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Fri, 2016-12-23 01:11 PM

Herman

PITTSBURGH Dec. 21, 2016 Global safety equipment manufacturer MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) today announced it will make it easy and cost effective to firefighters to equip their G1 self-...
Wed, 2016-12-21 10:09 AM
NORTH BILLERICA, MA Dec. 20, 2016 Pan Am Southern LLC (PAS) and Pan Am Railways (PAR) today served default and dispute notices concerning important operational safety agreements with the...
Wed, 2016-12-21 09:54 AM

Wiedefeld

The following are prepared remarks by Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld for the Metro Board Safety Committee meeting of Thursday, December 15, 2016:"I want to update the Committee on the...
Wed, 2016-12-14 10:21 AM
WOODLAND, WA Dec. 13, 2016 LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has received Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness approval for its Patient Loading Utility System™ (PLUS), for the Pilatus PC-12/47...
Wed, 2016-12-14 08:11 AM

Cianciolo

LANHAM, MD Dec. 5, 2016 McMurdo, Inc., the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and part of Orolia Group, announced today that it was awarded a $6.67 million USD contract by the...
Wed, 2016-12-14 08:08 AM

Pitz

HUNTSVILLE, AL Dec. 6, 2016 Canadian Pacific (CP) has selected an integrated suite of public safety software from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure for managing its major incidents and responses....
Thu, 2016-12-08 06:17 PM
JACKSONVILLE, FL Dec. 6, 2016 Officers and crew members of the Crowley Maritime Corp.-managed M/V Ocean Glory were recently honored with a 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Mariners’ Plaque for...
Thu, 2016-12-08 06:14 PM
BOLINGBROOK, IL Nov. 30, 2016 Wi-Tronix announces production release of Violet™, the industry’s first real-time streaming event recorder of record hardware and software solution.
Thu, 2016-12-08 10:00 AM

Connors

WESTFORD, MA Dec. 5, 2016 Tyco Security Products announced that Software House C•CURE 9000, the access-control powerhouse, now integrates with Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System by...
Thu, 2016-12-08 09:39 AM
BOLTON, MS Dec. 6, 2016 Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event Tuesday at John Bell Airport in Bolton, Mississippi....
Tue, 2016-12-06 01:33 PM

Lambert

MARKHAM, Ontario; SAN MATEO, CA; SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA; and ORLANDO, Dec. 6, 2016 ESChat, Intrepid Networks, Redline Communications (TSX:RDL) and Sonim Technologies together demonstrated the value for...
Fri, 2016-12-02 09:33 AM
NEW YORK Dec. 1, 2016 The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season concluded yesterday with 15 named storms generating seven hurricanes, three of which were considered major ones, according to the Insurance...

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Active shooter, suicide by cop, ambush by homegrown terrorism -- these real-life scenarios require different types of officer response, but the resulting stress on the officer generates the same physical and psychological results during the incident. The question Meggitt Training Systems asked is, “Can this stress be recreated within a simulated environment?” The answer is yes.
As the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is currently being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, the Healthcare Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (HCEP) remains concerned about conflicting Ebola medical waste regulations and confusion over regulations and proper procedures at hospitals across the U.S. Despite the U.S.
Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) has signed urgently needed legislation aimed at increasing safety and services -- and decreasing violence and assaults -- in California’s five state hospitals, according to the Safety Now Coalition, a coalition of workers in California's Department of Mental Health Hospitals.
Editor’s note: In this article Denise Rucker Krepp, former Special Counsel to DOT General Counsel, Senior Counsel on the House Homeland Security Committee, and author of the 9/11 Act rail provisions, gives state, local officials a simple piece of advice regarding NDAs they signed with railroad companies regarding transportation of Bakken crude oil: Tear them up. They’re against the law.
In recent decades, wildfires of unprecedented magnitude and severity have increased in frequency, raising concerns about impacts on local natural resources such as water. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN) recently released a new report that offers a comprehensive look at the state of knowledge around this subject and the potential for mitigating the impact wildfires can have on water
 

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