If you're planning to become a firefighter, you may soon need EMS certification to join the ranks. EMs certification is being proposed as a job performance requirement (JPR) in the upcoming edition of NFPA 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications.
Two Islamic State operatives were arrested in Kenya after trying to launch an anthrax attack, raising fears the terrorist group is increasingly close to acquiring the deadly biological weapon.
Cognitive impairment, long considered a leading risk factor for Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, has been detected in a significant proportion of people who served as first responders during the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Stony Brook University researchers have found.
The COPS Office works alongside law enforcement to support agencies experiencing extraordinary circumstances. Through many research efforts, COPS has invested countless resources to channel best and proven practices and distribute those throughout the field through publications.
On July 13 the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment increasing funding for the Volunteer Fire Assistance program from $13 million to $15 million.
The amendment was offered by Reps Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Peter King (R-N.Y.) and Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) to the FY2017 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 5538).
As the federal government continues to promote FirstNet, the Federal Communications Commission-reserved bandwidth intended to allow first responders like police and fire departments to communicate better with one another, officials in the nation’s capital want states to spearhead the next generation of 9-1-1 emergency call systems and public safety broadband.
It's taken years to get crews into a standardized mindset to practice incident command (IC) and mass casualty incident (MCI) management in a non-chaotic and coordinated manner.
Progressive systems now routinely set up MCI operations at incidents that tax their available resources, request pre-arranged MCI waves/levels of units or task forces, and refrain from scooping up the first patients that come to them.
A team of researchers may have taken the first steps towards creating a treatment for Zika infections.
Hengli Tang, a biological science professor at the Florida State University College of Arts and Science, worked with scientists from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institute of Health on repositioning drugs already approved or undergoing clinical trials.
The American Petroleum Institute released a new video designed to help first responders to accidents involving crude oil shipments by rail.
NIOSH NPPTL N95 Day is on Tuesday, September 6!
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