During a year like no other, the men and women of Roanoke Fire-EMS rose to the challenge. On Monday, Chief David Hoback delivered his annual public safety update, and told members of City Council the department met important benchmarks in 2020, while responding to the pandemic.
Jim Gochenour with the Page County Farmers Association said tractors and equipment have gotten bigger over the years, which is efficient for farming but makes it harder to find a safe space to pull off the road.
The watchdog report released internally last month, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of a congressional hearing Thursday, adds to what is already known about broader security and intelligence failures that Congress has been investigating since hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters laid siege to the Capitol.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the probe covers nearly 750,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC vehicles from the 2020 and 2021 model years. Most are full-size pickup trucks and SUVs.
The people who answer the call and send help when there’s an emergency are in the spotlight during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. And in Roanoke, the city has recognized its Telecommunicator of the Year.
Staunton’s emergency call center is running on the latest technology, Next Gen 911, i3. That means a system that’s faster and more efficient. Staunton is one of the first in a statewide initiative just behind three localities in Northern Virginia.
Southwest Virginia has formed a missing child unit to help address critically missing child and child abduction cases. The move gives more manpower to some of our smaller hometowns to get the job done.
The Galax Fire Chief is calling Monday night’s mine rescue a miracle after their department and many others joined forces to rescue hikers who got lost. The hikers were able to get cell phone signal 1,000 feet below the ground in an area where there’s hardly any service above.