Updates

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)."

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.