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Dubhe Beinhorn describes AtHoc, Inc, winner of GSN’s 2012 award for “Best Mass Notification Solutions,” as a company that operates in one sector only: critical communications for crisis management....

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Mon, 2016-10-03 03:05 AM
NEWARK, CA Sept. 20, 2016 SST, Inc., the global leader in acoustic gunfire detection, today announced a new mobile app designed to extend ShotSpotter Flex alerts to a new native browser user-...
Mon, 2016-10-03 02:50 AM

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ITASCA, IL Sept. 30, 2016 According to a National Safety Council poll, 34 percent of workers in the United States do not feel well trained in emergency practices, including evacuation. The finding...
Fri, 2016-09-30 03:32 AM
WASHINGTON Sept. 29, 2016 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently revised its 2016 Atlantic hurricane outlook calling for a higher likelihood of an above-normal season which...
Wed, 2016-09-28 06:58 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia Sept. 27, 2016 Weir-Jones Engineering Ltd., and SGS Canada Inc., have entered into a global Preferred Service Provider agreement that will bring affordable and reliable BC...
Tue, 2016-09-27 06:08 PM
Sept. 26, 2016 Vandenberg Air Force Base becomes the latest US Military Installation to award High Rise Escape Systems Inc. (HRES) a Contract to protect their Air Traffic Controllers. The Guardian...
Fri, 2016-09-23 06:17 AM

Fischer

LOUISVILLE Sept. 22, 2016 In an effort to further enhance public safety, Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad today announced plans to purchase and install a gunshot...
Wed, 2016-09-21 04:09 PM

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NASHUA, NH Sept. 20, 2016 Ping4 Inc., creator of smartphone-based emergency alerting applications, announced it has been awarded a development contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
Wed, 2016-09-21 07:17 AM
DUBLIN, Sept. 20, 2016 A new study released in The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology finds that the newly Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved intranasal (IN) formulation of naloxone, NARCAN® (...
Mon, 2016-09-19 11:49 PM

McAuliffe

Sept. 19, 2016 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that $5.7 million in federal funds will be awarded for 99 projects to enhance emergency preparedness and security throughout the Commonwealth....
Mon, 2016-09-19 11:34 PM

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HARRISBURG, PA Sept. 19, 2016 More than $604,000 in grants are being awarded to help Pennsylvania's rural communities guard against the threat of fires in forests and other undeveloped areas,...
Mon, 2016-09-19 05:59 AM
Sept. 18, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the State Police and National Guard to deploy an additional 1,000 uniformed officers out of an abundance of caution to high-profile locations...
Mon, 2016-09-19 05:29 AM
LOS ANGELES Sept. 16, 2016 Fire recently broke out in an industrial section of Downtown Los Angeles due to the explosion of some gas cylinders, according to a September 12 Los Angeles Times article (...

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced drunk driving fatalities decreased from 10,322 in 2012 to 10,076 in 2013. NHTSA also announced that overall traffic fatalities decreased from 33,561 in 2012 to 32,719 in 2013, with 31 percent of all fatalities resulting from a drunk driving crash measured from .08 BAC and above.Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving and underage drinking, learned that drunk driving fatalities continued to top 10,000.
The law firm representing ten families -- nine of whom lost family members in the Sandy Hook shooting, along with a teacher who was shot multiple times but survived -- has said they have initiated a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. The lawsuit alleges negligence and wrongful death.
In a letter addressed to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS nonprofit organization in the U.S.
With security awareness, threat assessment, and risk analysis extending into new areas like international traveler health screening, vigilance at the doors of elementary schools, and intensified subway passenger safety, it’s important for government security professionals everywhere to keep their knowledge and credentials continuously up-to-date.
We’re almost through hurricane season, and so far we’ve been lucky: none of the hurricanes or tropical storms have caused significant damage. Even so, we’re not out of the woods yet. Researchers at Colorado State University predicted the 2014 hurricane season would see three storms making landfall, and one will be a Category 3 or higher.
 

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