Manufacturer Z-Medica Corporation cites first responder John McCullough for his heroic use of QuikClot hemostatic agent to save the life of a motorcycle accident victim bleeding from a severed femoral artery.
Thanks to mutual-aid compacts between neighboring political jurisdictions, first-responder cooperation at mass-casualty incidents is often a multi-agency effort. But before the agencies can work together they must first be able to speak the same language.
When disaster strikes U.S. government agencies often turn to the private sector for assistance. But incident commanders cannot always be sure if non-government volunteers who show up are who they claim to be and/or possess the skills/training needed.
There are still some political hurdles ahead, but law-enforcement agencies throughout the country should soon be able to thwart terrorist acts and stop other crimes by the simple exchange of drivers-license photos from one state to another.
WebEOC is the first web-enabled collaborative crisis-information communications system, providing real-time information sharing to facilitate planning, training, emergency response, recovery, and continuity of government and business operations.
The agency will train and certify more than 400 explosives-detection canine teams, each composed of one dog and one handler; the TSA teams will be deployed to U.S. airports with the greatest volume of cargo on passenger-carrying aircraft.
White Papers are invited to be submitted for two different categories: one for working professionals in academics, industry, and law-enforcement and military professionals; and the second for college students under the age of 25.
The FirstDefender, a system designed for use by first responders, homeland security, military, law enforcement and forensic chemistry personnel, was demonstrated in front of the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities.
The healthcare failures during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina received more publicity than the many unpublicized successes. Nonetheless, a new look at hospital emergency management was obviously needed, and is now well underway.
The report presents a wealth of details about firefighter injuries sustained at or responding to fire incidents. These injuries may be the result of operations at the fire scene or suffered while responding to or returning from an incident.
The new PointGuard Xtreme is a cost-effective and scalable system designed in partnership with security dealers and IT integrators to meet universal requirements and security budgets for organizations of all sizes.
This revised manual examines critical topics - including operational issues, human physiology, weather issues, & technology - related to emergency incident rehabilitation, & also addresses ways to better protect firefighters & other emergency responders.
This guidebook of sorts, created by the Oklahoma City National Memorial, is a collection of documents featuring universal truths and best practices from communities that have experienced large-scale disasters.
The Commonwealth of Virginia once again provides a best-practices example of the best way to plan for a potential mass-casualty disaster: Ensure that all stakeholders, private-sector as well as government, are fully involved ahead of time, and practice.
Today's front-line defenders - policemen, firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders - are just as chivalrous as their medieval predecessors, and their lighter-weight PPE working clothes are less cumbersome and provide much better protection.
A quick but accurate analysis of unknown but potentially lethal agents detected by first responders at the scene of a mass-casualty incident can save many, many lives. That analysis requires skill, knowledge, and state-of-the-art analytical equipment.
Is it something a first-responder wears for personal protection? Is it some special equipment he or she is using? A combination of both? Can it be used to save the lives of victims as well? Yes, sometimes, sometimes, and yes but not always.
The SimGuard 4000 MOBILE provides an ideal solution for monitoring and securing public gatherings such as large-scale entertainment and sporting events, festivals, demonstrations, temporary facilities such as large fairs, and similar venues.
Not enough masks and/or medical supplies - those shortages can be overcome. But when there are not enough EMTs or paramedics, or if those who are available are among the early victims, there is no quick and easy way to find replacements.
The key to coping successfully with a mass-casualty incident or similar event is to plan ahead - as carefully and in as much detail as possible. It takes a lot of work, and all of it extremely tedious. But the end result is well worth the effort expended.
The easy-to-use software on the built-in touch-screen computer allows the system to be used with only minimal operator training. It can be ready in minutes, and measurements take only a few seconds to complete.
SecureTeq's open-architecture solution brings together "best-in-class" threat-detection technologies into a single seamless monitoring and management platform that will provide an opportunity to expand the usability of the BioFlash.
The group evaluating the housing developed a comprehensive Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) designed to collect information on housing products and help FEMA determine whether the options proposed are suitable to meet disaster-housing needs.
Five new Centers of Excellence, located throughout the country, will focus on: border security/immigration; explosives detection, mitigation, & response; maritime, island, & port security; natural disasters; coastal infrastructure & emergency management.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agriculture specialists continue to increase their enforcement efforts to protect the American agriculture industry, crops, food supplies, livestock, and economy.