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April 13, 2017

APPLE VALLEY — While residents continue to praise firefighters for risking their lives battling the recent Pilot and Bluecut fires, many first responders are battling another danger.

Several research reports found that 68 percent of firefighters develop cancer compared to about 22 percent of the general population, no matter the race or gender.

by Daily Press
APPLE VALLEY — While residents continue to praise firefighters for risking their lives battling the recent Pilot and Bluecut fires, many first responders are battling another danger. Several research reports found that 68 percent of firefighters develop cancer compared to about 22 percent of the general population, no matter the race or gender. Read the full article here: https://goo.gl/VJEA...

March 27, 2017

It’s incredible that with the associated fatalities, injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and property damage caused by the accidental deployment of fire hose from a responding or moving fire apparatus, the fire service hasn’t launched a major national campaign. Maybe it has, but I wasn’t aware of it.

by Fire Apparatus Magazine
It’s incredible that with the associated fatalities, injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and property damage caused by the accidental deployment of fire hose from a responding or moving fire apparatus, the fire service hasn’t launched a major national campaign. Maybe it has, but I wasn’t aware of it. Hose Alert debuted at FDIC International 2016. It is a simple concept to alert the driver when a...

March 23, 2017

A technique for detecting enriched uranium with lasers could help regulators sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple of miles away.

Researchers have shown that a technique often used to identify chemicals at a distance can also distinguish between ordinary uranium-238 and the fission-prone uranium-235. Just three fewer neutrons make a big difference in the element’s potential for destruction.

by CBRNE Central
A technique for detecting enriched uranium with lasers could help regulators sniff out illicit nuclear activities from as far as a couple of miles away. Researchers have shown that a technique often used to identify chemicals at a distance can also distinguish between ordinary uranium-238 and the fission-prone uranium-235. Just three fewer neutrons make a big difference in the element’s potenti...

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

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