First responders are easily exposed to blood and other potentially infectious bodily fluids which put them at risk for contracting blood-borne pathogen infections. This guide will help protect responders with a written control plan.
The Americas Section of the ISRP is hosting a 6 October training seminar in Montreal, "Respiratory Protection Issues in Emergency Response and Healthcare," on the most current areas of interest in respiratory protection.
It has taken years to remedy the intelligence-sharing deficiencies reported by the 9-11 Commission, but Congress and the President have worked hard to overcome the ignorance and apathy that once were the norm but are now the exception.
TSA's report addresses the five key areas required by section 1602(b) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 and its methodology was consistent with TSA's mission for the air cargo program.
GAO recommends that the U.S. Transportation Command implement established criteria to identify critical transportation assets, and discontinue use of vulnerability assessments as the primary tool for identifying its critical assets.
"OnAlert is a simple, secure way for authorized school officials to issue emergency alerts," said Gerry Gorman, vice president of Inova Solutions. "The wall-mounted LED displays are visible from over 100 feet, inexpensive to install, and easy to operate."
The National Joint Terrorism Task Force (NJTTF) promotes information sharing, provides analysis and guidance, and supplies resources to task force members in their fight to protect U.S. citizens from terrorism.
Under the contract, Avineon will continue transforming the Naval Sea Systems Command's existing Afloat Master Planning System (AMPS) into a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) designed to support the Navy's Strike Force Interoperability (SFI) initiative.
The Eagle Imager 320 - a rugged, technologically advanced, feature-rich, thermal imaging camera is ideal for firefighter search & rescue applications & as an infrared detector for a variety of law-enforcement, security, hazmat, & industrial applications.
The FireHawk M7 can quickly be transformed into a CBRN air-purifying respirator (APR) or a CBRN powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) - and the system meets/exceeds the latest requirements of NFPA and NIOSH standards.
The development and promulgation of stringent Chemical-Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards represented a major step forward in U.S. preparedness planning. Adherence to those standards is the next step, and will be a long, steep, and costly process.
From "two-lane" decon lanes to high-tech detection equipment and personal protective gear, most U.S. hospitals are behind the curve in preparing to deal with mass-casualty decontamination incidents. What can be done about it?
The TruePosition emergency call-location solution, which uses a sophisticated technology called Uplink Time Difference of Arrival (U-TDOA), is deployed nationwide in the AT&T & T-Mobile networks, as well as in several Tier II & Tier III geographies.
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.
"Thermoluminescent" - that is the futuristic-sounding name, and operational characteristic, of the high-tech radiation dosimeters coming into play to prevent first responders from becoming secondary victims of radiation incidents.
The assumption that an accident victim who is not breathing is dead can be a fatal mistake - for the victim. Which is just one of many reasons why so many laws governing the handling of apparent deaths have been enacted by every state in the union.
The contract requires a series of on-site training sessions and webinars to prepare hospital personnel for specific pandemic strategies, followed by a Desktop(TM) Exercise (a unique SES product) that will be conducted in all nine regions of the state.
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies will replace the current access-control system by installing a new system that includes the Software House access-management system in the new student housing building.
DRS will provide Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (HTI SGF) sighting systems & components for use aboard U.S. Army combat & tactical wheeled vehicles, providing critical common night-vision technology.
The installation will include such LearnSafe state-of-the-art security technology as infrared detectors, biometric fingerprint readers, integrated time and attendance systems, networked IP, and wireless video surveillance.
State & local agencies set the pace in development of FRAC ID cards to meet HSPD-12 requirements, but incident commanders need additional assistance - and, while waiting, should be advised to keep track of the number of fire trucks at the disaster scene.
CPG 101 - "Producing Emergency Plans: A Guide for All-Hazard Operations Planning for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Governments" - continues the effort to provide communities with guidance for emergency operations planning.
Dr. Barry Kreiswirth and Dr. Gary Procop are leaders in the field of infectious disease diagnostics and bring essential experience to the Board, which will be critical to product development efforts in the clinical area.
GenVec announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has executed the second option period under a three-year agreement with GenVec to support the development of vaccines for the prevention of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD).
In this report, GAO examines: (1) the distribution of funds for TSCTP and the types of activities supported; and (2) the program's implementation, including the extent to which it is guided by a comprehensive, integrated strategy.
This report is designed to assist all fire service members to be able to gather critical preparedness, response, and recovery information from all emergencies; document the lessons learned; and assist with the continuous evolution of firefighter training.
Over 500 personal belongings such as purses, duffle bags, coolers, and backpacks were screened over nine hours of continuous screening operations, and the XPAK operated without failure and without false alarms.
DHS released the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) to address gaps and determine solutions so that emergency response personnel at all levels of government and across all disciplines can communicate as needed, on demand, and as authorized.
The guidance provides a planning framework to help state, tribal, local, and community leaders ensure that vaccine allocation and use will reduce the impact of a pandemic on public health and minimize disruption to society and the economy.