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January 10, 2017

The grant application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program) is currently open and will remain open until Friday, February 10.

by FEMA
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The grant application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program) is currently open and will remain open until Friday, February 10. The CCTA program provides $35.94 million to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions to improve their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated ter...

January 9, 2017

On December 19, Anis Amri plowed a hijacked truck through the Christmas market in one of Berlin’s main public squares, killing 12 people. The following day, the Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.

by War on the Rocks
Berlin attack 2016
On December 19, Anis Amri plowed a hijacked truck through the Christmas market in one of Berlin’s main public squares, killing 12 people. The following day, the Amaq News Agency of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a statement claiming responsibility for the attack. Although some characteristically skeptical commentators suggested that ISIL could just be taking credit for an...

January 9, 2017

Ohio is now the 35th state in the nation to have cancer presumption legislation for the state's firefighters.

Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law today (Wednesday) just after noon.

There are limitations to the law, but for those diagnosed with specific cancer linked to their hazardous duty, they can now receive worker's compensation benefits and medical treatment paid.

by WKYC
Bill signed in Columbus, OH
Ohio is now the 35th state in the nation to have cancer presumption legislation for the state's firefighters. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law today (Wednesday) just after noon. There are limitations to the law, but for those diagnosed with specific cancer linked to their hazardous duty, they can now receive worker's compensation benefits and medical treatment paid. Following th...

January 6, 2017

When someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, the people nearby often call 911, but those dispatched to the scene are often law enforcement officers and not mental health professionals, and that poses a conundrum for authorities, said Austin police Lt. Brian Jones.

by Police One
Crisis Intervention Training class
When someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, the people nearby often call 911, but those dispatched to the scene are often law enforcement officers and not mental health professionals, and that poses a conundrum for authorities, said Austin police Lt. Brian Jones. Officers responding to these calls must be prepared for anything, even death. At least two deadly police shootings this year...

January 5, 2017

Many Seacoast-area fire departments now rely heavily on mutual aid from neighboring towns to meet call demand, a circumstance some attribute to understaffed departments.

The National Fire Protection Association has reported that fire departments across the nation lack adequate staffing, and many Seacoast-area fire departments are no different.

by Firefighting News
mutual aid at fire
Many Seacoast-area fire departments now rely heavily on mutual aid from neighboring towns to meet call demand, a circumstance some attribute to understaffed departments. The National Fire Protection Association has reported that fire departments across the nation lack adequate staffing, and many Seacoast-area fire departments are no different. David Lang, president of the Professional Firefi...

January 4, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today released a Request for Information (RFI) for participation in the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, Idaho, July 17-22, 2017.

by DHS S&T
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S...

January 3, 2019

The NFPA Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard addressing preparedness and response to active shooter scenarios and incidents. The request seeks an NFPA standard to address appropriate training, responder interagency coordination protocol, and the identification of minimal personal protective equipment appropriate for responders to active shooter incidents.

by NFPA
The NFPA Standards Council is in receipt of a New Project Initiation Request for the development of an ANSI Accredited Standard addressing preparedness and response to active shooter scenarios and incidents. The request seeks an NFPA standard to address appropriate training, responder interagency coordination protocol, and the identification of minimal personal protective equipment appropriate for...

December 23, 2016

Applications are now being accepted for the NextGen First Responder Technologies solicitation, an opportunity for a maximum conditional grant of up to $1 million, jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the Israeli Ministry of Public Security.

by DHS S&T
Call for Proposals
Applications are now being accepted for the NextGen First Responder Technologies solicitation, an opportunity for a maximum conditional grant of up to $1 million, jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S...

December 15, 2016

Ninety-nine officers have quit or retired from the Dallas Police Department since October, continuing an exodus that started last year.

Meanwhile, the department has hired only 30 people for the next academy class in February. Police officials aimed to fill the class with 60 officers, Interim Police Chief David Pughes told council members Monday at a public safety committee meeting.

by The Dallas Morning News
Ninety-nine officers have quit or retired from the Dallas Police Department since October, continuing an exodus that started last year. Meanwhile, the department has hired only 30 people for the next academy class in February. Police officials aimed to fill the class with 60 officers, Interim Police Chief David Pughes told council members Monday at a public safety committee meeting. The shr...

December 14, 2016

It was mid-afternoon, on the first day of deer season and Chief Joe Tuckey of the Tecumseh, MIch., Fire Department was multitasking, furiously, in his office.

by Emergency Management Magazine
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It was mid-afternoon, on the first day of deer season and Chief Joe Tuckey of the Tecumseh, MIch., Fire Department was multitasking, furiously, in his office. He shuffled through paperwork, answered residents' phone calls requesting burn permits to get rid of some of the fall foliage they'd collected over the weekend, and even opened the station's front door to greet a traveling salesman pitchi...

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