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Hammerspike Glass Breaker

January 31, 2012
Hammerspike is a breaching tool from Shieldspike that's designed to break the glass of vehicles and structures using one hand. It replaces heavier breaching tools that require two hands to operate and were never designed to effectively penetrate vehicle or structure glass.

NYPD 9/11 Responder Prevails In Flag Standoff with HOA

November 21, 2011
A retired New York City cop and firefighter who helped victims at Ground Zero ten years ago has prevailed in a standoff with his homeowners' association to continue flying a flag commemorating 9/11.

Verizon Joins the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies

November 11, 2011
Verizon has joined the Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT), which represents vendors in the emergency communications field. The council speaks on behalf of companies who would be affected by public policy issues impacting 911 and the emergency response system.

Trauma Care on the Front Lines of Patrol

November 11, 2011
North American Rescue's combat medical training provides police first responders with basic focused training on applying pressure dressings, tourniquets, haemostatic agents, control hypothermia, as well as how to reduce tension pneumothorax.

Practical Tactical Thinking

November 9, 2011
As you gain more experience, you'll gain a patrol sixth sense that's not available on the internet with shipping and handling added. It's something that develops, and those who have it never quit developing it.

Next-Gen 911: Call Center of the Future

November 2, 2011
Next-generation 911 (NG 911) is a term that refers to the transition in public safety to broadband technology and multimedia-enabled operations that will enhance 911 capabilities for call centers and first responders. NG 911 relies on the implementation of an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) that lets a person send video, voice and text "calls" to a call center during an emergency.

Residents Thank Calif. Cops who Responded To Salon Shooting

October 30, 2011
Within 5 ½ minutes of being dispatched, officers had taken Scott Dekraai into custody. Dekraai had been involved in a bitter custody battle with victim Michelle Fournier, a stylist at the salon.

DHS Technologies' Antimicrobial Shelter Fabric Enables In-Field Medical Procedures

October 21, 2011
DHS Technologies has introduced the XYTEX 500 fabric for its Reeves DRASH shelters that provides an aseptic, sterile-like environment for surgery and complex medical procedures in the field.

Morphix Introduces Chameleon Chemical Suicide Detection Kit

September 29, 2011
Morphix Technologies has introduced the Chameleon Chemical Suicide Detection Kit that offers police, EMS and first responders a field-configurable, low-cost, easy-to-use, hands-free solution when encountering a chemical suicide, according to the company.

Texas Constable Collapses After Guarding Burned Homes

September 11, 2011
Travis County Constable Cpl. Kevin Aigner died after guarding homes damaged in the Steiner Ranch wildfire. Cpl. Aigner, 38, began having trouble breathing late Saturday and was rushed to Seton Medical Center.

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

September 9, 2011

Extending health-care screenings and treatment for the 9/11 first responders initially stalled because federal lawmakers who represented areas outside of New York believed it was a New York issue.

9/11: 10 Years After

September 1, 2011

The ghosts of the Twin Towers and the victims of the 9/11 attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and on United Flight 93 still loom over law enforcement. They loom both as an indictment of the lost opportunities to have prevented 9/11 and as an omnipresent reminder of a need for vigilance.

Mission First Tactical Releases 9/11 Memorial T-Shirt

August 19, 2011
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Thomas J. Valentine Memorial Fund that provides financial support for the widows and children of fallen warriors, the Navy SEAL Foundation, and Families of September 11.

Improving Communications After the Tucson Shootings

July 18, 2011

The Jan. 8 shootings in Tucson may have drawn interest toward law enforcement in Arizona's second-largest city, but another incident that highlighted the need to improve public safety communications for agencies across the entire nation occurred much earlier: on 9/11.

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

July 18, 2011

For policing professionals, the Tucson shooting offers another opportunity: to analyze the local public safety response to learn what worked, what could have been done better, and what takeaway lessons might help other agencies respond to a mass-casualty incident in their own city.

9/11 Health-Care Bill Goes Into Effect

July 4, 2011
The act provides $4.3 billion in long-term federal financing for both treatment and financial compensation for first responders suffering lingering effects of the attacks.

Interoperability: 10 Years Too Long

July 1, 2011
Regardless of the finer details, the fact remains that Americans and public safety agencies have waited far too long for an interoperable public safety broadband network. Now — not next year or the one after — is the time for Congress to lay aside differences and stand behind the more than 2 million first responders who serve this country.

Mo. Officer Struck by Lightning In Medically Induced Coma

May 26, 2011
Riverside (Mo.) Police Officer Jeff Taylor has been induced into a medical coma in the intensive care unit of a Springfield, Mo., hospital, as he struggles to recover from being struck by lightning.

Joplin: A Tornado Tests Your Preparedness

May 26, 2011
Joplin will rise from the ripped trees and flattened devastation as a more modern, more energetic, and more proud community. And, I wonder, will you take the time to make your own bug-out bag, buy that generator, and be prepared if it happens to you?

Suspicious Packages and Booby Traps

May 10, 2011

There are hundreds of stories of officers conducting a search and thinking a container of drugs has been located only to discover pipe bombs. With infernal machines, as with guns, knives, and physical assaults, an awareness, a suspicious mind, a professional paranoia, are the first steps toward survival.

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