Before Ahmad Khan Rahami planted bombs in New York and New Jersey, he bought bomb-making materials on eBay, linked to jihad-related videos from his public social-media account and was looked into by law enforcement agents, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If only the authorities had connected the dots.
At a recent Public Safety Committee meeting of the Board of Aldermen, University of Missouri-St. Louis criminologist Rick Rosenfeld suggested members of the St. Louis Fire Department may be needed to help fight crime in the city. Rosenfeld suggested that in the “down time between fires,” firefighters and medics should walk patrols in high-density areas, ensure buildings were secured, and make random checks on unoccupied vehicles.
Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet.
The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field, though both have the same national stock number (NSN 6515-01-521-7976). Deployed Soldiers may soon receive the updated version and wonder how to use it.
Many would miss this on a trivia quiz, but the skin is the human body's largest organ. And the importance for firefighters to protect their skin also goes largely unrecognized.
With a huge surface area and critical biological functions, the skin is key to providing a barrier to toxins and regulating temperature.
A new strategy launched today takes powerful steps to protect and support the mental health of NSW’s front line first responders.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for First Responder Organisations in NSW was launched today by the Premier, The Hon. Mike Baird. It comprises six objectives to guide agencies in their efforts to protect and promote the mental well-being of their members.
Two Boston police officers were “extremely critical” after a man wearing body armor and armed with an assault rifle shot them multiple times, police said Thursday.
Overdosing on heroin or another opiate? Soon, there could be an app for that.
The federal government is hosting a competition -- a call for innovators who can develop a mobile phone application that will help a person having or witnessing an opioid or heroin overdose get the quickest access to the drug naloxone, known by the brand name Narcan, which can reverse the overdose.
On September 21 the Senate Finance Committee approved legislation exempting nominal benefits that volunteer emergency responders receive as a reward for their service from being subject to federal income tax, withholding, and reporting.
After a 45-year partnership with the U.S. Army, the FBI yesterday formally accepted primary responsibility for the Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, the facility that trains and certifies every one of the nation’s public safety bomb technicians.
Law enforcement vehicles often serve as mobile offices for officers. In-vehicle laptop(s) or other computer systems are used to access a wide range of software applications and databases hosted and operated by federal, state, and local agencies, with each typically requiring a different username and password.