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December 1, 2016

EPA to study the risks of certain flame retardants on human health and the environment under TSCA reform.

Under the newly amended law, EPA must release a scoping document within six months for each chemical. This will include the hazard(s), exposure(s), conditions of use, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation(s) the agency plans to consider for the evaluation.

by EPA
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EPA to study the risks of certain flame retardants on human health and the environment under TSCA reform. Under the newly amended law, EPA must release a scoping document within six months for each chemical. This will include the hazard(s), exposure(s), conditions of use, and the potentially exposed or susceptible subpopulation(s) the agency plans to consider for the evaluation. Read the ful...

November 30, 2016

Cancer rates in the fire service are reaching epidemic levels. The following Best Practices have been identified to help reduce exposures to carcinogens. These are simple, cost-effective methods that fire fighters can implement now to reduce the risk of contracting cancer. This video identifies operational areas.

To view the video, please visit: https://vimeo.com/171759302

by State of Washington, Department of Labor & Industries, Safety & Health Investment Projects
Cancer rates in the fire service are reaching epidemic levels. The following Best Practices have been identified to help reduce exposures to carcinogens. These are simple, cost-effective methods that fire fighters can implement now to reduce the risk of contracting cancer. This video identifies operational areas. To view the video, please visit: https://vimeo.com/171759302

November 30, 2016

After Hurricane Katrina hammered the southeastern United States in 2005 and turned New Orleans into a vast, disaster area, the city of roughly 460,000 was largely dysfunctional. Once out of the threatened area, the next priority was treating the sick, wounded and injured.

by EMS1
NDMS
After Hurricane Katrina hammered the southeastern United States in 2005 and turned New Orleans into a vast, disaster area, the city of roughly 460,000 was largely dysfunctional. Once out of the threatened area, the next priority was treating the sick, wounded and injured. The 2010 earthquake that rocked the nation of Haiti left 2.3 million people homeless, destroyed an entire nation and caused...

November 29, 2016

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic drug that is similar to morphine and heroin but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl and its analogs are members of the class of drugs known as rapid-acting synthetic opioids that alleviate pain. Other drugs in this class include fentanyl analogs, such as acetylfentanyl, butyrfentanyl, carfentanil, alfentanil, sufentanil and remifentanil.

by NIOSH
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Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic drug that is similar to morphine and heroin but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl and its analogs are members of the class of drugs known as rapid-acting synthetic opioids that alleviate pain. Other drugs in this class include fentanyl analogs, such as acetylfentanyl, butyrfentanyl, carfentanil, alfentanil, sufentanil and remifentanil. Fentanyl acts quickly...

November 29, 2016

In the November 2016 edition of Fire Engineering, please find an article titled The Jack Rabbit Tests: Catastrophic Releases of Compressed Liquefied Gases co-authored by one of our own, T&E Member Gregory Noll.

This article features information on the Jack Rabbit I and II tests, lessons learned, and emergency response findings.

by Fire Engineering
Fire Engineering Magazine
In the November 2016 edition of Fire Engineering, please find an article titled The Jack Rabbit Tests: Catastrophic Releases of Compressed Liquefied Gases co-authored by one of our own, T...

November 22, 2016

Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported this afternoon on a new DHS terror warning to local police departments.

Herridge explained that the four-page DHS intelligence note was sent out to federal, state and local authorities after an ISIS propaganda magazine called for mass casualty attacks using trucks as weapons.

by Fox News
Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported this afternoon on a new DHS terror warning to local police departments. Herridge explained that the four-page DHS intelligence note was sent out to federal, state and local authorities after an ISIS propaganda magazine called for mass casualty attacks using trucks as weapons. The DHS warning comes after a July attack in w...

November 22, 2016

In a series of attacks on "precisely chosen targets," nine Islamic State militants wrought devastation in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, killing at least 130 people.

A year later, the world is still grappling with violence exported from Iraq and Syria and carried out by those influenced by the missive to build an Islamic caliphate, even as the group's footprint shrinks.

by The Washington Post
In a series of attacks on "precisely chosen targets," nine Islamic State militants wrought devastation in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, killing at least 130 people. A year later, the world is still grappling with violence exported from Iraq and Syria and carried out by those influenced by the missive to build an Islamic caliphate, even as the group's footprint shrinks. How did Europe get to this p...

November 21, 2016

Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died; the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive.

They were two of four officers shot Sunday in four incidents.

by CBS News
Det. Benjamin Marconi
Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks. One died; the other was shot twice in the face but was expected to survive. They were two of four officers shot Sunday in four incidents. A San Antonio detective writing out a traffic ticket to a motorist was shot to death in his squad car late Sunday morning outside police headquarters...

November 21, 2016

Come see national and international speakers discuss a variety of topics, issues and challenges related to the current threat environment and integrated response operations on Monday, December 12 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

by High Threat Institute
emergency response
Come see national and international speakers discuss a variety of topics, issues and challenges related to the current threat environment and integrated response operations on Monday, December 12 at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Speakers include; Isaac Ashkenazi - MD...

November 18, 2016

Technology has provided numerous benefits to law enforcement, increasing operational efficiency as well as officer and public safety. And with the growing use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by law enforcement, these advantages have increased exponentially. But operating a UAS safely, without violating privacy and other civil rights, presents great challenges too. And the public is wary.

by COPS Office
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Technology has provided numerous benefits to law enforcement, increasing operational efficiency as well as officer and public safety. And with the growing use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by law enforcement, these advantages have increased exponentially. But operating a UAS safely, without violating privacy and other civil rights, presents great challenges too. And the public is wary. Many p...

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