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January 18, 2016

FRG’s First Responder Technologies (R-Tech) division is all about…you guessed it…developing cutting-edge technology for our nation’s first responders.

by FirstResponder.gov
FRG’s First Responder Technologies (R-Tech) division is all about…you guessed it…developing cutting-edge technology for our nation’s first responders. Our mission: maximize their preparedness, enhance their efficiency and identify quick, innovative solutions to the problems that they — firefighters, paramedics, police, incident commanders, search and rescue task forces, dispatchers, bomb technicia...

January 8, 2016

Fourteen people are dead and 17 more are reportedly wounded in San Bernardino, California after the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. The most recent FBI Active Shooter Survey reports that such active shooter events are on the rise.

by American Military University
Fourteen people are dead and 17 more are reportedly wounded in San Bernardino, California after the deadliest mass shooting in the United States since the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. The most recent FBI Active Shooter Survey reports that such active shooter events are on the rise. To help prepare a community for an active shooter event, public safety agencies must first change...

January 7, 2016

The 2015 IAB Annual Report has been published and is now available! Please visit the following link to access an electronic version of the 2015 Annual Report:

http://www.interagencyboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/2015%20...

by IAB Program Office
2015 IAB AR
The 2015 IAB Annual Report has been published and is now available! Please visit the following link to access an electronic version of the 2015 Annual Report: http://www.interagencyboard.org/sites/default/files/publications/2015%20IAB%20Annual%20Report_web.pdf

January 6, 2016

The FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) application period is open until Friday, January 15 2016 at 5 PM EST

by FEMA
The FY 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) application period is open until Friday, January 15 2016 at 5 PM EST The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain...

January 5, 2016

To hear the media tell it, America is in the grip of an unprecedented crime wave, an orgy of wanton murder in which heavily armed thugs randomly gun down innocent unarmed people, some of them teens, just for sport.

Except that these homicidal goons are wearing the blues and badges of American police departments.

by New York Post
killer-cop myth
To hear the media tell it, America is in the grip of an unprecedented crime wave, an orgy of wanton murder in which heavily armed thugs randomly gun down innocent unarmed people, some of them teens, just for sport. Except that these homicidal goons are wearing the blues and badges of American police departments. It’s the narrative that’s given rise to the protest movement Black Lives Matter...

January 4, 2016

An unconfirmed report from Syria suggests that ISIS has started using small drones packed with explosives as weapons. The first attack was a failure, but if the report is accurate, then it signals a dangerous new terror threat.

by Popular Mechanics
An unconfirmed report from Syria suggests that ISIS has started using small drones packed with explosives as weapons. The first attack was a failure, but if the report is accurate, then it signals a dangerous new terror threat. The report showed pictures of the remains of a homemade attack drone. It was apparently shot down, along with a second drone that exploded, by Kurdish YPF ("People's Def...

December 18, 2015

We are in a new phase in the global threat environment, which has implications on the homeland. Particularly with the rise in use by terrorist groups of the Internet to inspire and recruit, we are concerned about the “self-radicalized” actor(s) who could strike with little or no notice. Recent attacks and attempted attacks internationally and in the homeland warrant increased security, as well as increased public vigilance and awareness.

by Department of Homeland Security
We are in a new phase in the global threat environment, which has implications on the homeland. Particularly with the rise in use by terrorist groups of the Internet to inspire and recruit, we are concerned about the “self-radicalized” actor(s) who could strike with little or no notice. Recent attacks and attempted attacks internationally and in the homeland warrant increased security, as well as...

December 17, 2015

Backlash over the images of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashing with officers in combat gear drove an ongoing national push to scale back the militarization of police — an effort that has mostly steamrolled over concerns among law enforcement that they're losing equipment they need.

by Police One
Backlash over the images of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, clashing with officers in combat gear drove an ongoing national push to scale back the militarization of police — an effort that has mostly steamrolled over concerns among law enforcement that they're losing equipment they need. In the span of six days, police suddenly have a pair of poster cases for the use of military-style equipme...

December 17, 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that all fire departments immediately take the following actions to reduce the risk of fire fighters being injured or killed while operating on roofs that contain translucent corrugated roof panels:

by NIOSH
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends that all fire departments immediately take the following actions to reduce the risk of fire fighters being injured or killed while operating on roofs that contain translucent corrugated roof panels: •Ensure that all fire fighters, company officers and chief officers are aware of and are trained to recognize translucent...

December 16, 2015

Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) have developed a novel two-dimensional feature space which uses the spectral absorption characteristics of melanin, hemoglobin and water to better characterize human skin.

Read full article here: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-human-skin-technology.html

by Phys Org
Researchers at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) have developed a novel two-dimensional feature space which uses the spectral absorption characteristics of melanin, hemoglobin and water to better characterize human skin. Read full article here: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-human-skin-technology.html

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