This program equips individual police officers with body-worn cameras to record police encounters during shifts. The program aims to reduce use-of-force incidents and citizen complaints by increasing mutual accountability. The program is rated Promising. There was a significant reduction in police use-of-force, but no significant difference in citizens’ complaints.
Firefighters are considering wearing body armor after one of their own was shot on a call this week.
Fire Lt. Paul Lutton, 46, was shot in the calf while he and other crew members were leaving the scene of a house fire. Police have yet to identify or find the suspect. A bullet also grazed the turnout coat of firefighter Dwayne Montgomery, but he was not injured.
Union officials are now looking into purchasing body armor.
In one week last month, paramedics responded to 494 suspected drug overdoses in Greater Vancouver, including 271 in the Downtown Eastside and 81 in Surrey. These numbers are not just alarming, but becoming alarmingly routine.
In March 2016, the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery published the results of a research effort that is of particular interest to TEMS providers. The authors of the article reported the findings of their review of autopsy results and/or de-identified wounding data from 139 fatalities associated with 12 civilian public mass shooting (CPMS) events.
The United States faces its highest threat from Islamist terrorists since 9/11 and much of that stems from those radicalized at home, according to the House Homeland Security Committee’s December Terror Threat Snapshot released Tuesday.
What’s more, the report said, the threat to the United States and Europe will persist in 2017.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS), an information sharing tool for first responders, will now be implemented in some NATO member and partner countries as part of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security Project Advanced Regional Civil Emergency Coordination Pilot.
There are two clocks running from the moment an active shooter begins; the shooter’s clock and the victim’s clock. One clock is concerned with living; one clock is concerned with dying. The shooter has to shoot as many people as possible before he’s stopped. The victim (casualty) has a period of time, depending on their trauma, where they can still be treated and live.
Anastasia Miller understands the stress experienced by first responders, having worked as an emergency medical technician and firefighter before enrolling in the public affairs doctoral program at UCF.
In fact these work experiences led her to study support strategies and burnout among first responders as her dissertation research, which she will defend next month.
An autonomous flying ambulance has successfully completed its first solo test flight, offering a potential solution for challenging search and rescue missions. Completing such missions in rough terrain or combat zones can be tricky, with helicopters currently offering the best transportation option in most cases.
Researchers, doctors and biotechnicians at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research are working on a new, more efficient way to administer blood to troops in a heavy trauma situation.
One possibility? Powdered blood.