As the threat posed by international terrorism increases the nation's emergency-response community broadens the depth and variety of its training syllabus by focusing on cooperation, multi-agency drills & exercises, and an all-hazards curriculum.
Chemicals, biological agents, and other dangerous substances are among the key instructional materials used to train hazmat technicians and other first responders participating in the CDP's upgraded "COBRA course" in Anniston, Alabama.
President-Elect Obama has promised that "change" will be the hallmark of his administration. Here are a few major changes that, it is respectfully suggested, he might consider in the fields of national defense and homeland security.
The detection and disposal of lethal biological agents is one of the most difficult challenges facing the nation's emergency responders. A leading U.S. expert discusses the progress already made to solve this problem, and what is coming next.
An AUSA (Association of the U.S. Army) report takes a close look at the "New China" and sees not only unprecedented prosperity and a less hostile foreign policy but also a fierce nationalism and some still-simmering anti-U.S. political policies.
The campaign platforms of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates differ in many particulars, but they should agree on most homeland-security issues. (Article reprinted courtesy of the Heritage Foundation.)
The U.S. healthcare system is in most respects the best in the world. But keeping the paperwork up with the patient is still a formidable problem, particularly in the handling of mass-casualty patients with several hospitals involved.
George Washington University plans to convene two "policy summits" focused on the preparedness needs of large cities. One highlight of the meetings will be a bloodily realistic videogame showing how first responders can help turn victims into patients.
The 29-30 July All-Hazards Consortium workshop focused on the exciting technological capabilities provided by the introduction of new GIS (geographic information systems) devices, and spelled out a number of formidable challenges as well.
Historians see yesterday's battlefields as primary sources for their next scholarly tomes. The modern military sees today's battlefield as an unsifted mountain of intelligence information and, possibly, as evidence in future courtroom proceedings.