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March 22, 2017

Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.

Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/lMbWqA

by Science Daily
Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Researchers have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that weighs under a pound, costs as little as $100 and can detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes. Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/lMbWqA

March 20, 2017

Adapt Pharma's naloxone nasal spray (Narcan) has been working well in the real world, reversing the vast majority of opioid overdoses for which it's deployed, researchers reported here.

by MedPage Today
Adapt Pharma's naloxone nasal spray (Narcan) has been working well in the real world, reversing the vast majority of opioid overdoses for which it's deployed, researchers reported here. In a survey of a small number of community organizations that used the 4-mg nasal spray, first responders were successful at reviving about 98% of cases who went on to survive, George Avetian, DO, senior medical...

March 15, 2017

Organizations around the world have conducted studies on the potential dangers of flying unpiloted aircraft — but what about their life-saving capabilities? On March 14, DJI released a study based on news reports indicating that drones have saved at least 59 lives. With 38 of those rescues occurring between May 2016 and February 2017, that number averages almost one life per week. And drone use for life-saving purposes is only increasing.

by Drones 59, naysayers 0: DJI tallies up lives saved from drone rescues
Organizations around the world have conducted studies on the potential dangers of flying unpiloted aircraft — but what about their life-saving capabilities? On March 14, DJI released a study based on news reports indicating that drones have saved at least 59 lives. With 38 of those rescues occurring between May 2016 and February 2017, that number averages almost one life per week. And drone use fo...

March 9, 2017

An Assessment of Current Trends and Issues from 2009 to 2013: The NTOA has long been recognized as a leader in the profession of law enforcement special operations. Early in 2013, the NTOA Board of Directors identified the need for a contemporary assessment of U.S. SWAT operations to help support a more accurate depiction of the exemplary work done by agencies.

by National Tactical Officers Association
An Assessment of Current Trends and Issues from 2009 to 2013: The NTOA has long been recognized as a leader in the profession of law enforcement special operations. Early in 2013, the NTOA Board of Directors identified the need for a contemporary assessment of U.S. SWAT operations to help support a more accurate depiction of the exemplary work done by agencies. The information collected from the s...

March 7, 2017

For approx. 7 months the fleet of DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services ambulances were outfitted with DARPA-developed nuclear & radiological detectors, providing the first city-scale, dynamic, real-time map of background radiation levels throughout the Capital as well as identifying any unusual spikes that could indicate a threat.

Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/XZBdKb

by American Security Today
For approx. 7 months the fleet of DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services ambulances were outfitted with DARPA-developed nuclear & radiological detectors, providing the first city-scale, dynamic, real-time map of background radiation levels throughout the Capital as well as identifying any unusual spikes that could indicate a threat. Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/XZBdKb

March 6, 2017

A surge in human infections of a deadly bird flu in China is prompting increasing concern among health officials around the world. While the human risk of these outbreaks is low at the moment, experts are calling for constant monitoring because of the large increase in cases this season, and because there are worrisome changes in the virus. U.S.

by The Washington Post
A surge in human infections of a deadly bird flu in China is prompting increasing concern among health officials around the world. While the human risk of these outbreaks is low at the moment, experts are calling for constant monitoring because of the large increase in cases this season, and because there are worrisome changes in the virus. U.S. officials say of all emerging influenza viruses, thi...

March 3, 2017

A couple of back-to-back incidents happened in my old jurisdiction recently that prompted this Tactics column. Both resulted in SWAT callouts. So I’ve decided to focus on what you, as a street dog, should be doing while waiting for the TACT Unit or SWAT troops.

Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/JXH8XW

by LawOfficer.com
A couple of back-to-back incidents happened in my old jurisdiction recently that prompted this Tactics column. Both resulted in SWAT callouts. So I’ve decided to focus on what you, as a street dog, should be doing while waiting for the TACT Unit or SWAT troops. Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/JXH8XW

March 2, 2017

As stated in the U.S.

by Domestic Preparedness
As stated in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Fiscal Year 2017 President’s Budget Submission, CB threats are constantly expanding; the rapid advancement of CB capabilities, as well as their global proliferation, “greatly extends the spectrum of plausible actors, agents, concepts of use, and targets.” In the past, many counterterrorism experts discounted the likelihood of CB attacks against Western...

March 1, 2017

One of the elements of a firefighter’s protective ensemble that often gets neglected is eye and face protection. Most often firefighters rely on their self-contained breathing apparatus facemask, but SCBA are not worn for every type of emergency response.

by Fire Rescue 1
One of the elements of a firefighter’s protective ensemble that often gets neglected is eye and face protection. Most often firefighters rely on their self-contained breathing apparatus facemask, but SCBA are not worn for every type of emergency response. Manufacturers must provide firefighter helmets with either a set of goggles or a faceshield, which is intended for supplemental eye and face...

February 27, 2017

Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it's a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the Forbes richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said:

by Forbes
Bill Gates is a smart guy who knows something about global health. So when he gives a grave warning about a potential catastrophe, it's a good idea to listen. Yesterday, at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the man who tops the Forbes richest person in the world list and is co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said: “Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of...

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