Home > Resources > Newsletters

Newsletters

March 25, 2016

At least 30 people were reported killed and dozens more wounded after explosions ripped through Zaventem Airport and a metro station in Brussels on Tuesday morning.

The attacks came days after Saleh Abdeslam, a suspect in last year's Paris attacks, was arrested in the Belgian capital, which is also the de facto capital of the European Union.

by Business Insider
brussels airport
At least 30 people were reported killed and dozens more wounded after explosions ripped through Zaventem Airport and a metro station in Brussels on Tuesday morning. The attacks came days after Saleh Abdeslam, a suspect in last year's Paris attacks, was arrested in the Belgian capital, which is also the de facto capital of the European Union. Clint Watts, a senior fellow at the George Washing...

March 24, 2016

Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., introduced a bill in Congress that would make it a hate crime to target a police officer.

Buck filed the measure Wednesday, he said in a phone interview from Washington, D.C. The bill, dubbed the Blue Lives Matter Act of 2016, would expand the federal hate crime statute to include law enforcement officers who are targeted for acts of violence because of their jobs.

by Police One
ken buck
Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., introduced a bill in Congress that would make it a hate crime to target a police officer. Buck filed the measure Wednesday, he said in a phone interview from Washington, D.C. The bill, dubbed the Blue Lives Matter Act of 2016, would expand the federal hate crime statute to include law enforcement officers who are targeted for acts of violence because of their jobs. “I...

March 24, 2016

Compounds that stop a cellular rescue operation for stuck ribosomes may bolster the nation's defenses against biowarfare and bioterrorism, as well as create alternative antibiotics to handle increasingly resistant pathogens, according to a team of researchers.

by Penn State University
pell lab
Compounds that stop a cellular rescue operation for stuck ribosomes may bolster the nation's defenses against biowarfare and bioterrorism, as well as create alternative antibiotics to handle increasingly resistant pathogens, according to a team of researchers. In a study of macrophages -- white blood cells -- from animals, researchers used two inhibitors -- KKL-10 and KKL-40 -- to stop the prol...

March 23, 2016

The IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee has released its expanded Terrorism Response: A Checklist and Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Preparedness Leaders, 3rd Edition. This expanded toolkit provides a clear, systematic and comprehensive framework for all emergency responders and community preparedness leaders to better prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from all risks and all hazards incidents.

by IAFC
iafc publication
The IAFC Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee has released its expanded Terrorism Response: A Checklist and Guide for Fire Chiefs and Community Preparedness Leaders, 3rd Edition. This expanded toolkit provides a clear, systematic and comprehensive framework for all emergency responders and community preparedness leaders to better prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from all risks and...

March 23, 2016

Evidence from surveillance studies indicate gapes in hospitals' respiratory protection programmatic operations and healthcare workers' (HCWs) marginal compliance with respiratory protection recommended practices. Improper use of respiratory protective devices (RPDs) may expose HCWs to infectious respiratory illnesses.

by NIOSH
Evidence from surveillance studies indicate gapes in hospitals' respiratory protection programmatic operations and healthcare workers' (HCWs) marginal compliance with respiratory protection recommended practices. Improper use of respiratory protective devices (RPDs) may expose HCWs to infectious respiratory illnesses. In this document, NIOSH addresses common myths related to respiratory protection...

March 22, 2016

At a San Bernardino County department operations center activated in the wake of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack, a decision was made to marshal extra ambulances from Riverside County.

Three teams of five ambulances were assembled — one was sent to Redlands, another to Rancho Cucamonga and the third remained in Riverside on standby.

by Emergency Management Magazine
san bernardino
At a San Bernardino County department operations center activated in the wake of the Dec. 2 terrorist attack, a decision was made to marshal extra ambulances from Riverside County. Three teams of five ambulances were assembled — one was sent to Redlands, another to Rancho Cucamonga and the third remained in Riverside on standby. Given the uncertainty about what was really happening, the thou...

March 22, 2016

Police across America have ramped up security at airports, tourist landmarks and mass transit points in the wake of the deadly blasts in Brussels that left at least 23 people dead.

Amid fears the bombings are the actions of coordinated jihadis, forces including the NYPD and DC police have moved to increase their presence at key locations.

by Daily Mail
nypd
Police across America have ramped up security at airports, tourist landmarks and mass transit points in the wake of the deadly blasts in Brussels that left at least 23 people dead. Amid fears the bombings are the actions of coordinated jihadis, forces including the NYPD and DC police have moved to increase their presence at key locations. The Port Authority announced early on Tuesday morning...

March 21, 2016

A new study found varying levels of safety among commonly used crowd-control weapons

Researchers from the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations and Physicians for Human Rights reviewed international medical literature when available and relied on case studies to demonstrate each supposedly “non-lethal” weapon’s dangers.

by Campus Safety
A new study found varying levels of safety among commonly used crowd-control weapons Researchers from the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations and Physicians for Human Rights reviewed international medical literature when available and relied on case studies to demonstrate each supposedly “non-lethal” weapon’s dangers. In the study’s introduction, researchers encouraged pol...

March 21, 2016

As the nation endures an ongoing stream of mass shootings, criminologists, police and even the FBI are turning to virus epidemiology and behavioral psychology to understand what sets off mass shooters and figure out whether, as with the flu, the spread can be interrupted.

by Chicago Tribune
As the nation endures an ongoing stream of mass shootings, criminologists, police and even the FBI are turning to virus epidemiology and behavioral psychology to understand what sets off mass shooters and figure out whether, as with the flu, the spread can be interrupted. "These things are clustering in time, and one is causing the next one to be more likely," said Gary Slutkin, a physician and...

March 18, 2016

Archimedes pointed out that with a lever he could move the world.

He most likely would have been surprised to learn that a team of six microrobots, weighing just 3.5 ounces in total, could pull a car weighing 3,900 pounds.

by The New York Times
Archimedes pointed out that with a lever he could move the world. He most likely would have been surprised to learn that a team of six microrobots, weighing just 3.5 ounces in total, could pull a car weighing 3,900 pounds. A group of researchers at the Biomimetics and Dexterous Manipulation Laboratory at Stanford University has been exploring the limits of friction in the design of tiny robo...

Pages