Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

First Responders

Boeing executes initial face shield delivery effort

Boeing recently executed the initial delivery of reusable 3D-printed face shields as a means of supporting healthcare professionals working to halt COVID-19. “Boeing is proud to stand alongside many other great American companies in the fight against COVID-19, and we are dedicated to... Read More »

HHS to issue healthcare worker protective suits

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) officials reached an agreement with DuPont to obtain Tyvek suits for frontline healthcare workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. DuPont will deliver 450,000 Tyvek suits, via FedEx, to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) from its Hanoi,... Read More »

Lawmakers urge first responder COVID-19 support

A bipartisan group of lawmakers said they are seeking bolstered legislative support for first responders amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) joined Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Peter King (R-NY), Mike Bost (R-IL), and over 100 of their... Read More »

FirstNet Authority appoints new executive director

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet Authority) Board has selected Edward Parkinson as the organization’s executive director. “After conducting a comprehensive and thorough search, we are pleased to announce the selection of Ed Parkinson to be the Executive Director of the... Read More »

DHS supports law enforcement driving skills program

A report by the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund finds that law enforcement officers face a higher risk of death and injury traveling to the scene of an incident than at the actual scene itself. The report revealed that vehicle-related collisions are one of the leading causes of... Read More »

Partners work to evaluate wildfire sensors

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently selected four new industry partners to participate in a new wildfire sensors workstream of the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs. SCITI Labs will work with the Federal Emergency... Read More »

California bill adds dispatchers as first responders

California lawmakers recently joined public safety dispatchers from across the state in celebrating a bill classifying those in the vocation as first responders. California State Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) said Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945) recognizes the work of public safety... Read More »

Annapolis reports FirstNet benefits

City of Annapolis, Md., personnel recently espoused the benefits of FirstNet, the public safety broadband network designed to enhance public safety communications as a means of protecting residents and visitors. The Annapolis Police Department (APD), Public Works, the Office of Emergency... Read More »

Rep. Stefanik holds law enforcement roundtable

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) hosted a Law Enforcement Roundtable in her district at the Milton Community Center to discuss several pressing issues facing police officers. Among the issues, law enforcement officials spoke about the importance of mental health resources for police departments.... Read More »

House panel seeks restoration of homeland security grants

A bipartisan group of U.S. House members, in the wake of this week’s U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani and recent domestic acts of anti-Semitic violence, called on the Trump administration to restore millions of dollars in homeland security grants aimed at aiding state and local... Read More »