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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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Thu, 2016-10-13 07:00 AM
WILSONVILLE, OR Oct. 13, 2016 FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the identiFINDER® R100 personal radiation detector, the latest addition to its industry-leading identiFINDER R-...
Tue, 2016-10-11 12:07 AM
By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsThe remnants of Hurricane Matthew may be out over the Atlantic Ocean and away from the southeastern United States, but that does not mean the...
Thu, 2016-10-06 06:01 PM

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TAMPA, FL Oct. 6, 2016 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) today commended the U.S. Administration on its new initiative to make the country's housing stock more resilient...
Thu, 2016-10-06 05:38 PM
ROWLEY, MA Oct. 5, 2016 Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), the world’s most widely installed indoor gunshot detection technology, today announced that seven Fortune 500 Corporations with...
Wed, 2016-10-05 07:29 PM

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DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2016 Greyhound today announced it will temporarily suspend service beginning at noon EDT on Thursday, Oct. 6, along major routes in Florida, including Orlando to Miami, Miami to Fort...
Wed, 2016-10-05 06:46 PM

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CHATHAM, NJ Oct. 5, 2016 Desktop Alert Inc, the GSN 2016 Best Mass Notification System award winner is a New Jersey-based mass notification company previously selected by FEMA, the National Guard (...
Tue, 2016-10-04 10:32 PM
By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsAs Hurricane Matthew continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, officials in the United States are taking steps to protect their communities as...
Tue, 2016-10-04 07:01 PM

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SUNNYVALE, CA Oct. 4, 2016 Recognizing the increased threats and safety needs facing public schools, the Missouri School Boards' Association and CrisisGo, Inc., have teamed up to offer all Missouri...
Tue, 2016-10-04 06:57 PM

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WASHINGTON Oct. 4, 2016 Today, the 911 National Emergency Address Database (NEAD) LLC, an independent entity established by CTIA®, announced a major step toward helping first responders locate...
Tue, 2016-10-04 04:03 PM
NORFOLK, VA Sept. 30, 2016 Norfolk Southern Corporation's (NYSE: NSC) safety train rolled into Greenville, S.C., this week, hosting 213 area emergency responders who received advanced training in...
Tue, 2016-10-04 05:05 AM
COATESVILLE, PA Sept. 29, 2016 Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today announced that North Slope Borough (NSB), Alaska, received its first S-92® helicopter dedicated to search and...
Mon, 2016-10-03 04:03 AM
By Steve BittenbenderEditor, Government Security NewsThe latest projections for Hurricane Matthew could spell disaster for Haiti as it and other Caribbean nation brace for the Category 4 storm’s...

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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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