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CDC praises crisis communicators

The Centers for Disease Control on Wednesday detailed the valuable work its crisis communicators do during disease outbreaks, natural disasters, biological threats and other disaster-related incidents. Crisis communicators work primarily through detailed plans and outlined goals, all of which... Read More »

DARPA reveals latest Grand Challenge details

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the details for its latest Grand Challenge on Wednesday - ensuring that the rapidly growing number of military and civilian wireless devices can function with the increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum. DARPA officials... Read More »

ECBC deploys team for testing at Yuma Proving Ground Site

The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) announced on Thursday that it had dispatched a team to the Sonoran Desert for a project supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Center, and the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG). The YPG... Read More »

Avon Protection outlines equipment lineup at Defexpo 2016

Avon Protection announced that it will showcase its chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear respiratory protection equipment services together along with its Argus range of thermal imaging cameras at Defexpo 2016. Over the last decade, the security risks that threatened the international... Read More »

CDP trains first responders on CBRNE evidence collection

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) commenced a training exercise last week aimed at handling environments affected by chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats (CBRNE). The course, entitled “Hazardous Materials Evidence Collection for CBRNE Incidents (HEC),”... Read More »

FLIR Systems to power new thermal imaging smartphone

FLIR Systems, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it will integrate its Lepton micro camera into the new Cat S60 to create the world’s first thermal imaging smartphone. FLIR, a leading manufacturer of ruggedized smartphones, said that the phone would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress... Read More »

EU announces launch of European Medical Corps

The European Union announced on Monday the creation of the European Medical Corps (EMC), a special agency dedicated to providing medical assistance as well as first response expertise and technology from across the EU to threats both within and without the EU. The foundations for the EMC was... Read More »

DARPA tests FLA unmanned vehicle capabilities

As part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program, DARPA recently set up a series of tests to discover the capability of a smaller scale of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The goal of the FLA program is to develop algorithms that would... Read More »

DHS works with Home Office on first responder uniform

The new Base Ensemble Project, a collaboration between the United Kingdom’s Home Office and the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), aims to create a uniform that will provide emergency first responders with the protection they need. First Responders often... Read More »

NIH experts discuss lessons learned from Ebola outbreak

In an issue this month for the medical journal Clinical Trials, leading researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), described the series of challenges and lessons learned to prevent future outbreaks. Among... Read More »

FirstNet announces RFP

First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) recently announced its first Request for Proposals (RFP) for the deployment of the public safety broadband network. The announcement, issued on January 13, is an important step in FirstNet’s objective of creating a modern communications network for... Read More »

DoD continues mobile support against Ebola in West Africa

The United States Department of Defense (DoD) announced its ongoing support last Monday for the continuation of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) diagnostics in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The initiative is part of a cooperative biological engagement program (CBEP) in West Africa. The current program is... Read More »

Robie Robinson sworn in as new IAEM-USA president

Robie Robinson was recently nAlthough sworn in as the cheap jerseys new IAEM-USA President at of the Sports annual conference of the Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robinson previously served as the executive cheap nfl jerseys ... Read More »