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Supreme Court Won't Hear 9/11 Families Appeal

October 4, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from the some of the families of 9/11 victims over the treatment of remains from unidentified victims of the terrorist attacks.

California Public Safety Broadband Network Gets $50.6M Stimulus Grant

September 12, 2010
The system will allow public safety personnel to transmit information more quickly and efficiently, during both day-to-day operations and major emergencies. As one example, new broadband applications would enable officers to transmit video images from an accident scene.

BlackHawk Releases Initial Response Gear

August 23, 2010
The BlackHawk Products Group has unveiled the Initial Response packs, belts, harnesses and vests for first responders. These products are compatible with others in the line, allowing the responder to create a system specific to the situation or mission.

First Responders Launch Campaign for Nationwide Communications Network

June 7, 2010
The Public Safety Alliance supports H.R. 5081—also known as the Broadband for First Responders Act of 2010—that would allocate directly to public safety the spectrum needed to establish a nationwide interoperable communications network.

Scott Health & Safety Introduces SureSeal Facepiece Seal System

April 28, 2010
The Scott SureSeal system includes features such as an enhanced sealing surface and practical personal protective equipment (PPE) interfaces. It's integrated with the Scott AV-3000 facepiece, so users experience an expansive field of vision and exceptional voice intelligibility, according to Scott.

Avon Protection Gets NIOSH Certification For ST53 SCBA Facemask

March 2, 2010
Avon Protection Systems Inc. and Avon-International Safety Instruments, Inc. have announced today that the Avon ST53 SCBA system is now certified by NIOSH for industrial protection under 42 CFR 84 as SCBA.

Austin Police Respond to Crash Site

February 18, 2010
The crash of a small plane into a Northwest Austin building that housed federal offices was likely an intentional act of a person targeting the Internal Revenue Service, Austin's police chief has said.

Owens CC First Responder Training

January 25, 2010

Owens Community College offers scenario-based training to first responders via its Center for Emergency Preparedness in Toledo, Ohio. The facility features a Firearms Training System (FATS), an interactive simulated system designed to provide training in the handling and use of small and supporting firearms, as well as confronting hostile assailants.

NYPD/NYFD Task Force Helps Haitian Relief Effort

January 18, 2010
New York Task Force One is managed by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and is equipped with the latest technology and equipment, trained to respond to catastrophic events involving the collapse of heavy steel and concrete.

NH15 Escape Hood

January 14, 2010
he Avon NH15 Escape Hood is the most compact NIOSH-approved CBRN escape hood available. Designed for use by first responders, the hood provides multiple carry options, including a thigh-mount-capable carrying case, and a streamlined design reduces snagging and delay in donning.

First Responders: The NYPD and 9/11

October 5, 2009

In "The First Responders: The Untold Story of the New York City Police Department and September 11, 2001," Anthea Appel weaves together the stories of members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit (ESU) who first arrived at Ground Zero. Appel, who was on patrol on 9/11 and has since retired after a 20-year NYPD career, recounts the ESU members who searched for terrorist "sleepers" and survivors. Appel also tells the story of the mysterious man who was arrested in the North Tower in the moments before it fell.

Communications: Sound Tactics

August 7, 2009

Columbine is a vivid example of what happens during a tactical operation when communications break down. It and 9/11 are also strong examples of why first responders need radios that can talk to personnel from other agencies.

Oklahoma Emergency Responders Receive Equipment Donation from BAE Systems

December 8, 2008
BAE Systems, Inc., has donated, installed, and provided training for 10 First InterComm interoperable communication units worth a total value of $65,000 to emergency responders in Grady County, Okla.

Picture This

May 1, 2006

Although digital cameras are certainly high-tech and have a lot more power and control than their film predecessors, they are still only as good as the officer holding them.

Crime Scene Response for the Patrol Officer

January 1, 2006

The actions you take as a first responder can determine the value of crime scene evidence for investigators and prosecutors.

Respirator Roundup

March 1, 2004

There are many respirators out there for police officers to choose from. Here are some of the best units available that meet the special needs of the police officer.

HERB Safety Gate

March 1, 2003
Designed by a former police chief, the Hazardous Environment Remote-Controlled Barrier (HERB) minimizes high-risk contacts at DWI checkpoints and roadblocks. The HERB can be used at bomb threat incidents, accidents, government buildings, crime scenes—virtually anywhere safe, manned, or unmanned traffic control is required.

Preparing for the Worst

February 1, 2003

Less than two years ago, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as gas, viruses, and nukes were mostly the stuff of Tom Clancy novels, not the everyday concern of the nation’s law enforcement. But that was before 9/11.

Defense Dollars

October 1, 2002

Most cities and counties have increased police and fire funding since 9-11, but in many cases, budget bumps can barely meet newly established needs.

Behind the Walls

October 1, 2002

From Honolulu to New York City, prisoner incidents and uprisings have become all too common. Luckily, corrections officers are equipped better than ever to deal with such incidents.

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