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April 11, 2016

Law enforcement officers, paramedics, and other responders have received extensive training in dealing with active shooters and the wounds resulting from active shooter incidents. However, the potential force multipliers in all these attacks that are just beginning to receive attention are the potential victims at the scene.

by DomesticPreparedness.com
Law enforcement officers, paramedics, and other responders have received extensive training in dealing with active shooters and the wounds resulting from active shooter incidents. However, the potential force multipliers in all these attacks that are just beginning to receive attention are the potential victims at the scene. The frequency of active shooter incidents seems to have increased over...

April 8, 2016

A North Babylon fire chief with experience administering Narcan says there is a need for better training using the overdose antidote.

by News 12 Long Island
A North Babylon fire chief with experience administering Narcan says there is a need for better training using the overdose antidote. Chief Robert Cabano, of the North Babylon Fire Department, says he never had a problem with a patient until he was attacked by someone he was trying to revive with Narcan last Friday night. Cabano says he had just gotten home from dinner when he was flagged down...

April 7, 2016

The Obama administration will take $589 million in existing federal funds — most of which were intended to combat the Ebola virus — and spend the money instead on fighting the spread of the Zika virus.

by Washington Post
The Obama administration will take $589 million in existing federal funds — most of which were intended to combat the Ebola virus — and spend the money instead on fighting the spread of the Zika virus. The move, which federal officials described as a stopgap measure, came after GOP congressional leaders refused to provide $1.9 billion in emergency funds to limit transmission of Zika in the Unit...

April 7, 2016

Ontario has unanimously passed legislation recognizing post traumatic stress disorder as work-related illness for police, firefighters and paramedics.

Under the old rules, first responders had to prove their PTSD was related to their job to be eligible for coverage under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.

by Global News
Ontario has unanimously passed legislation recognizing post traumatic stress disorder as work-related illness for police, firefighters and paramedics. Under the old rules, first responders had to prove their PTSD was related to their job to be eligible for coverage under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. New legislation that assumes PTSD is work-related for first responders passed thir...

April 6, 2016

The United States’ InterAgency Board (IAB) is a collaborative panel of emergency preparedness and response practitioners from a wide array of professional disciplines that represents all levels of government and operational, technical, and support organisations.

by Brian Dillon, Metropolitan Police (London, UK)
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The United States’ InterAgency Board (IAB) is a collaborative panel of emergency preparedness and response practitioners from a wide array of professional disciplines that represents all levels of government and operational, technical, and support organisations. The IAB receives funding from various federal departments that play a role in emergency preparedness and response. This funding suppor...

April 6, 2016

The Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a request from a manager at a federal law enforcement agency. Law enforcement field agents (agents) were concerned about their
potential exposures to synthetic cannabinoids and other compounds during unannounced investigations (raids) of clandestine spice labs. They also were concerned about synthetic
drug exposures when they processed the evidence in their office.

by NIOSH
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The Health Hazard Evaluation Program received a request from a manager at a federal law enforcement agency. Law enforcement field agents (agents) were concerned about their potential exposures to synthetic cannabinoids and other compounds during unannounced investigations (raids) of clandestine spice labs. They also were concerned about synthetic drug exposures when they processed the evidence i...

April 5, 2016

Sirens blared as an ambulance sped down the street. A team of first responders hoisted what resembled a body from one stretcher to another. A woman held a cell phone to her ear with a bloodied hand.

by International Business Times
Sirens blared as an ambulance sped down the street. A team of first responders hoisted what resembled a body from one stretcher to another. A woman held a cell phone to her ear with a bloodied hand. The string of terrorist attacks Tuesday morning in Brussels that killed at least 31 people and injured more than 200 others was the latest large-scale crisis to test first responders. Training for m...

April 5, 2016

This training program was developed for emergency workers who deploy to work at disaster sites caused by weather, earthquakes, epidemics, and other catastrophic events. This training gives strategies to reduce risks from fatigue due to the need to work long day shifts during the emergency response and recovery operations.

by CDC
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This training program was developed for emergency workers who deploy to work at disaster sites caused by weather, earthquakes, epidemics, and other catastrophic events. This training gives strategies to reduce risks from fatigue due to the need to work long day shifts during the emergency response and recovery operations. To view the training, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/emres/longh...

April 4, 2016

"Using the Global Terrorism Database, the researchers find an absence of clustering for terrorist events around trigger events since 1994, no increases in terrorism on significant dates, and a decline of terrorism in the West since the 1970s, suggesting that the threat of terrorism should not affect individuals' behavior and decisions in the United States and Western Europe — not even in the wake of a significant terrorist event.

by RAND Corporation
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"Using the Global Terrorism Database, the researchers find an absence of clustering for terrorist events around trigger events since 1994, no increases in terrorism on significant dates, and a decline of terrorism in the West since the 1970s, suggesting that the threat of terrorism should not affect individuals' behavior and decisions in the United States and Western Europe — not even in the wake...

April 4, 2016

The RadResponder Network is the national standard and Whole Community solution for the management of radiological data. It is a product of collaboration between FEMA, DOE/NNSA, and the EPA.
Did you know?? It is provided FREE of charge to all Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial response organizations.

More information available here:
https://www.radresponder.net/

by FEMA
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The RadResponder Network is the national standard and Whole Community solution for the management of radiological data. It is a product of collaboration between FEMA, DOE/NNSA, and the EPA. Did you know?? It is provided FREE of charge to all Federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial response organizations. More information available here: https://www.radresponder.net/

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