Emergency Responders

Northern Berkshire emergency agencies practice their mass casualty response.
Jim Levulis / WAMC

As we’ve seen in recent days, accidents or violence involving a number of people require multiple emergency responders from various agencies to work together. With the growth of social media, news of a potential tragedy travels fast — and with it concern and a demand for answers from loved ones and others. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis was in the midst of a training exercise to prepare responders for a mass casualty and sent this report from North Adams.

WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Dutchess County New York Executive Mark Molinaro for an update on how officials are preparing for the storm.

 

NYS Sheriffs' Association

The Yellow Dot Program is a safety initiative being introduced across New York State.  Clinton, Franklin and Essex County sheriffs announced their participation in the program Tuesday morning.