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American Red Cross

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  • Red Cross Helping Fire Victims In Waterbury

    WATERBURY — Six people are receiving aid from the Red Cross after a fire Saturday on Orange Street in Waterbury. Spokesman Paul D. Shipman said Red Cross volunteers John Lennon, Jonathan Seaman, and Dayse Maldonado responded to assist four...
  • Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., orthopedic surgeon

    Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., orthopedic surgeon
    Dr. Frank T. Barranco Sr., an orthopedic surgeon who also had been active in the field of emergency medicine, died Saturday at Oak Crest Village of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 84. "Dr. B was just a great individual," said Baltimore County Fire...
  • New London Fire Causes Serious Damage, Displaces Residents

    NEW LONDON — More than a half-dozen people were displaced and their home was severely damaged in a fire early Thursday, a fire official said. The fire at 17 West Coit St. was reported about 2:40 a.m., said Battalion Chief Keith Nichols. When...
  • Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test

    Burbank Airport emergency drill puts rescuers, makeup artists to the test
    Staging a major airport disaster drill takes months of planning. You need volunteers. You need emergency teams primed to converge on the scene. So if the timing of a simulated crash at Burbank Bob Hope Airport seemed unfortunate Tuesday given the news...
  • Mayor accepts American Red Cross Award

    On Friday, March 20, East Hartford Mayor Marcia A. Leclerc accepted the 2015 Community Resilience Hero Award from the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter for her work toward helping the town become the "model" for emergency preparedness at the 16th...
  • Northwest Baltimore fire damages neighborhood watch center

    Northwest Baltimore fire damages neighborhood watch center
    The headquarters of one of the city's most active neighborhood watch groups was damaged in a fire in Northwest Baltimore early Wednesday. An apartment that houses the Baltimore Shomrim Safety Patrol, a 24-hour neighborhood watch group with more than 30...
  • 560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen

    560 dead amid fears of humanitarian collapse in Yemen
    As tons of desperately needed medical supplies await clearance to be flown into Yemen, aid workers warned Tuesday of an unfolding humanitarian crisis, saying at least 560 people, including dozens of children, have been killed, mostly in a Saudi-led air...
  • Community events and announcements

    Raising chickens in Chesterton Have you ever thought about having chickens? Westchester Public Library offers a presentation led by Chesterton Feed & Garden on the proper care and maintenance of urban chickens. The presentation will be from 7 to 8:30 p....
  • Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness

    Training exercise at Bob Hope Airport tests emergency crew preparedness
    A pyrotechnic explosion sent a pillar of dirt into the air at the “B6” property near Bob Hope Airport’s remote parking Lot A on Tuesday morning, kicking off a full-scale emergency response training exercise at the airfield. The event,...
  • Illinois towns turn to cleanup after tornado

    Illinois towns turn to cleanup after tornado
    Residents and emergency crews ramped up the tedious cleanup process Sunday in communities across tornado-damaged northern Illinois, piling pieces of shattered walls at the curb, finding medications buried in rubble and removing splintered tree limbs...
  • Fairdale tornado draws help from neighbors, strangers

     Fairdale tornado draws help from neighbors, strangers
    When they heard about the tornado, they got in their cars and drove toward the devastation, not knowing who or how they might help. Some packed their cars with pallets of bottled water. Others brought toilet paper or garbage bags stuffed with clothing &#...