may 2004

Updates

DHS and EU Sign Agreement to Allow Collection of Passenger Data

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect airline Passenger Name Record (PNR) information relating to flights between the United States and the European Union.

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FEMA Pilots New Training Course to Help Fire and Emergency Services Officials Enchance Coordination

"This pilot course is important as it provides a forum for partnership and local and regional coordination centered on President Bush's and the Department of Homeland Security's National Incident Management System (NIMS)."

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MSAs new FireHawk Air Mask a Standout With New Carrier/Harness & Rescue Belt Make

. . . two new SCBA components for 2004--the Airframe Carrier and Harness and the optional Rescue Belt--provide safety, simplicity, reliability, comfort and versatility

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Now available from MSA: CBRN Upgrade Kits for SCBA in field use

existing second-stage regulator in your MMR SCBA is replaced with a CBRN-protected Firehawk regulator, at any MSA authorized C.A.R.E. facility

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Department of Homeland Security Announces New Measures to Expand Security for Rail Passengers

New Directives Call for Immediate Action from Commuter, Transit and Inter-city Rail

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Response Biomedical Corp. Receives Final Clearance To Launch Its Lead Clinical Product Line To Assist In The Rapid Detection Of Heart Attacks

RAMP provides a quantitative result in approximately 15 minutes, compared to several hours turnaround time for traditional laboratory testing.

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RAE Systems Wins $1 Million Radiation Sensor Contract From U.S. Military

The NeutronRAE alerts first responders to the presence of a radiation threat well before they might be exposed to health threatening levels, and this same high sensitivity allows security personnel to instantly detect smuggled nuclear material.

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MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG AND THE NYC OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF THE CITYWIDE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

NYPD will be the Primary Agency at all CBRN/Haz-Mat incidents, with responsibility for overall site management, assessment and investigations (crime-scene/terrorism). However, FDNY will be responsible for life safety operations and mass decontamination .

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Department of Homeland Security Launches National Center Focusing on Data Visualization to Enhance Homeland Security

"The Department of Homeland Security has created the National Visual Analytics Center in order to increase our capabilities to discover and predict terrorist activities," said Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Charles McQueary.

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Homeland Security Unveils New Resources For First Responders And Emergency Managers

FEMA has developed two new resources for emergency managers and first responders to enhance mutual aid systems across the country and help emergency response networks operate more effectively together.

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Draeger Safety, Inc. Receives CBRN approval for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

. . . submitted both high pressure SCBAs, the AirBoss PSS 100 and Evolution PLUS series, and these passed the stringent requirements.

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Cenuco and FCI Associates Partner for CCTV Installations Nationally

. . .With over 20 years of experience, and with over 300,000 system installations completed, FCI Associates is one of the nations leading Security Systems Integrators and installation companies in the United States.

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EAI TEAM Wins Department of Homeland Security Training Contract

. . . under this contract, EAI will support the CDP with the development and delivery of advanced hands-on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training to first responders.

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Microsensor Systems, Inc. Enters Distribution Agreement with Mine Safety Appliances

HAZMATCAD provides state-of-the-art detection capability and fully complements MSAs equipment offering by providing one-stop-shopping for all the tools essential to the First Responder

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Department of Homeland Security Launches Vendor Information Site for IT Products and Services

This site will invite businesses in the emerging homeland security industry to submit details about information technology (IT) products and services for enhancing the security of the homeland.

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TSA Launches New Passenger Rail Security Pilot Program

The goal of the Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot (TRIP) is to evaluate the use of emerging technologies to screen passengers and their carry-on items for explosives in the transit and rail environment in certain situations.

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GEOMET receives NFPA 1994, Class 2 certification from Safety Equipment Institute (SEI) for DTAPS Level B coverall ensemble

DTAPS (Disposable Toxicological Agent Protective System) Level B system is first in the industry to be certified as an NFPA 1994, Class 2 ensemble.

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MSA Introduces The SafeSite Wireless Gas Detection System for Homeland Security

. . . in response to the needs of first responders, law enforcement, government agents and facilities managers