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PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked President Obama on Wednesday to overrule a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster.
Flanked by federal and state lawmakers, Gov. Jan Brewer signs a request Wednesday to President Obama to overrule the finding of the Federal Emergency Management Agency that the Yarnell Hill Fire does not qualify as a disaster. With the governor are, from left, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, state Sen. Steve Pierce. Rep. Karen Fann, Rep. Paul Gosar, Rep. Trent Franks and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema. [Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services]
Gov. Jan Brewer plans a press conference Wednesday to discuss the federal government's denial of disaster assistance for the June wildfire that destroyed more than 100 homes in the town of Yarnell and killed 19 firefighters.
Gov. Jan Brewer needs to “just say NO” to a proposed special session and current demands for increased benefits for the families of the 13 part-time Prescott firefighters killed last June in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The families of the six full-time fire fighters killed will receive different benefit amounts due to full-time employment status.s
Some Valley residents, who were victims of flooding from Sunday’s monsoon, have found out their home insurance won’t cover the damage.
Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing — and died trying to protect the crew that friends say constituted his life's work.
PRESCOTT — Investigators from across the U.S. poured into the mountain town of Yarnell on Tuesday to figure out why 19 elite firefighters perished in an out-of-control wildfire and whether human error played a role in the tragedy.
After the high-profile shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010, Scott Rollefstad felt he had to do something to help keep other agents safe.
Mesa Fire Station 219 is the first City of Mesa building to be given LEED certification.
Rapidly advancing drone technology packing the latest surveillance tools into affordable and lightweight machines could help police do their jobs more effectively and with greater safety.
Once, the barren mesas and shrub-covered canyons that extend east of the Pacific Ocean held the most popular routes for illegal immigrants heading into the U.S. Dozens at a time sprinted to waiting cars or a trolley stop in San Diego, passing border agents who were too busy herding others to give pause.
WASHINGTON – Arizona police agencies were among those singled out in a two-year Senate probe that reported “widespread deficiencies” in a Homeland Security Department program that officials touted for years as a centerpiece in U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
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WASHINGTON - The FBI and local law enforcement say they have found no indication that the recent shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater were anything but the acts of a lone wolf without any apparent political or terrorist ties.
Are you a leader? Do you thrive on helping others in times of crisis or emergency? You may be just who the Chandler Fire Department is looking for.
In the case of an emergency, the Town of Gilbert not only wants it residents to be ready — but prepared to help.
A federal judge has refused to immediately block efforts by the state to further cut what it pays health care providers for treating Medicaid patients.
Very strange how the media screamed about the amount of time it took President Bush to send FEMA and government workers and government aid to the individuals who lost their homes, etc. when the hurricane hit New Orleans. Why have we not heard a peep from the media in the past few years while the tornadoes devastated the middle of our country. Why is it that the media showed, and told, of the devastation caused to the hundreds of homes and the individuals living in the states who lost everything they owned to mother nature, but never questioned why the Obama government was not on the scene the very next day, and why the Obama government did not supply homes for those who lost their home and all their belongings in the horrific weather in the past three years?
During a natural disaster, and in some cases when medical treatment is needed, search and rescue and firefighters might be hours or even days away. With a class taught by Tempe Fire Department, East Valley residents can learn skills compatible with local police and fire departments to help during emergencies or disasters.
Gabrielle Palermo, a Gilbert resident and Arizona State University junior, recently won Entrepreneur Magazine's 2011 College Entrepreneur of the Year Award after helping create a hybrid for-profit and nonprofit business called G3Box.
Arizona State University junior Gabrielle Palermo won the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine's College Entrepreneur of the Year Award for her and her three co-founder's hybrid for profit and nonprofit business.
The Tempe Fire Department is training residents in January for emergency preparation. The training is part of the city's Community Emergency Response Team, which is a nationwide initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. CERT volunteers are trained by fire department personnel in areas like disaster preparedness, fire safety, treating injuries, and search and rescue. The program's goal is that citizens will put these skills to use in the event of daily or large-scale emergencies.
Hospitals, first responders, National Guard forces and others are participating this week in the largest emergency response drill in Arizona's history. More than 250 agencies and 8,000 participants are taking part in "Vigilant Guard," an exercise designed to assess disaster preparedness in Arizona.