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.
Security at the biggest mall in Virginia called dispatch reporting a man with a "big assault rifle." Dozens of cops and a SWAT team evacuated the mall to search for the man and the weapon.
False secondhand report
We've had dozens of attempted attacks by radicalized Islamist terrorists here in the United States since 9/11, and only in the case of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was there any degree of 'success' on the part of the attacker - Full Story
Police closed the highway that runs along San Francisco's western coast and warned all citizens to stay away from beaches. Residents of low-lying areas were advised to seek higher ground.
Police scanner audio
Originally developed as a spreadsheet after Columbine, the system has evolved into a sophisticated Internet-based program that can be accessed from desktops, police cruisers and PDAs/smartphones - Full Story