Emergency communications bill is cut off in committee
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.)
A bill to redesign the state’s authority to oversee emergency and integrated communications was shot down 10-4…

Ham radios a vital link in emergency preparedness
The Washington Post
During an emergency, ham radio operators will be called upon to join other first responders at the county’s emergency operations center…

Ham radio day is emergency test
The Telegram & Gazette (New England)
The Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Operators Association will participate in an upcoming field day, which will include drills on radio communication during an emergency situation…

Interim chief: Red Cross better prepared for storms
The Associated Press
American Red Cross interim President Jack McGuire pointed to operable communications as part of problem during the organization’s response to Hurricane Katrina…

Warren 911 center calls out for cash
The Express Times (N.J.)
The Warren County Office of Emergency Management is asking for almost $700,000 in grants to improve its 911-communication center…