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The Mass Emergency Response topic contains stories about large-scale attacks or threats, often involving terrorism, active-shooter situations, or bombings. Such events require several departments and agencies to respond to the same incident, making clear communication a priority.
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October 30, 2012

Floodwaters force fire and police departments to relocate

Two flooded NJ towns set off frantic rescue, as first responders are moved to neighboring businesses - Full Story
October 30, 2012

NJ officer calls hurricane ‘total devastation’

Sergeant hopes America gets a good look at what Hurricane Sandy did - Full Story
October 26, 2012

Mo. officers honored for Joplin tornado efforts

Officers were honored for helping restore order after devastating storm - Full Story
October 22, 2012

Michigan roadway shootings prompt school lockdowns

Five schools kept children off playgrounds and nervous commuters changed their routes Monday as authorities searched for a suspect in more than 20 random, unsolved shootings - Full Story
October 19, 2012
Texas A&M evacuates campus after bomb threat

Texas A&M evacuates campus after bomb threat

The evacuation order was posted on the university's website Friday as a "Code Maroon" warning - Full Story
August 13, 2012
Report criticizes Norway police massacre response

Report criticizes Norway police massacre response

Commission says authorities could have prevented or interrupted the attacks by far-right fanatic Anders Behring Breivik - Full Story
July 26, 2012

Colo. massacre: Officers pleaded for medics as ambulance idled nearby

One officer in an urgent voice bluntly demanded ambulances, another said he would take a victim in his car - Full Story
July 22, 2012

NM agencies drill in large-scale response exercise

During Operation Aztec, state, local, and federal entities will conduct a series of activities next week to test and enhance coordinated response capabilities to wide-spread threats - Full Story
May 04, 2012

NYC report: 911 system beset by delays, errors

Report says city's fire and police departments are not working together to prepare for a surge in calls that would come with a massive crisis - Full Story
April 16, 2012
Va. Tech marking 5 years since campus massacre

Va. Tech marking 5 years since campus massacre

The April 16, 2007, massacre was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history - Full Story

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