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Archive | Preparedness

Palatine Fire Department Warns Citizens to Be Cautious of Dangerous Ice Conditions, and to Know What to Do in an Emergency

Ever-changing temperatures above and below freezing in Chicagoland prompted the Palatine Fire Department to ask for help in spreading the word about dangerous ice conditions. Last month’s reporting of the 11 year-old that fell through the ice in Naperville serves as a great reminder about the dangers of going onto frozen lakes and ponds. The […]

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Is There a Teen Social Media Craze Known As the 48-Hour Challenge?

A new ridiculous social media challenge, known as the 48-Hour Challenge, is being reported by several media sources. Supposedly the social media challenge encourages children to disappear for 48 hours. Once the 48 hours are over, the child goes back home an re-appears. There are few if any solid confirmations that teens are actually participating […]

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Ride Along with US Coast Guard’s Blackjack Unit Intercepts Potential Threats in the Washington D.C. Sky

“CBS This Morning,” we spent an afternoon riding with the unit that responds at a moment’s notice to protect the D.C. airspace. Jeff Pegues reports. The airspace above Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area is the most restricted airspace in the United States. The agile U.S. Coast Guard unit is responsible for intercepting any potential […]

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Google Thanks First Responders, Promotes Crisisresponse.google, SOS Alerts, Public Alerts

Here’s to the firefighters, nurses, police officers, EMTs, and everyone else who answers the call in times of crisis. See more below. Google posted a video on YouTube thanking first responders, showing disaster and rescue scenes. Google also promoted a new set of features in Google Search and Maps that activate during major natural, manmade, […]

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Pete Hegseth, Fox News, Gets a Look Inside How SWAT Teams Neutralize Threats in Suffolk County, New York

Fox News political analyst Pete Hegseth embeds with the Suffolk County PD SWAT team. Get updates from The Cardinal ALL NEWS FEEDS on Facebook. Just ‘LIKE’ the ‘Arlington Cardinal Page (become a fan of our page). The updates cover all posts and sub-category posts from The Cardinal — Arlingtoncardinal.com. You can also limit feeds to […]

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Mandatory Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System Today 2:20 PM, Wednesday Sept. 27, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT. The test will assess the readiness for distribution of the national level test message, as well as verify its delivery. […]

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Hammer Throw Event Safety Is Complex: Wheaton Police Investigate Death of College Student

Wheaton Police Department is investigating the death of 19 year-old Ethan Roser, the Wheaton College student who died Saturday after being struck in the head during a hammer throw event. He was standing off the field of play at Lawson Field during pre-event warmups when the accident occurred, police said Monday. Ethan Roser was a […]

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Rough Timeline of Cook County Courthouse Escape As Investigative Reporting Opens

Jonathan Scott, who escaped Wednesday July 20, 2016 from Cook County Courthouse, was at large for more than three hours. The potentially dangerous criminal escaped from the courthouse at the southwest corner of Euclid Avenue and Wilke Road at about 2:00 p.m. He was captured about 5:10 p.m. Jonathan Scott, who was described as homeless, […]

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Top TSA Official Kelly Hoggan Removed as Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Operations

Kelly Hoggan, the TSA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, has been removed from his position in the wake of congressional scrutiny. CNN’s Rene Marsh has the latest. TSA failed to detect fake explosives and weapons 95 percent of the time during covert testing, but Kelly Hoggan got a $90,000 bonus before he […]

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Tornado Warning Test Didn’t Show Test; Scared Some People

About 10:00 a.m. Tuesday — about the same time as the “first Tuesday of the month” test of the tornado sirens, some TV viewers were frightened by an onscreen message that stated: “Tornado Warning.” The audio portion of the message announced a test, but the onscreen message did not mention a test. Comcast claims they […]

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September is National Preparedness Month with National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30

September is National Preparedness Month, which provides residents an opportunity to revisit their emergency preparedness plans for themselves, their family and their community. The theme of “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” serves as a reminder to create or update an emergency communication plan for your family. Residents are urged to get together […]

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What If a “Bomb Train” Derailed at the Railroad Bridge at Northwest Highway and Davis St, Arlington Heights?

Stalled freight train in downtown Arlington Heights consisted of one tanker car with Di-Methyl Sulfate, one tanker car with N-Propanol, two unmarked tanker cars, and one tanker car that was not observed close up. Trains known as “bomb trains” have been nicknamed because of their black, torpedo-shaped tanks that are filled with potentially explosive crude […]

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