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  • Major 911 outages in 4 states leave millions without a way to contact local authorities
    VIDEO: Law enforcement agencies across four states were left scrambling following reports of major 911 outages that saw millions unable to contact authorities late Wednesday. Many of the outages — reported in Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota and Texas — were restored by the late evening. So far, there’s no indication that the outages were caused by a cyberattack or other malicious act, law enforcement officials told NBC News on Thursday.
    - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: NBC News
  • San Francisco commemorates 118th anniversary of 1906 earthquake with ceremony, stressing preparedness
    VIDEO: San Francisco is marking the 118th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fire that nearly destroyed the city. Every year on April 18, a moment of silence is observed at 5:11 a.m. at Lotta's Fountain on Market Street to remember those who lost their lives in the 7.8-magnitude tremor. More than 3,000 people died in the quake and fire, and hundreds of thousands lost their homes.
    - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KGO-TV ABC 7 San Francisco
  • Fire department in Tennessee adds dash cameras to firetrucks, improving how crews respond to calls
    VIDEO: Firetrucks in Pigeon Forge now have dash cameras, recording how crews respond to calls and helping them improve how they approach emergencies. Fire Chief Tony Watson said crews and fire department leaders can watch videos to learn how to better fight fires. He said the cameras cost around $130,000 and they help expand the station's training opportunities.
    - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville
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