followed news of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting with one thing on my mind: Where was EMS? As Omar Mateen’s three-hour assault played out, we now know, the 80 medics on the scene were kept more than 100 yards from the club, outside what’s known as the “hot zone.” Many of the injured were transported to hospitals in pickup trucks.
One North Carolina fire dept is getting more tech-savvy in the way it trains to fight fires. New technology, sold by BullEx, is allowing firefighters to virtually do their job, without battling a real fire.
The New Orleans Emergency Medical Services Foundation (The Foundation) donated six active shooter kits to New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (NOEMS) after receiving a grant from Hermes Beyond the Parade (Hermes BTP). The grant, which was awarded in January, combines donations from Krewe of Hermes members, as well as an anonymous donor.
The value of the grant was just over $24,000.
On July 6, Nakia Jones, a police officer in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, was awakened by her teenage son bursting into her room, on the verge of tears. “Did you see the shooting?” he asked. The day before, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, someone had filmed two police officers tackling and then shooting to death a black man named Alton Sterling. The video showed in bloody detail how quickly an officer can take a life at point-blank range.
Dozens of high school students from across Morris County, New Jersey got hands on training that could save their lives or someone elses. Pat Battle reports.
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It's 10,000 times more powerful than morphine and 100 times more powerful than Fentanyl. It's called W-18 and first responders believe it has made its way to our area.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently awarded a 12-month project for $422,330 to JGW International Ltd. based in Reston, Virginia, to develop a universal operator control unit (OCU) system for four separate robotic platforms used for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD).
SWAT commanders, much like professional coaches, do the majority of their work off the field. Establishing expectations, developing strategies and improving both individual and team performance levels are all tasks done before game day (or in our case, a critical incident). When game day does come, the coach or SWAT commander’s role is to minimize risk, call the right plays and be prepared to adjust tactics as circumstances unfold.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recognizes the struggle for wildland firefighters as they try to achieve a balance of personal protective clothing and heat safety.