Public Safety

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is taking some heat for its security - or lack of it. However, the hospital says its security is "as good or better" than facilities of its same size and population.

Tyler Krupicka

A team of students at RIT has come up with a new way to send out mass notifications on campus in the event of an emergency. Their digital clock can receive digital alerts to display on the screen when emergency coordinators have to reach students, staff and campus visitors in a hurry.

Emergency alerts come to Canadian mobile phones

Apr 18, 2018
James Morgan

Canadians are being told, “Your phone has the power to save a life.”

Canadians with most late-model mobile phones are now able to receive messages about impending natural disasters and civil emergencies through the Alert Ready system. The project is an effort of the federal government, provincial emergency management agencies and Pelmorex, the company that operates the notification system and also owns The Weather Network, Canada’s cable and satellite weather channel.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The bombings in New York City and New Jersey this past weekend are having an impact locally.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo's police commissioner and the union representing the officers are at odds over the latter's proposal to step up the firepower for patrolling officers. Both sides brought their opinions to Common Council Chambers on Tuesday.

WBFO file photo

As numerous controversies have thrust a national spotlight on policing, a recent study has placed Buffalo in the top 10 cities in the nation when it comes to efficient spending on public safety.

WBFO

As downtown Buffalo enjoys a spike in development activity, there’s talk of launching a new public safety

WBFO File Photo / WBFO News

Niagara Falls Police are hoping to implement a new public safety program for the tourism season next year.