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.
"This is the new normal," Gov. Jerry Brown warned. "We're about ready to have firefighting at Christmas. This is very odd and unusual."
Innovative programs like the Rescue Task Force and the Community Paramedic Program are changing how resources are managed during crises.
Natural disasters generate ideal conditions for infectious diseases. Regular surveillance, community outreach and prevention methods are necessary.
The Thomas Fire, which started in Ventura County a week ago, grew by 500 acres overnight to 230,500 acres on Monday, as firefighters worked to prevent the relentless blaze from spreading to multimillion dollar homes in posh neighborhoods of Santa Barbara County.
EDM briefing for December 11, 2017: A terrorist attack rocks New York City during Monday's morning rush hour and explosive growth of the Thomas Fire.
An explosion at two busy NYC subway stations Monday morning led to a rush-hour evacuation of both stations and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.