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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....


Tue, 2016-07-26 08:00 AM


HARRISBURG, PA July 25, 2016 The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency in Harrisburg began operations at 8 a.m. this morning to monitor...
Tue, 2016-07-26 07:36 AM


ATLANTA, July 21, 2016 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will begin making awards totaling nearly $60 million to states, cities, and territories to support efforts to protect...
Thu, 2016-07-21 07:00 AM
CHICAGO July 19, 2016 Unfair labor practices coupled with concerns over understaffing and job security for 160 fire safety and security officers could lead to a labor dispute at Navy Pier.The...
Wed, 2016-07-20 09:39 AM


WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced more than $10.4 million to support border security and emergency preparedness in New Mexico. The grants were awarded through...
Wed, 2016-07-20 07:00 AM


LOUISVILLE July 19, 2016 Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is joining cities around the country in partnering with Nextdoor (www.nextdoor.com), the private social network for...
Wed, 2016-07-20 07:00 AM


DURHAM, NC July 19, 2016 AudioSolutionz specializes in bringing much needed information, updates and knowledge in trending topics in the industry. Its webinars are presented by nationally and...
Tue, 2016-07-19 06:41 AM


CINCINNATI July 18, 2016 Scenario Learning, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces, and Georgia Schools Boards Association Risk Management...
Mon, 2016-07-18 08:30 AM
SANTA MONICA, CA July 14, 2016 DJI, the world's leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, and AirMap, the world's leading provider of airspace intelligence and navigation services to unmanned...
Thu, 2016-07-14 04:24 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA July 12, 2016 Regroup Mass Notification, the award-winning leader in emergency and day-to-day communication technology, has made available a set of highly-valued resources to help...
Wed, 2016-07-13 06:49 AM
DALLAS July 11, 2016 COPsync, Inc. (NASDAQ: COYN), announced today that Northside Christian School in St. Petersburg, FL has implemented the COPsync911™ threat-alert system for schools, government...
Wed, 2016-07-06 09:51 AM
MADISON, CT July 5, 2016 The Grant County Sheriff's Office (Minnesota) has implemented PowerPhone's Total Response solution for 911 call handling. The new system provides state-of-the-art software,...
Wed, 2016-07-06 07:00 AM


WASHINGTON June 29, 2016 The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to hold a roundtable discussion here next month on the safety of transporting flammable liquids, such as crude oil and...

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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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