Smiths Medical products are designed for ease of use, with minimal training, and are suitable for contaminated environments. All products are available for individual purchase, as part of pre-designed kits or the individuals own custom-designed kit.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced that more than $240 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds was made available for new in-line baggage handling systems at 10 additional airports across the country.
Cochran has twenty-eight years of experience in the fire service including fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, public education, personnel management, and administration, with a specialization in training and strategic planning.
The FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Citizen Corps surveys provide comprehensive data on the public's thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors about preparedness and community safety involving numerous types of hazards.
The still ongoing professionalization of the EMS field has been a gradual but hugely successful undertaking that has resulted not only in the saving of many, many lives but also has made those lives richer, less painful, and longer-lasting.
The ten volunteers continue their quest for survival - but are suddenly rocked by the unexpected, and unexplained, disappearance of one of their members. The "real" loss of this one person is in some ways emotionally more distressing than the cataclysmic loss of the entire nation in which they had lived during their previous lives.
The U.S. port system is huge, complex, and immensely important to the nation's economy and to homeland security. The 24/7 protection of that system is an extremely difficult task and usually involves a host of different organizations and agencies working in close cooperation with one another.
Upp will provide a centralized inventory-management solution to manage the State of Maryland's healthcare inventory across all 24 of the state's local health departments and their associated Points of Dispensing.
What once seemed an unlikely alliance - a nationwide working partnership between federal agencies and state/local law-enforcement and public-health agencies - is not only working well but also providing synergistically improved results.
The report, released by the United States Fire Administration (USFA), addresses fire-department preparedness to cope with incidents in maritime areas & the importance of establishing a multiagency response capability that includes law enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, port authorities, the private sector, emergency medical services, and emergency-management agencies.
Sandia National Laboratories & the Borders and Maritime Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate plan to demonstrate several technologies for securing in-transit cargo at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Technical Evaluation Assessment & Monitor Site (TEAMS) at Kirtland Air Force Base on August 28th.
DHS Systems LLC and Brazilian medical supply distributor Oscar Iskin will provide two mobile field hospitals for use during large-scale emergencies. The mobile hospitals, each made up of a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter (DRASH) Trailer-Mounted Support System (TMSS) Large and two TMSS Medium Systems, will provide more than 2,000 square feet of operational space.
"Emergency preparedness requires both large-scale planning and personal readiness," said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano. "Learning these critical skills is fundamental to our preparedness efforts and the safety and security of all Americans when disasters strike."
The guidance, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is designed to help employers prepare now for the impact of seasonal and 2009 H1N1 influenza could have this fall and winter on their employers and operations.
The VeriMed Health Link is a patient identification system that incorporates the implantable RFID (radio frequency identification) microchip (the VeriChip), a handheld scanner for emergency-room personnel and an online, electronic, personal health record.
The FEBSS is a "bleeding" simulator that is remotely activated at the point of wounding, giving caregivers the opportunity to experience all phases of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3), and provides a versatile and inexpensive way to train caregivers for emergency situations.
Enterprise Voice Solutions announces its value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with Sipera Systems to provide leading innovative products and services to key markets in the areas of VoIP (voice over internet protocol) and unified communications security.
The combination of NC4's External Situational Awareness (ESA) incident- monitoring service with Everbridge's powerful mass-notification solution, Everbridge Aware, provides organizations with the tools to rapidly and reliably communicate critical information enterprise-wide.
The REBUS Inhibition Blanket is a unique new product from Kirintec Limited, combining a V50-rated blast-suppression blanket with a low-powered RF inhibitor (or "jammer") to prevent the remote initiation of an RCIED (remotely controlled improvised explosive device).
Morphix Technologies has developed the Chameleon - a hands-free chemical detection kit that offers military users, law-enforcement personnel, and first responders a low-cost, easy-to-use, reliable, direct-reading solution to detect up to ten different hazards at one time.
Recovery operations cannot begin until the first responders have finished their work. But recovery plans can and should be in place well before disaster strikes. To date, though, there has been very little movement on the promulgation of a detailed Recovery Doctrine.
The Global Entry initiative - a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pilot program that streamlines the screening process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification - is being extended to 13 additional airports throughout the United States.
RSDL is a broad-spectrum liquid CW agent decontaminant that removes and neutralizes CW agents and T2 toxin from skin within two minutes. Unlike water or powder-based technologies, which can smear or spread the CW agent, RSDL decontaminates or removes the contaminant from the skin.
The RAMP System is designed to provide first responders, military personnel, and public-safety workers with rapid, on-site, reliable diagnostic information for biological testing. Tests are available for anthrax, ricin, botulinum, and pox.
MobileTrace incorporates GE's patented ITMS (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometry), or trace technology, into a highly portable device. ITMS explosives and narcotics detection sensitivity and reliability has already been proven in other GE Security trace-based products at military bases, border crossings, airports, and other critical security checkpoints around the world.
The volunteers learn that hard work, good intentions, and ingenious solutions will not ensure their survival. What also is needed is elected or appointed leadership. And maybe a few common-sense laws applicable to all hands.
Progress in the development of a national credentialing system has ranged from slow to slower. Which is no longer good enough for government work, particularly in the new Age of Terrorism when the nation's enemies strike suddenly, at random, and without remorse.
DHS Secretary Napolitano comments on the partnership between the United States and Mexico to work together to control and protect the U.S. southwest border from the drug cartels and illegal immigrants.
The Argus SC is the latest generation of the highly successful handheld Argus thermal-imaging cameras. It has been specifically designed to help police and security personnel detect the heat signatures of people and inanimate objects.
"For many of our users, the ability to work effectively in all conditions, from pitch darkness to direct sunlight, is critical," said Kyp Walls, director of product management, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. "Panasonic has always created rugged mobile devices that offer exceptional viewability in all environments. The more useable our Toughbook notebooks are, the more productive our customers can be."
"As a result of this acquisition, we have the unique opportunity to deliver the most advanced mobile law-enforcement solution to ever hit the market, and to introduce a new population of customers to the advantages inherent in the InterAct Connections Framework," said InterAct Public Safety Systems Executive Chairman & CEO Andrew J. Filipowski.
"Enforcing our laws at the border requires close collaboration with our international and domestic allies to ensure our mutual security," said DHS Secretary Napolitano. "This arrangement underlines our continued commitment to working with Mexico to stop violence and deter criminal activity that threatens safety on both sides of the border."
"The development of the season's first Atlantic hurricane is a reminder that every family needs to take steps now to prepare," said FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Administrator Craig Fugate. "FEMA and our local responders can't do it alone. Emergency response is a team effort, & the most important member of the national emergency-response team is the public."
The PR Suite from Fusion Preparedness is available to support your mission for a prepared response. Fit Test PR can support your needs for both your annual fit-testing requirements per OSHA 1910.134 and Just In Time Emergency Fit Testing during a pandemic response.
"FlowStop is a powerful, environmentally friendly system that is economically sound," says Perry Beatty, president of Logos Inc.; "Its ease of operation speeds the entire process, controlling contaminated fluids more rapidly & more effectively than anything else available. It's a valuable asset to any hazmat or emergency operations team."
"The Perceptics UVIS (Under Vehicle Inspection System) mobile unit is ideal for facility access control, secondary or overflow inspection lanes, or where installation of an in-ground UVIS system is not feasible," said Perceptics President John Dalton.
The school guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is part of a broader national framework to respond to the H1N1 influenza that encourages citizens to be vaccinated against the virus and to take other actions to avoid infection. The CDC anticipates more illness after the school year starts, because flu viruses typically are transmitted more easily in the fall and winter.
The Strategic National Stockpile (of vaccines, pharmaceuticals, and other medical supplies) is one of the most important "tools" available to fight a pandemic. This case study tells how two states worked with Upp Technology Inc. to sharpen that tool and make it exponentially more effective.
The volunteers continue their efforts to build a new and better world from the destruction all around them. But they also must take time to protect themselves from attack by other survivors not as well intentioned.
Who goes there? And what are his/her skills, professional qualifications, and other capabilities? The only sure way to answer these and other questions posed in times of crisis is through a national credentialing system that takes into account a long list of practical requirements and possible pitfalls.
"Motorola continues to seek out opportunities to drive and enhance interoperability within the Project 25 industry. This includes our engineering investment in Project 25 standards development along with our participation and leadership in informal and formal interoperability testing," said Brenda Herold, Motorola Corporate Vice President, Government & Public Safety Products, Enterprise Mobility Solutions.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $173,865 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program to local fire departments and organizations in the state of Texas.
LiveProcess, the leader in web-based emergency-preparedness solutions, launches a versatile system that standardizes the intricate hospital incident "code-calling" process and allows end users to customize every aspect of the process, which can vary from code to code and hospital to hospital.
"Recovery Act projects are utilizing the latest science and technology to secure our country while creating jobs locally. These new inline explosives detection systems will strengthen airport security and streamline the baggage screening process," said Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano.
The contract, which includes funding for ChemPro100i ("ChemPro100 Improved") multi-purpose detectors and other devices, strengthens the Finland-based Environics position in Asia, and especially in the rapidly-growing Indian market.
This fall, you can begin taking courses in Homeland Security so that you can learn to recognize significant hazards and threats to national and domestic security, analyze intelligence, and respond to national disasters and epidemics.
"This technological diversity demands deep expertise across many disciplines including advanced materials, molecular biology, bioengineering, photonics, mass spectrometry, and nanotechnology. Wayne is uniquely qualified to provide innovation and strong leadership to our scientists and engineers engaged in research & development in these fields," said Colin Cumming, CEO of ICx Technologies.
For more than two centuries the great state of Maine was known and cherished for its rustic simplicity - which, of course, made it a particularly attractive take-off point for two of the Islamic fundamentalists involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
NCR, ANSI, and Commonwealth of Virginia also in the vanguard as states, cities, and even private-sector agencies and organizations pool resources to standardize and upgrade security checks at major events that attract large crowds - including terrorists and other criminals seeking to gain national and global recognition.
After securing the basic necessities for survival, episode three found the volunteers focusing on the one creature comfort they can't live without: a hot shower. But focusing on comfort left them open to a massive attack that threatened their long-term survival. The take away lesson is how to cope with stress. Comments and feedback by the reader welcome.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Command, Control & Interoperability Division (CID) is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to enable and enhance a national capability to deliver geographically targeted, timely, and effective alert messages to mobile devices.
The EPTS (Electronic Patient Tracking System), is an information technology solution that facilitates the triage, treatment, and transport of victims during mass-casualty incidents by providing selected patient data to all involved parties, improving continuity of care and family-notification response time.
Bruker Detection Corporation announced that it has been awarded a contract for ten (10) first-article test and verification units for the Improved Point Detection System (IPDS) replacement program of the U.S. Navy, based on Bruker's RAID-S2 shipboard chemical detector.
The Idaho National Laboratory & the Department of Energy have joined together to test an explosive-detection system at the Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC). The explosives-detection station employs advanced technology to detect the distinctive chemical signature of nitrogen, which indicates that explosives may be present in a vehicle.
HHS (Health & Human Services) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius & Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that prevention & partnership will guide their departments' efforts to safeguard the food Americans eat and will work closely with growers, food processors, and consumers to achieve their goals.
The organization's mission is to inform & educate federal, state, and local governments on NBC (nuclear, biological & chemical) defense matters related to combating WMD (weapons of mass destruction), combating terrorism & improving homeland security as well as to advance the development of NBC defense capabilities that enable the U.S. Armed Forces to carry out their global and domestic responsibilities.
"This free training video is a must watch for all first responders," said Tim Butters, Chairman, Hazardous Materials Committee, International Association of Fire Chiefs. "CHEMTREC has been and continues to be a tremendous asset to all emergency responders."
EMSystems' clients used EMResource to notify hospitals of the exercise, collect HAvBED data from each participating hospital within the state, aggregate & approve the summary data, and submit the HAvBED results automatically to DHHS/SOC portal system. EMResource strengthens information sharing & collaboration capability of emergency response assets between hospitals, first responders, and state and local health departments.
"Securing our mass transit systems requires well-trained personnel on the ground to protect against those who seek to cause harm," said DHS (Department of Homeland Security) Secretary Janet Napolitano. "This Recovery Act money will create critical law-enforcement jobs that will help our nation prevent terrorist attacks."