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The Top 5 Facts About Public Safety Mobility

The Top 5 Facts About Public Safety Mobility

Curious about what mobility means in public safety? Check out this expert interview and find out what it means for law enforcement agencies and fire departments throughout the US.

May 30, 2019

The Future of Police Radio

The Future of Police Radio

Why is LMR still front and center, with broadband LTE just around the corner? A number of factors help to explain it. Some have to do with the nature of police operations, while others reflect realities around such issues as cost and infrastructure.

September 4, 2018

Making Meditation Not Suck

Making Meditation Not Suck

If you start slow and adapt your meditation practice to the first responder lifestyle you'll be able to reap the benefits.

May 3, 2018

Train Wreck

Train Wreck

After 15 minutes of work to free the transport stuck on the tracks, an eight-car commuter train carrying 90 people rounds the bend and slams into the turbine, derailing four of the eight cars. At least 60 people are injured. You are the only supervisor available that day.

December 28, 2015

Providing Trauma Care

Providing Trauma Care

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

January 24, 2013

ABCs of In-Progress Calls

ABCs of In-Progress Calls

In-progress calls evolve within a framework of controlled chaos. You can help improve your management of the situation by remembering the ABCs of in-progress calls: Assess the situation, Basics rule the day, and Contain it or lose it.

December 20, 2012

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Crowd Control Unit

Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Crowd Control Unit

The Scottsdale (Ariz.) PD's Rapid Response Team was established with three squads of officers, plus supervisors and logistics support. Now it totals 40 officers, all trained in the latest crowd control techniques developed by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Ala.

December 17, 2012

Caring for 9/11 Responders

Caring for 9/11 Responders

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced its recommendation on Sept. 9 that 50 forms of cancer coverage be included under the James Zadroga Act.

October 10, 2012

Unusual Calls: Beyond the Norm

Unusual Calls: Beyond the Norm

There are those occasions when the fates bestow upon even an experienced officer something that he or she has not been previously exposed to and he or she has no idea of how to handle.

October 4, 2012

Lessons Learned From Aurora

Lessons Learned From Aurora

The Aurora incident drives home the need to train today's first responders in medical response and triage. In a mass shooting there will be many victims with traumatic injuries and there will be a need to prioritize victims and administer advanced first aid.

August 17, 2012

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

Passing the 9/11 Health-Care Bill

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.

September 9, 2011

9/11: 10 Years After

9/11: 10 Years After

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.

September 1, 2011

Improving Communications After the Tucson Shootings

Improving Communications After the Tucson Shootings

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.

July 18, 2011

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

Responding To the Tucson Shooting

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.

July 18, 2011

Suspicious Packages and Booby Traps

Suspicious Packages and Booby Traps

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.

May 10, 2011

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