"This represents a significant breakthrough for the CBRN industry," said John Armstrong, GM of Remploy Frontline. "We have built a new garment that meets the military and first-responder community's requests for lighter, faster, and easier suits."
New detection systems, built by some of the most innovative companies, play a key role in protecting the homeland from new attacks by terrorist groups equipped with weapons of mass destruction laced with chemical, biological, or radiological materials.
The duties & responsibilities of hospital emergency coordinators are extremely complex and specialized. A new course of studies sponsored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources provides the framework needed for three levels of CHEC certification.
Mayor Bloomberg and the New York City Council say that passage of Intro 650 is essential to protect NYC from future terrorist attacks. Opponents see fatal flaws in the bill, and want answers to some important questions.
In today's fast-moving world comprehensive, rapid, & continuing communications are the key to business success - and, in times of conflict, success on the battlefield as well. But what happens if communications systems are destroyed or made inoperable?
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed 28 Smiths Detection aTiX (Advanced Threat Identification X-rays) units at Denver International airport, making it the second airport to complete a full switch to the advanced systems.
CBP has taken several steps forward to improve the security validation process, but still faces challenges in verifying that security practices of C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) members meet the minimum criteria established.
The Leica ALS50-II compact airborne LIDAR system is designed to create highly accurate and much denser digital elevation models, acquire topographical information, and return signal intensity data from numerous airborne platforms.
The new Mobile-IR is insensitive to vibration, and all components required for the FT-IR analysis are assembled into a rugged weatherproof transport case that can be ready for operation in a few minutes, and measurements take only seconds to complete.
New state-of-the-art detection instruments of all types are now being deployed to determine the presence of and specifically identify a broad spectrum of chemical, biological, and radiological threats threatening the United States and American citizens.
The could-have/should-have (but did not) scenarios of the past serve as abundant reminders that the cost of national preparedness is only a fraction of the much higher cost that must always be paid for not being prepared.
The Kenton County Detention Center will be using iSECUREtrac's System 5000, which incorporates the industry's most advanced GPS (Global Positioning System) components to provide location and compliance information in real time.
"Government - even with the federal, tribal, state, and local governments working perfectly in sync - is not the entire answer. Everyone is part of the emergency-management process," said FEMA Administrator David Paulison.
Research conducted by the Ad Council found that more than 85 percent of small businesses understand that emergency preparedness is important, yet only four in ten businesses have plans in place to protect their businesses.
The Open House forum allows potential students to visit the main campus in Union and to meet with faculty and staff to discuss how the Kean Certificate in Emergency Management can help to advance a persons knowledge and experience in emergency management.
Hardware and dishes will be installed at a number of National Guard facilities in Washington, D.C., to connect guard members to the worldwide communications network in the event of an emergency or loss of the land-based network access.
The new system will allow the State Patrol to consolidate and automate incident information that is currently kept in disparate databases or in paper files, thus providing more effective processing of records and criminal investigations.
The Summit County (Ohio) medical examiner is required to change autopsy findings to remove all references to the TASER electronic-control device as a contributing cause of death in the three cases affected.
Decontamination, disinfection, and the use of liquid hand cleaners - all are among the most important "weapons" in the first-responder community's fight against a potential flu pandemic. And it's a battle to the death. Literally.
U.S. healthcare officials, working in close cooperation with long-range planners & political decision makers, are already pondering what the nation's future hospital infrastructure should look like. Here are some ideas to consider.
Smiths advanced hand-held HGVI (Hazardous Gas & Vapor Identifier) system provides emergency-response workers with a reliable, cutting-edge device that quickly, safely, and accurately identifies unknown vapors and gases.
The DHS Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) funds the equipment and training needed by smaller communities across the nation to help prevent, deter, and respond to terrorist attacks.
The new D Series deadbolt locks, from Falcon, will secure virtually any commercial door. Fitted with interchangeable cores or conventional cylinders, the locks can be adapted to most manufacturers' key systems.
"This new order solidifies Axsys' position as the premier supplier of infrared lenses for the Thermal Weapons Sight, one of the U.S. military's most important infrared programs," said Scott B. Conner, President & COO of Axsys Technologies.
Capable of executing the most challenging maritime safety and security missions around the globe, the USCGC Bertholf is the first of eight national security cutters planned to be built for the U.S. Coast Guard.
Flexibility, versatility, and a quantum upgrade in overall capabilities are the biggest selling points of ESi's newest WebEOC system, unveiled last month at the company's fourth annual User Conference in Boston.
Cooperation & coordination among and between numerous city agencies and the Raytheon Company produce a best-practice example of how the public and private sectors can, and should, pool their resources to upgrade their collective response capabilities.
The NIOSH-approved Scott AV-2000 facepiece, which is a CBRN- (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear) approved air-purifying respirator (APR), is the first facepiece that can be converted from CBRN APR to CBRN SCBA application without using tools.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced a new Small-Vessel Security Strategy (SVSS) designed to close security gaps and reduce risks associated with the potential exploitation of small maritime vessels.
This 19-day program brings together state and local government officials from across the United States to focus on the complex roles and responsibilities of senior elected, appointed, and career officials.