Emergency and disaster management briefing for Dec. 15, 2017: A firefighter dies in a major California wildfire, UAVs/drones help fire officials fight wildfires - and more news.
The still-raging Thomas fire along the California coast is now the state’s fourth-largest wildfire on record.
A gunman shot two suburban St. Louis police officers before barricading himself inside a home, but bulletproof vests saved both officers' lives.
Fire in California: The National Weather Service extended warnings through Friday of extreme fire danger conditions throughout much of Southern California.
"This is the new normal," Gov. Jerry Brown warned. "We're about ready to have firefighting at Christmas. This is very odd and unusual."
Emergency and disaster management briefing for Dec. 13, 2017: An Indiana State Police officer is shot by a suspect during a traffic stop - and other news.
Officials handed out masks to residents of Montecito - the neighborhood that is home to Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges, Drew Barrymore and other celebrities.
A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles.
An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man fatally shot a home intruder and successfully fought off another early Friday, police said.
Innovative programs like the Rescue Task Force and the Community Paramedic Program are changing how resources are managed during crises.