Firefighters experience post-traumatic stress disorder at rates similar to what's seen among combat veterans, according to a new report released Tuesday by the International Association of Fire Fighters.
In work that aims to protect soldiers from biological and chemical threats, a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists has created a material that is highly breathable yet protective from biological agents.
Fentanyl, the powerful painkiller more than 50 times stronger than heroin, has become so prevalent that the Drug Enforcement Administration is warning police and first-responders not to touch or field-test drugs they suspect contain it.
The largest and second largest hostage-taking events in modern history did not take place at embassies, airports, government buildings or religious facilities; they both occurred inside public hospitals.
Launching "Operation Jihad" in 1995, 142 Chechen and Arab militants held 1,648 hostages — doctors, nurses, patients, visitors and security personnel — at a hospital in Budennovsk, Russia.
Between fighting fires and responding to other emergencies, fire fighter personal protective equipment (PPE) is exposed to a wide range of toxins, chemicals, micro-chemicals and blood-borne pathogens. It's well recognized that these contaminant exposures can pose significant risks to fire fighters' immediate and long-term health, but knowing what's needed to adequately remove them from PPE has yet to be fully determined.
Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers – dubbed C-men – can deploy by road, river or air in an emergency.
This video animation created by the Dallas Morning News breaks down, from beginning to end, the movements and actions of Micah Johnson during the killing of 5 police officers and wounding of 9 others.
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The events that took place at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20, 1999 changed the way law enforcement trained and responded to active shooter incidents. The pictures and accounts from this act of cowardice produced tears and intense anger. Officers, trainers, supervisors, and command staff recognized the need for a different approach.
An anthrax vaccine that could be administered in a single dose is advancing to its first clinical trial with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The only anthrax vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires three doses.
As I peer into the cardboard box NIST researcher Amanda Forster holds out for me, I can’t help thinking that this mild-mannered materials scientist has an impressive collection of shivs. The handmade prison weapons include a ballpoint pen with a razor embedded in the shaft and a toothbrush — originally designed to be gentle on your gums — that’s been re-engineered to easily puncture flesh.