018 and will last through Sunday, January 21, 2018. The initiative will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.

The next initiative will begin Friday, January 26 and last through Sunday, January, 28, 2018 and will be operational 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.
 
During No Refusal, detectives will assist in applying for blood search warrants in cases where a suspect under arrest for DWI refuses to provide a voluntary sample of breath or blood. By expanding the initiative to all weekends instead of just holidays, APD hopes to deter drinking and driving when it is most likely to occur.

“No Refusal is not about making as many arrests as we can,” Lt. Blake Johnson with APD’s Highway Enforcement Unit said. "It’s about keeping unsafe drivers off Austin roadways and keeping the public safe. No Refusal ensures that we have solid blood alcohol content evidence of every arrest and as such enhances our ability to prosecute people who drive drunk and put others in danger.”

Weekends are often associated with parties and gatherings where alcohol is present. This initiative reminds everyone that area law enforcement agencies encourage them to make the responsible choice not to drive if they are impaired in any way. Know before you go, get home safe. APD is focused on saving lives in the Austin metropolitan area and making roadways safe through education and enforcement.
 

FEMA Offers Rebuilding Tips At South Florida Home Improvement Stores

FEMA - News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:26

ORLANDO, Fla. – FEMA specialists will be available in the locations below to answer questions and offer tips and techniques for building hazard-resistant homes to help prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most information is geared toward do-it-yourself work and general contractors. Topics will include rebuilding flooded homes, elevating utilities and flood insurance.

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Categories: Emergency Management

0 Fm 2222 Rd / N Fm 620 Rd - Crash Urgent

| 30.403691 | -97.854068 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:19:34 GMT
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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (NY)

Law Enforcement LODD - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:19
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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Announces Retirement

Police Magazine - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:18

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Charlie Beck, the son of a police officer whose own career with the Los Angeles Police Department spanned four decades, announced Friday that he will retire early, ending an eight-year tenure as police chief before finishing out the remainder of his second term.

Beck made the abrupt announcement during a press conference Friday with Mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss the city’s crime trends. His retirement is effective June 27, KTLA reports.

Beck, 64, was sworn in as chief in 2009, an appointee of then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who had the backing of the rank-and-file officers.

Serving the citizens of Los Angeles for over 40 years has been the honor of a lifetime. Leading the men and women of the #LAPD -my family- has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of. Today, I am announcing my retirement effective June 27th of this year.

— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) January 19, 2018

Beck said in a tweet, "The department is ready for fresh eyes to take our organization to even higher levels." He also pledged to "work hard" every day until he leaves the office.

 

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Media Advisory - Emergency Management Accreditation Program Ceremony

State - RI Emergency Management - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:15
MEDIA ADVISORY Emergency Management Accreditation Program Ceremony The State of Rhode Island Receives National Accreditation for the Emergency Management Program What: The State Rhode Island will receive their National Emergency Management Standard Accreditation from...

5700 S Ih 35 Sb - Crash Urgent

SHELBY LN TO S IH 35 SB RAMP/S 35 SB TO WILLIAM CANNON RAMP | 30.198184 | -97.764492 | Crash Urgent | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:14:05 GMT
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607 E Anderson Ln Svrd Eb - Crash Service

CHEVY CHASE DR/E ANDERSON EB TO IH 35 SB RAMP | 30.339857 | -97.701557 | Crash Service | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:13:37 GMT
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98% of US States and Territories on Track for Compliance Ahead of REAL ID Deadline

Dept. of Homeland Security News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:04
Release Date: January 19, 2018

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

DHS Enforcing Critical Identification Requirements to Protect the Homeland

WASHINGTON - Beginning January 22, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin enforcing compliance with the Real ID Act to better protect the American people. Fifty-five out of fifty-six states and territories are currently compliant or have received an extension until October 10, 2018. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state or territory that is compliant or has an extension to become compliant with REAL ID requirements may continue to use their licenses as usual.

As of today, American Samoa is the only territory still under review. DHS has worked extensively with every state and territory to provide time, technical assistance, and grants to support compliance with the REAL ID security requirements.

BACKGROUND ON REAL ID

Based on a recommendation of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, REAL ID is a coordinated effort by the states and the federal government to inhibit terrorists’ ability to evade detection by using fraudulently-obtained driver’s licenses and identification cards. The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005, and is designed to ensure that people boarding a flight or entering a federal building are who they say they are.

REAL ID established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. This includes incorporating anti-counterfeiting technology, preventing insider fraud, and using documentary evidence and record checks to ensure a person is who he or she claims to be. It also prohibits federal agencies from accepting non-compliant licenses and identification cards for access to federal facilities, nuclear power plants, and commercial aircraft. The goal of REAL ID is to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards used for Federal official purposes.

Because of the potential for confusion about the REAL ID enforcement milestones, residents can use the following guidelines to be fully informed and prepared.

  • Be aware of your state’s status. You can check if your state is REAL ID compliant or has an extension at www.dhs.gov/real-id.
  • Read answers to frequently asked questions at www.dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs.
  • Bring identity documents to the airport that are acceptable for flying domestically. TSA provides a list of acceptable documents at www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification. If you need to obtain a new form of ID, please allow sufficient processing time before you travel. For example, the current processing times for U.S. passports are 6-8 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service.

DHS is working closely with all states and territories to implement their REAL ID requirements and stands ready to provide additional assistance as needed. The women and men of DHS will continue to work tirelessly to put protections in place to keep our country and our people safe.

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Topics:  Air, DHS Enterprise, Federal Building Security, Transportation Security, Verifying Identity Keywords:  dhs, REAL ID Act of 2005, TSA
Categories: Homeland Security

Crestline’s 2018 ambulance product showcase

EMS-1 Products - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:47
SASKATOON, Canada — Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance and specialty vehicle manufacturing, released its annual product showcase ebook. The downloadable ebook provides an inside look into how Crestline product is manufactured to be the safest and most durable product in the marketplace. Readers will also learn how Crestline is continuing advances in ambulance safety and patient care ...
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S 1ST ST / CLARKE ST - Crash Service

| 30.225666 | -97.769989 | Crash Service | Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:40:54 GMT
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Man from Ontario arrested for a felony after driving with 12 suspensions on his license in Conklin

State - NY Police - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:37

On January 17, 2018, at about 2:50 p.m., New York State Police from Binghamton arrested Anthony D. Middletown, age 59, of Cobourg, Ontario for the felony of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree and other traffic violations.

Categories: Law Enforcement

Video shows off-duty trooper rescuing woman from burning car

Police One - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:31

By PoliceOne Staff

MIAMI — An off-duty trooper sprung into action to rescue a woman whose car was engulfed in flames following a crash.

WSVN reports that Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Yenir Dinaz Bueno was working an off-duty contraction job Nov. 29 when he witnessed the accident. The unconscious woman was trapped inside the passenger seat as her car became engulfed in flames.

The trooper desperately tried to get her out after the passenger door appeared to be jammed. After another trooper used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames, the troopers were able to pull the woman out of the burning vehicle.

The woman was badly injured, but she managed to survive.

“You don’t need words. Just look at the video, you’ll see the things that the officers, all of us, we go through on a daily basis,” said FHP Trooper Alvaro Feola. “This is what we do. This is what we go through everyday. You know, we’re police officers 24/7.”


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