On a sweltering Monday in late June 2015, the city council in Charlotte, North Carolina, met to discuss, among other items in a seven-hour marathon, how to carry out a controversial new approach to predicting police misconduct. Opinions were divided, and the discussion was tense. One council member was afraid of “upsetting the troops.” A second called the use of data about individual police officers an invasion of privacy.
The Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s (ECBC) newly developed biological self-test kit can quickly tell soldiers on the ground whether they’ve been exposed to a biological threat agent, and automatically send it in to the warfighter and his commander.
Battelle has developed a system that can notify police and security forces within moments of the first shots fired during an active shooter situation.
A natural gas leak may have caused a massive explosion early Wednesday in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood -- obliterating at least one building, damaging many others and sending nine firefighters to the hospital.
A resolution to allow personnel from the Pittsburg County Office of Emergency Management to carry firearms has been locked, loaded and passed.
The following standards were submitted for adoption by the Standards Coordination SubGroup. After an Executive Committee vote, the standards were officially adopted by the IAB.
As casualties from mass shootings continue increasing at an alarming rate, security and law enforcement personnel face a blunt, unavoidable question—are we doing everything we should to save lives in an active shooting or terrorist attack that use firearms?
In many ways, security is considered the little sibling to law enforcement. Security officers generally do not have the legal authority of their law enforcement counterparts and are often trained at a lower standard.
A community-based traffic and navigation app may reduce response times to emergency situations.
Waze, a free crowd-sourcing app bought by Google, is now being used by emergency dispatchers. Genesis PULSE, a tool for EMS to reduce response time, was integrated into the product as users, called "Wazers," report traffic collisions via the app.
With sequestration, government shutdowns and the FEMA calendar being thrown at us over the past few years, let's take a few minutes and get a grasp of just where we stand with funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant and Staffing for Adequate Emergency Response Grant.