On Nov. 8 of this year, exactly a month after the most destructive wildfire event in California history began sweeping across the Wine Country, the California Public Utilities Commission finally released its proposal. It would require utilities to prioritize safety repairs in high fire risk zones, follow new timetables for inspecting equipment in the field and keep tree limbs farther away from many power lines.
Wildfires are happening with more frequency, but the emergency management budget is decreasing creating a volatile combination.
Educating the public on basic outdoor survival techniques conserves emergency team resources and helps to prevent outdoor emergencies.
Sewage spill: It's going to be a long road back to recovery for the crippled West Point wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle.
Often, business owners do not know how and where to prepare for hazards, especially in light of the barrage of news related to terrorism and destruction.
New renovations set to begin for The Begnall Dam which was built during the Great Depression and began operation in 1931.
Public safety is always at the heart of mitigation efforts. Are there times when public policy may intersect with public safety issues?