Rescue Services

How to help the victims of a Surfside building collapse

By Ashley Vaughan, CNN On Thursday, June 24, around 1:30 a.m., about 55 condominiums fell to the ground, most with residents asleep inside in the town of Surfside, just north of Miami, Florida. As families anxiously await updates on missing loved ones, there are ways to make sure they aren’t alone in this situation. Organizations are on the ground to ...

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NIST Prize Challenge Kicks off Unmanned Aircraft Research in Search and Rescue – Homeland Security Today

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new competition to advance the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in first responder search and rescue operations . Named the First Responder UAS Triple Challenge, this competition includes three challenges with three different focus areas, all aimed at advancing UAS technology to support critical ...

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Spanish police arrest 2 over Atlantic migrant tragedy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Spanish police said on Wednesday they had arrested two people for alleged responsibility in the deaths of more than 20 migrants who perished last month as they attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean to the Canary Islands . Police said in a statement they detained the alleged human trafficker and the alleged captain of the craft ...

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Airliner carrying 28 people crashes in eastern Russia

MOSCOW – A small Russian airliner that is believed to carry 28 people crashed in the country’s far east on Tuesday, local emergency services said. The Antonov AN-26 was located a few kilometers from the airport in a coastal town on the Kamchatka Peninsula, the TASS news agency reported citing local emergency service officials. No survivors have been reported. The ...

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Mountain Rescue Volunteer and GP Receive Distinguished Service Award for Work During Pandemic

A mountain rescue volunteer and general practitioner received a Distinguished Service Award from the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association for her work during the pandemic. As a doctor, Paula Cook has been on the front lines to protect patients from the pandemic – but as a mountain rescue volunteer, the safety of her friends has also fallen on ...

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All 28 Aboard Missing Russian Plane Fear Death: Live Updates | Aviation News

A decades-old passenger plane disappeared in the far eastern Russian peninsula of Kamchatka on Tuesday, and all 28 people on board – including at least one child – are believed to have died, local officials and media said. The aircraft, an Antonov An-26 turboprop twin engine in service since 1982, was en route between the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Palana, ...

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Miami-Dade mayor becomes face of response to condo collapse

SURFSIDE, Fla .– Since the Champlain Towers South condo tower collapsed 12 days ago, the mayor of Miami-Dade County has made daily appearances in front of a group of television cameras. As Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, 65, sought to appease victims and locals, explain the work of first responders, and deliver chilling news about the missing and dead, she has ...

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20210705 Governor DeSantis Provides Update on State Response Efforts to Surfside Building Collapse

7/5/2021 This morning, Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez, Florida Emergency Management Division (FDEM) Director Kevin Guthrie and Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett for a media briefing to provide updates on the response to the Surfside building collapse. The full remarks regarding the current response from this morning’s press conference are available here. Vicegobernadora Jeanette Nuñez también ...

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