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.
A shooter who killed six people and injured two others in Kalamazoo on Saturday was an Uber driver who appears to have gunned down people at random during a four-hour rampage, authorities said.
Police are investigating reports that the suspect gave a harrowing ride to one passenger just an hour and half before the shooting began and that he may have continued picking up fares during the shooting spree.
When fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner went on his killing spree it drew the largest law enforcement response in San Bernardino County history — until the Dec. 2 terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center. What they learned that week in February 2013 helped shape how emergency responders reacted at the IRC.
It may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are now spreading Zika across the Americas, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
"On April 17, 2013, a fire and explosion occurred at the West Fertilizer Company (WFC), a fertilizer blending, retail, and distribution facility in West, Texas. The violent detonation fatally injured 12 emergency responders and three members of the public. Local hospitals treated more than 260 injured victims, many of whom required hospital admission.