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