Now Hear This: Emergency Agencies Turn Off Radio EncryptionSome police and fire departments are bucking a trend to conceal dispatch communications from the public, acknowledging that radio encryption has the potential to backfire and put first responders in danger.
Connecticut Unveils New App For Emergencies
Trumbull Dentist's Office Evacuated After Chemical SpillOfficials say 15 people were evacuated and six were hospitalized after a hazardous chemical spill occurred at a dental practice in Trumbull.
Man Charged with Making Fake Emergency CallsA 35-year-old Great Barrington, Massachusetts, man is accused of interfering with emergency radio transmissions in Connecticut.
Suspect Sought in Fake Emergency Calls
Technology Tips For The StormTips for communicating with emergency services and loved ones as a snowstorm bears down on the Northeast
Governor To Declare State Of EmergencyThe Governor's Office says Governor Malloy will declare a state of emergency in preparation for the coming blizzard, and may close limited access highways as early as noon.
Sources For Storm Prep InformationCheck here for websites with emergency preparedness information
State To Hold Emergency Preparedness DrillsConnecticut officials are planning an emergency preparedness drill to try to improve communication between utility companies and state and local governments.
Fire Department Blasts Slow Removal Of Downed WiresA Connecticut fire department is blasting the state's largest utility provider, saying the company should bear the blame if any of its town residents die in emergencies connected to the area's lengthy power outage.
President Signs Emergency Declaration For StatePresident Barack Obama has signed an emergency declaration for the Connecticut, ordering federal aid for commodities, food, water, emergency power and debris removal following a devastating October snowstorm.
Partial List of SheltersHere is a partial list of communities which have opened shelters for their residents. Most request that those coming to the shelter bring warm clothing and blankets, snacks and prescription medication. Check whether your shelter allows pets.