emergency response

Wikimedia Commons / FEMA

A search and rescue team from Tennessee has been deployed to Florida ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Michael.

Following any deadly tragedy, most recently the Manchester terror attack, emergency response goes from behind-the-scenes work to a tangible presence. 

Florida is one of a few states to have its own team of professionals trained to respond to disasters: the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMORS). Members spent Tuesday and Wednesday at the annual preparedness exercise, ensuring FEMORS could deliver a swift and seamless helping hand if needed. 

Washington State House Republicans / Flickr

A sheriff's agency in South Florida is planning to use drones in emergency-response efforts.