Smaller law enforcement agencies often face unique challenges in the law enforcement field. Frequent changes in leadership and limited access to resources are some of the most common challenges. Many smaller agencies also face difficulties in bringing adequate leadership and management training to their departments. The IACP’s Leading by Legacy program was designed to address these challenges.
What motivates hate groups and domestic terrorists? With the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist movements making a resurgence, special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks to Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center about solutions to stop the hate and encourage tolerance.
Turnout gear provides protection against dermal exposure to contaminants during firefighting; however, the level of protection is unknown. We explored the dermal contribution to the systemic dose of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and other aromatic hydrocarbons in firefighters during suppression and overhaul of controlled structure burns.
When industry pioneers and experts collaborated on the development of the Emergency Medical Services Agenda for the Future two decades ago, they set forth a vision for the future of EMS system improvements.
The future of firefighting will move closer to reality at this week’s FDIC International show in Indianapolis with the launch of Scott Sight, a new in-mask thermal intelligence system for firefighters from Scott Safety, the life safety products business of Tyco International (NYSE: TYC). This new technology is designed to improve firefighter safety by providing the real-time benefits of thermal imaging in plain sight of all firefighters.
The University of South Florida and Tampa Fire Rescue have launched a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a worksite exercise regimen targeted to reduce the risk of low back injury and disability in firefighters—a physically demanding occupation particularly prone to back problems that can lead to chronic pain and early retirement.
he National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently concluded a national research study assessing critical trends and issues related to Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team activities in the United States.
A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released April 14 recommends actions to address violence directed at the nation's health care workers.
When it comes to high-tech tools used in emergency response, the sky's the limit for the local fire department. The sky also is the arena.
Harold Schapelhouman, fire chief for the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, said Friday that his agency is on pace to be the first in the nation approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to deploy aerial drones.
The Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response, Flammable Liquid Unit Trains resource materials were developed to provide critical information on best practices related to rail incidents involving hazard class 3 flammable liquids, such as crude oil and ethanol.