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January 25, 2017

The New York Post reports that the de Blasio administration is planning to spend $10.4 million to outfit all NYPD patrol cars with bullet-resistant window inserts, according to City Hall officials.
The plan is expected to be announced Tuesday when Mayor de Blasio unveils an $84.7 billion preliminary fiscal 2018 budget — up 3.1 percent from last year’s $82.1 billion preliminary plan.

by Law Officer Magazine
NYPD patrol car
The New York Post reports that the de Blasio administration is planning to spend $10.4 million to outfit all NYPD patrol cars with bullet-resistant window inserts, according to City Hall officials. The plan is expected to be announced Tuesday when Mayor de Blasio unveils an $84.7 billion preliminary fiscal 2018 budget — up 3.1 percent from last year’s $82.1 billion preliminary plan. The NYPD beg...

January 24, 2017

Natalie Harris was afraid to fall asleep.

As a young paramedic in Barrie, Ont., Harris went to bed dreading her next nightmare. Nearly every night, she says she bolted upright screaming and drenched in sweat. In the morning, she sat frozen in panic, unable to put on her uniform.

by CP24
ambulance
Natalie Harris was afraid to fall asleep. As a young paramedic in Barrie, Ont., Harris went to bed dreading her next nightmare. Nearly every night, she says she bolted upright screaming and drenched in sweat. In the morning, she sat frozen in panic, unable to put on her uniform. "I'd be crying and crying ... I couldn't control it and I didn't know why," she recalled. "I wished I had a broken...

January 24, 2017

Fort Hood hosted a capabilities exercise to show Army leaders what the 20th chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives or CBRNE command has to offer to help them in the battle field.

The 20th CBRNE is a one-of-a-kind unit.

The 20th includes 85 percent of the army's bomb disposal and chemical and nuclear units.

by KWTX
chemical unit capability exercise
Fort Hood hosted a capabilities exercise to show Army leaders what the 20th chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosives or CBRNE command has to offer to help them in the battle field. The 20th CBRNE is a one-of-a-kind unit. The 20th includes 85 percent of the army's bomb disposal and chemical and nuclear units. “Training like this enables other conventional forces understand...

January 23, 2017

Dogs have long been used to sniff out drugs and bugs and even bombs! But can these furry friends also identify the smell of cancer?

A special program in San Antonio has been designed to help protect some of our most vulnerable heroes, firefighters.

"Everything a firefighter does is a calculated risk," San Antonio firefighter Joe Arrington said.

by NewsFix
Dogs have long been used to sniff out drugs and bugs and even bombs! But can these furry friends also identify the smell of cancer? A special program in San Antonio has been designed to help protect some of our most vulnerable heroes, firefighters. "Everything a firefighter does is a calculated risk," San Antonio firefighter Joe Arrington said. And firefighters may be at risk for cancer s...

January 17, 2017

The first shots were fired just before 9 p.m. A protest against deadly shootings by police was winding down in Dallas, with demonstrators making their way back to their cars, when officers heard the initial burst of gunfire. By the time it was over, five police officers had been killed, several others were injured and a lone gunman was dead after a standoff with officers.

by The Washington Post
police killings data
The first shots were fired just before 9 p.m. A protest against deadly shootings by police was winding down in Dallas, with demonstrators making their way back to their cars, when officers heard the initial burst of gunfire. By the time it was over, five police officers had been killed, several others were injured and a lone gunman was dead after a standoff with officers. The Dallas ambush was...

January 16, 2017

The U.S. opioid crisis shows no sign of receding as a new year begins, with the latest data from several hard-hit cities and states showing overdose fatalities reaching new peaks as authorities scramble to stem the tide, reports the Wall Street Journal.

by The Crime Report
The U.S. opioid crisis shows no sign of receding as a new year begins, with the latest data from several hard-hit cities and states showing overdose fatalities reaching new peaks as authorities scramble to stem the tide, reports the Wall Street Journal. The synthetic opioid fentanyl, which has up to 50 times the potency of heroin, remains the chief culprit driving the increase in fatalities, say m...

January 12, 2017

Police work has always been hard. Today police say it is even harder. In a new Pew Research Center national survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform, majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks, and left many officers reluctant to fully carry out some of their duties.

by PEW Research Center
police
Police work has always been hard. Today police say it is even harder. In a new Pew Research Center national survey conducted by the National Police Research Platform, majorities of police officers say that recent high-profile fatal encounters between black citizens and police officers have made their jobs riskier, aggravated tensions between police and blacks, and left many officers reluctant to f...

January 12, 2017

Every second counts when you work for an emergency services provider -- it's why Life EMS Ambulance uses Marvlis.

"Which is Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location Information System," said Tony Sorensen, Life EMS Ambulance's vice president of resource performance.

The software looks similar to programs meteorologists use when forecasting the weather.

by WZZM13
Marvlis technology
Every second counts when you work for an emergency services provider -- it's why Life EMS Ambulance uses Marvlis. "Which is Mobile Area Routing and Vehicle Location Information System," said Tony Sorensen, Life EMS Ambulance's vice president of resource performance. The software looks similar to programs meteorologists use when forecasting the weather. "The darker it is just like in a wea...

January 11, 2017

Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 222nd Chemical Company sharpened their skills and exchanged lessons learned recently during a joint exercise with cops from the New York Police Department’s Chemical, Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awareness (COBRA) training team.

by CBRNE Central
NYPD COBRA Team
Soldiers from the New York Army National Guard’s 222nd Chemical Company sharpened their skills and exchanged lessons learned recently during a joint exercise with cops from the New York Police Department’s Chemical, Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awareness (COBRA) training team. The day-long exercise on Nov. 19 took place at the police department’s tactical training village on Rodman’s...

January 10, 2017

An eye surgeon and former Navy SEAL who helped transform battlefield medicine is on the front line of a national push to save the lives of civilians targeted in mass shootings and terror attacks.

by USA Today
Dr. Frank Butler
An eye surgeon and former Navy SEAL who helped transform battlefield medicine is on the front line of a national push to save the lives of civilians targeted in mass shootings and terror attacks. Frank Butler, 67, of Pensacola was the command surgeon for U.S. special operations when American forces entered Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Because of his work, all American soldiers...

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