The innovative CEFO Program represents a new national resource that is already being used by 21 states to strengthen their own epidemiological preparedness capabilities, with other states sure to follow in the near future.
Working in close cooperation with the private sector - Thermo Fisher Scientific, to be more specific - the U.K.'s Dorset Police Department scored what Americans would call a "no hitter" at last year's Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth.
The enhanced belt features a low-friction thermoplastic elastomer that allows the user to smoothly and easily adjust the belt size. In addition, the smooth belt surface can be readily wiped clean with a number of standard disinfectants.
Stride Systems are designed to automatically screen people, luggage and packages at critical checkpoints, as well as entries into facilities, to detect the covert movement of special nuclear materials or weapons.
QuakeSmart is designed to encourage business leaders and owners in areas of the United States that are at risk from earthquakes to take actions that will mitigate damage to their businesses and provide greater safety for customers and employees.
The RAZOR EX system is designed for detection and identification of biological agents. Created for first responders and front line military troops, it is easily operated while working in protective equipment under extreme conditions.
Richard Thomas joins Sceptor Industries as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. He will be responsible for the management, growth, and integration of global business operations for the company.
Frost & Sullivan: "This award is presented to Bruker Daltonics in recognition of its extensive knowledge and experience in the development and manufacture of CBRNE detection systems based on a broad array of technologies."
The objective of the Meta-Leadership Summits for Preparedness is to develop a cadre of business, government, and nonprofit leaders who are capable of and committed to leading across organizations and sectors during a crisis.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced plans to install Advanced Technology X-Ray & Passenger Imaging machines at twenty-one of the nation's busiest airports by the end of 2008.
"Raytheon's ability to integrate a combined P25 radio system and data solution provides ATCO Electric with a turnkey solution to maximize our investment," said Sett Policicchio, president, ATCO Electric.
The employees in the company's new research and development facility will work on developing innovative location technologies that will enable next-generation, location-based safety and security solutions.
"These programs will significantly increase our collaboration with international and private-sector partners to enhance the safety of imported food and medical products," Secretary Michael Leavitt said.
The Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, and Commerce, and the Postal Inspection Service, open a command post to take joint action against counterfeiters and protect the intellectual property of Americans.
Private-sector security forces have been growing both in numbers and in capability since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Far too often, though, their working tools - detection & surveillance systems, primarily - are in urgent need of updating & modernization.
This report serves as a discussion piece for home health care agencies & others to consider in which every sector of the U.S. health care system must be prepared for the challenge of increased demand for services in the face potentially scarce resources.
Best-case estimates provide a shaky foundation for all-hazards disaster plans; worst-case estimates may cost more in the short term, therefore, but are a better working tool for post-incident response and recovery efforts.
If eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, its twin, eternal preparation, is the price of readiness. And of prevention. And recovery, restoration, and resilience. Relaxation, though, is not even in the vocabulary.
This report discusses the extent to which DOD is developing ORS (Operationally Responsive Space) to support warfighter requirements and, with it, the department's plan to integrate ORS into existing DOD and intelligence community processes.
The CDC recently became the first federal agency to join the EPA's WaterSense campaign to protect the future of the U.S. water supply by promoting and enhancing the market for water-efficient products and services.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) & the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have been working closely with state & local governments and relief organizations to remind residents & businesses in coastal areas to make emergency preparations.
This document provides local, state, and federal emergency response agencies with comparison information on the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) protection levels A, B, and C for personal protective equipment.
This report shows how Project BioShield facilitates & expedites the research, development, acquisition, & availability of medical countermeasures to respond to the adverse effects of public health emergencies involving CBRN threats.
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) have opened a new engineering lab to design a ventilation system that could protect schools, hospitals, and other public buildings from chemical-warfare and bioterrorist attacks.
"We are enthusiastic about the MotoSAT business & feel that the company's technical leadership & showcase-manufacturing capabilities in the United States position the company well for expansion into global markets," said Robert Kubbernus, Balaton CEO.
CHIPDRIVE Time Recording Touch & Go allows employees to clock in, clock out, and record time spent on specific projects with a mere touch of the CHIPDRIVE user-chip token to the time-recording terminal - eliminating the need to carry and swipe time cards.
Rapid Responder provides first responders with instant access to critical facility information to help save lives and protect property. The system has been deployed to more than 10,000 buildings across the country.
GAO recommends that NRC obtain & monitor data on the status of compliance with its fire-safety regulations, & also address long-standing fire-safety issues concerning interim compensatory measures, fire-wrap effectiveness, & multiple spurious actuations.
The new maXis is the first and only instrument available today that delivers high-resolution, exceptional mass accuracy, as well as outstanding sensitivity and dynamic range - all at fast chromatography speed.
Community Emergency Response Team members are often the only medical "reserve" available to a community hit by a mass-casualty incident. But, like the medical professionals they are helping, they face some difficult questions impossible to answer.
Participants were given emergency situations that ranged from suspicious activity to known terrorist threat scenarios. Each participant discussed their respective rolls during these scenarios and collaborated on how to work together.
ElanTech and Murray State University are to develop and deliver, by 2010, an Incident Management Decision Support System (IMDSS) - an interoperable, web enabled, geospatially oriented incident-management communication software system.
"The DSC2000 is one of our more popular products because, due to its shallow foundation, the arrays can be quickly set up to protect an entrance," said Delta Scientific Senior Vice President David Dickinson.